Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Frederick W. Adrian


The topic for this study was suggested more than three years ago by members of the Department of History of the University of Omaha. It has involved not only a study of American Jewish history in general, but also further research into a variety of local historical sources and subjects. The study of a Jewish community is much more than a religious history--it is social, economic, political, and cultural history as well. Since it is difficult to evaluate contemporary history and to deal with living personalities, this study covers the subject through the year 1915. By that time the Jewish community of Omaha was well-established, and many of its institutions were at least in the initial states of their development. It is my hope eventually to bring the history of the Jews of Omaha closer to the present.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the College of Graduate Studies University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1968, Carol Gendler

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