Michigan Jewry During Depression and War
June 20 - September 23, 2012
These videos represent a small sampling of the stories and recollections told by members of Kalamazoo’s Congregation of Moses in the spring and summer of 2012. Watch and listen to Gloria Besbris, Miriam Brot, Marcia Kalb, and Fran Raffel as they share their memories of growing up Jewish in Kalamazoo. Rabbi Harvey Spivak speaks of some of the roots of Jewish history, culture, and traditions.
Marcia Kalb recalls her life growing up Jewish in Kalamazoo and tells about a housing discrimination incident in 1950.