Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture and Life
Editor: Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University
This series encompasses all areas of American Jewish civilization, including history, religion, thought, politics, economics, sociology, anthropology, literature, and the arts. The series emphasizes contemporary and interdisciplinary studies, and volumes that tie together divergent aspects of the American Jewish experience.
|Alternatives to Assimilation
The Response of Reform Judaism to American Culture, 18401930
Explores the influence of American culture and history on the development of Reform Jewish institutions. Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life.
|American Dreams and Nazi Nightmares
Early Holocaust Consciousness and Liberal America, 1957-1965
A unique contribution to America's encounter with Holocaust memory that links the use of Nazi imagery to liberal politics
|American Jewish History
A Primary Source Reader
A treasure trove of primary source documents on American Jewish history, culture, and life
|Zola, Gary Phillip and Marc Dollinger, eds|
|American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise
The first and only complete exploration of the role of American women in the creation and support of the State of Israel from pre-State years through the struggles of Israels first decades.
|Reinharz, Shulamit and Raider, Mark A.|
|An American Orthodox Dreamer
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik and Bostons Maimonides School
The first full-scale historical treatment of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the leading figure in twentieth-century American Jewish Orthodoxy.
|The American Synagogue
A Sanctuary Transformed
Leading historians of modern Jewry offer the first comprehensive account of American synagogue history.
|Wertheimer, Jack, ed.|
|The Americanization of the Synagogue, 18201870
||Jick, Leon A.|
|The Americanization of Zionism, 1897-1948
A cogent analysis of the political and cultural factors that shaped American Zionism in its early stages.
|Cohen, Naomi W.|
|Becoming American Jews
Temple Israel of Boston
A compelling history of Bostons Temple Israel and its role in American Reform Judaism
|Dwyer-Ryan, Meaghan, Susan L. Porter, and Lisa Fagin Davis|
|The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education
The first full-scale history of the creation, growth, and ultimate decline of the dominant twentieth-century model for American Jewish education
|Krasner, Jonathan B.|
|Black Power, Jewish Politics
Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s
How American Jews leveraged the Black Power movement to strengthen American Jewish religious, ethnic, and cultural life
|A Breath of Life
Feminism in the American Jewish Community
A vigorous portrayal of the effects of a distinct form of feminism on the spiritual and secular lives of Jewish women.
|Fishman, Sylvia Barack|
The first full-length presentation of Jewish life, history, and culture in California from the Gold Rush to the twenty-first century
|Kahn, Ava F. and Marc Dollinger, eds., Moses Rischin, fwd.|
Blacks, Jews, and the 1991 Brooklyn Riot
The first full-length scholarly study of the only antisemitic riot in American history
|Shapiro, Edward S.|
|Diaspora and Zionism in Jewish American Literature
Lazarus, Syrkin, Reznikoff, and Roth
An in-depth exploration of the work of four major writers confronting Jewish nationalism and the fate of the diaspora.
|Double or Nothing?
Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage
A lively and accessible look at Jewish intermarriage and its familial and cultural effects.
|Fishman, Sylvia Barack|
|The Dynamics of American Jewish History
Jacob Rader Marcuss Essays on American Jewry
Sheds light on how Jacob Rader Marcusone of the twentieth centurys most influential American Jewish historiansconceptualized his understanding of the American Jewish experience.
|Zola, Gary Phillip, ed|
|The Eddie Cantor Story
A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics
A lively biography of the popular showman Eddie Cantor, with a focus on his involvement in Jewish culture and politics
Jewish Education in an Age of Choice
A provocative look at the current state of Jewish education in the United States
|Wertheimer, Jack, editor|
|Follow My Footprints
Changing Images of Women in American Jewish Fiction
Twenty-one writers document the diverse representations and roles of Jewish women in American literature and culture.
|Fishman, Sylvia Barack, ed.|
|Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses
The Synagogue to the Carousel, Jewish Carving Traditions
A richly illustrated volume celebrating Jewish carving traditions from the Old World to the New
|Hebrew and the Bible in America
The First Two Centuries
|Goldman, Shalom, ed.|
|How Goodly Are Thy Tents
Summer Camps as Jewish Socializing Experiences
An entertaining ethnographic study of how Jewish summer camps foster Jewish sensibilities and education.
|Sales, Amy L. and Saxe, Leonard|
|Imagining the American Jewish Community
A lively collection of sixteen essays on the many ways American Jews have imagined and constructed communities
|Wertheimer, Jack, editor|
|In Search of American Jewish Culture
A leading cultural historian explores the complex interactions of Jewish and American cultures.
|Whitfield, Stephen J.|
The Waning of the American Jewish Love Affair with Israel
A bold analysis of the creation and dissolution of the American Jewish consensus on Israel.
|Rosenthal, Steven T.|
|Jacob H. Schiff
A Study in American Jewish Leadership
The first full-scale biography of a major Jewish leader and financier.
|Cohen, Naomi W.|
|Jewhooing the Sixties
American Celebrity and Jewish IdentitySandy Koufax, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan, and Barbra Streisand
A lively look at four major Jewish celebrities of early 1960s America, who together made their mark on both American culture and Jewish identity
|Kaufman, David E.|
|The Jewish 1960s
An American Sourcebook
A collection of primary sources about Jewish contributions to and involvement in the tumultuous social transformations of the 1960s.
