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"Coalfield Jews" features 24 photographs
of people and places dated as early as 1901, from public and private sources. The photos shown below are courtesy Cindy Burgin and Randy Wasserstrom.



Children of I. L. and Sarah Shor in front of their house in Keystone, West Virginia, c. 1904.



Sarah Shor and her children, from left to right, Rosa, S. David, and Reuben, c. 1910.



Etta and Shirley Michaelson with their uncle, Mike Lambesis, in Logan, West Virginia, c. 1920s. The extended Michaelson family made up significant portion of the Logan Jewish community. Lambesis, a Greek immigrant, married into the family.




The B'nai El religious school, Logan, West Virginia. The Logan Jewish community reached its peak in the late 1920s, when this picture was taken.



Coalfield Jews - An Appalachian History
Deborah R. Weiner