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Jewish Studies

A Subject Guide to research in all fields related to Jewish Studies, on campus and beyond


Rochlin, Harriet, and Fred Rochlin. Pioneer Jews: a New Life in the Far West . Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
Marks, Mel. Jews Among the Indians : Tales of Adventure and Conflict in the Old West. Benison Books, 1992. 
Chanin, Abraham S. Cholent & Chorizo. Midbar Press, 1995.

Lamb, Blaine Peterson. Jewish Pioneers in Arizona, 1850–1920. Dissertation, Arizona State University, 1982.

Tarshish, Allan, and Sefton D. Temkin. Dawn in the West. University Press of America, 1985.

Diner, Hasia R. The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000. 1st ed. University of California Press, 2004.

Kahn, Ava Fran. Jewish Life in the American West : Perspectives on Migration, Settlement, and Community . Autry Museum of Western Heritage in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2002.

Archival Materials

Arizona Jewish Historical Society

Oral History Project: A resource for understanding how American Jews in the early 20th century pulled up roots, continued a tradition of migration, and became western Jews.


Southwest Jewish Archives, University of Arizona

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society

Arizona Historical Society

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