Birth of a Community: Jews and the Gold Rush

Beginning in the 1850s, entrepreneurial Jews made their way across the country by wagon, sailed for months around South America's Cape Horn and hiked through the isthmus of Nicaragua to seek their fortunes in California. An enchanting history of Bay Area pioneer families, inventively constructed with letters, old photos, and clips from Westerns.
Bill Chayes: director of Divine Food is Curator of Film, Video and Photography at the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley California. He is an exhibit designer.
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