Jewish Chicago 2-DVD Set

Through archival footage, rare photographs, and interviews, relive the compelling story of Chicago’s Jewish community, from the arrival of the first German Jews in frontier Chicago through the founding of Israel. Trace the history of Jewish immigrants who recreated a shtetl in the historic Maxwell Street district. Look at early conflicts and the way the community sought to heal itself through the Jewish obligation to offer a helping hand to those in need. Along the way, visit a Yiddish class, discover the secret of making the perfect bagel, hear reminiscences from former Jewish enclaves of Maxwell Street, Lawndale and South Shore and learn about Chicago’s response to the Holocaust and the founding of Israel. In Part two of this series you can follow Chicago's Jewish community as it spreads out across the Chicago metropolitan area, and sample the incredibly diverse array of Jewish life today.