|Staub, Michael E., ed.|
|Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court
From Brandeis to Kagan
The first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as justices of the Supreme Court
|Dalin, David G.|
|Jewish Renaissance and Revival in America
An anthology that explores religious and social revival in American Judaism in the 19th century
|Fishbane, Eitan P. and Jonathan D. Sarna, eds.|
|Jewish Roots in Southern Soil
A New History
A lively look at southern Jewish history and culture.
|Ferris, Marcie Cohen and Greenberg, Mark I., eds. Eli N. Evans, fwd.|
|The Jews of Prime Time
An examination of Jewish television characters from the last fifty years, along with a backstage look at the Jewish insiders who created the strange history of Jewish identity in prime time television
|The Jews of Rhode Island
A richly illustrated survey of the history and culture of Rhode Island Jews.
|Goodwin, George M. and Ellen Smith, eds.|
|Jews of South Florida
A lavishly illustrated and lively introduction to a unique American Jewish community.
|Greenbaum, Andrea, ed.|
|Learning and Community
Jewish Supplementary Schools in the Twenty-First Century
Rich ethnographies of Jewish supplementary schools drawn from every region in the U.S.
|Let Us Prove Strong
The American Jewish Committee, 1945-2006
A history of the last 60 years of the American Jewish Committee to commemorate its centennial in 2007
|Sanua, Marianne R.|
|Lone Stars of David
The Jews of Texas
An essay collection of lively written, lavishly illustrated, and well-documented narratives on the history and culture of Texas Jews.
|Weiner, Hollace Ava and Roseman, Kenneth D.|
Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist
The only biography of Louis Bambergerdepartment store magnate, merchandising genius, enlightened philanthropist, and Newarks leading citizen
|Forgosh, Linda B.|
|Louis I. Kahns Jewish Architecture
Mikveh Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue
The evolution of the postwar American synagogue illuminated through the plans for Louis Kahns unbuilt Mikveh Israel
|Solomon, Susan G.|
Values Beyond the Self
The life and times of Marie Syrkin, polemicist of pragmatic idealism
|Kessner, Carole S.|
|The New Jewish Leaders
Reshaping the American Jewish Landscape
A riveting study of a generational transition with major implications for American Jewish life
|Wertheimer, Jack, ed.|
|Not Bad for Delancey Street
The Rise of Billy Rose
The first comprehensive biography of Americas great mid-century impresario
|Observing Americas Jews
Collected essays by a preeminent authority on American Jewish history.
|Sklare, Marshall. Jonathan D. Sarna, ed. and fwd.; Charles S. Liebman, afterword.|
The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman
A groundbreaking biography of the song parodist and Jewish humorist
|Pennies for Heaven
The History of American Synagogues and Money
The first book-length treatment of how synagogues are financed in the United States
|A People Divided
Judaism in Contemporary America
An analysis of contemporary American Judaism within the broader scope of American religious life.
New Jewish American Fiction on Longing and Belonging
An anthology of previously-unpublished stories by leading young Jewish writers that explore the idea of the Promised Land
|Rubin, Derek, ed.|
|Raising Secular Jews
Yiddish Schools and Their Periodicals for American Children, 19171950
Through the lens of childrens literature, explores the largely untold story of secular Yiddish schools in America
|Kadar, Naomi Prawer|
|A Second Exodus
The American Movement to Free Soviet Jews
A first-time chronicle of the US Soviet Jewry Movement.
|Friedman, Murray, and Albert D. Chernin, eds|
Two Hundred Years of a Literary Legacy
A groundbreaking literary anthology reveals the nature and history of a lesser-known but vital branch of Jewish culture.
|Matza, Diane, ed.|
|Shul with a Pool
The Synagogue-Center in American Jewish History
The evolution of an American institution that reflects the unique tension between Judaism and Jewishness.
Jews Raised as Gentiles Discover Their Jewish Roots
Dramatic personal stories of the unexpected discovery of a Jewish heritage.
The Origins of the Canadian Jewish Community
Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture
Lively essays investigating American Jewish women's images in popular culture.
|Antler, Joyce, ed.|
|Tempest in the Temple
Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals
A brave collection of essays by rabbis, educators, lawyers, and psychotherapists on sexual abuse within the Jewish clergy
|Neustein, Amy, ed.|
|Ten Days of Birthright Israel
A Journey in Young Adult Identity
The remarkable story of Birthright Israel, an intensive ten-day educational program designed to connect Jewish young adults to their heritage
|Saxe, Leonard and Barry Chazan|
|These Are Our Children
Jewish Orphanages in the United States, 18801925
Portrays the impact of Jewish orphanages on American Jewish communal life and culture.
|Friedman, Reena Sigman|
|Through the Sands of Time
A History of the Jewish Community of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
An enlightening look at a unique and remarkable Jewish community
|Cohen, Judah M.|
|Women and American Judaism
New portrayals of the religious lives of American Jewish women from colonial times to the present.
|Nadell, Pamela S. and Jonathan D. Sarna, eds|
|Woody on Rye
Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen
A critical assessment of Jewishness in Woody Allens films and plays
|Brook, Vincent, and Marat Grinberg, editors|