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Plan to Publish Histories of U.S. Jewish Communities Progressing

The first study of American Jewish history on a national basis has progressed to a pant where the publication of the history of a large community–Cleveland, Ohio–is near, it was announced here yesterday at a press conference by Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

The study has been launched six major areas of the country by the American Jewish History Center, which was set up two years ago by the Seminary. Work was begun on the writing of histories of the Jews of Cleveland, Southern Florida, agricultural communities of New Jersey, Milwaukee, Montreal, and Southern California. The study of the Jewish communities of Cleveland will be launched formally December 1 at an all-day conference in Cleveland. Publication of the study will follow shortly thereafter.