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Onondaga Historical Association Opens New Jewish Community Exhibit

(c) Josh Horwitz 2017

 By Josh Horwitz SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)


The new exhibit opening tonight here at the Onondaga Historical Association is taking a look at the impact that the Jewish community of Syracuse has had on the advancement of the city and the region.

The exhibit looks at four specific sectors that the Jewish Community has had a hand in shaping: Community, Business, Entertainment and Athletics.

These sectors also highlight some of the Jewish people who hail from the region and have made an international impact with their achievements including: Sime Silverman, the founder of Variety magazine, Dolph Schayes, a former twelve time NBA All-Star and the Shubert Brothers, establishers of the Broadway District as the theatre capital of the country.

Museum Development Officer Jon Zella says the exhibit is crucial to understanding the scope of how big a factor the Jewish Population was in Syracuse’s Growth

“It’s important to show how the Jewish community made an enormous impact from community to business, entertainment and athletics.”

The new exhibit is opening tonight with a free reception at the museum from four P-M to six P-M.