Johnstown (PA) Jewish History Page

1.  Eva Morawska's Outstanding Book

Ewa Morawska, Insecure Prosperity: Small-Town Jews in Industrial America, 1890-1940. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996.


See this book review in
Insecure Prosperity: Small-town Jews in Industrial America, 1890-1940.
Journal of Social History,  Fall, 1997  by Deborah Dash Moore

List of Honors

  • Winner of the 1997 Anthony Leeds Prize of the Society for Urban Anthropology
  • Winner of the 1997 Saul Viener Prize in American Jewish History
  • Winner of the 1997 Theodore Saluotos Book Award of the Immigration History Society
  • Honorable Mention, 1997 Thomas and Znaniecki Award of the Immigration Section of  the American Sociological Association
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Books of 1996

2.  Overview of 19th and 20th Century Jews of Johnstown

Circa 1850 - Current Date
Brief Introduction: Overview Circa 1850 - Current
The First Synagogue Building: 1905 - 1950

The Second Synagogue Building: 1921 - 1973

The Third Synagogue Building: 1924 - 1950

The Fourth and Fifth Synagogue Buildings: 1950 - Current

3.  Resources Related to Johnstown's Jewish History


Experience "Life Through Immigrant Eyes" at the Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center


Book (1)  Author: Glosser, Ruth,  A precious legacy : Louis Glosser and Bessie Greenberg Glosser 1854-1929 / Ruth Glosser.Imprint: Johnstown, PA : Ruth Glosser, c1998. Extent: 47, 9 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. CS71.C55 C55 1998 .  Stacks 

Book (2)  Author: Winograd, Leonard, The horse died at Windber : a history of Johnstown's Jews of Pennsylvania / Leonard Winograd.  Alternate Titles: Johnstown's Jews of Pennsylvania. Imprint: Bristol, IN : Wyndham Hall Press, c1988. Extent: 397 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. 
F159.J7 W56 1988 .  Stacks 1-2 

Book (3)  Author: Morawska, Ewa T., Insecure prosperity : small-town Jews in industrial America, 1890-1940 / Ewa Morawska.  Imprint: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1996.  Extent: xxv, 369 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. 
F159.J7 M835 1996.  Stacks Books