Story of the Jews http://wvpublic.org en WVU Students Remember The Holocaust http://wvpublic.org/post/wvu-students-remember-holocaust <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span class="st">Each year for the past 17 years in Morgantown, WVU Hillel together with faculty and community remember the Holocaust by reading names of victims for 24 continuous hours. Students and community members get through about 10,000 names each year. At that rate, if they had access to all the names of the 11 million victims, the </span>annual tradition would continue for about 1,000 years more. Organizers say they work to humanize the victims in an effort to remember the depths to which humanity can sink.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:40:37 +0000 Glynis Board 11051 at http://wvpublic.org WVU Students Remember The Holocaust College Student Finds Temple Away From Home http://wvpublic.org/post/college-student-finds-temple-away-home <p><em><em>This article is part of a special series highlighting the Jewish experience in West Virginia. It's a </em>companion to the television series <a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews">The Story of the Jews</a>, airing March 25 and April 1 at 8 pm on West Virginia PBS.</em></p><p></p><p>We conclude our series on West Virginia's Jewish community - with a story of hope at the Congregation Ahavath Shalom in Bluefield a place where the enthusiasm of youth is bringing a new energy to the older congregation, even if it may be short lived.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:49:58 +0000 Jessica Lilly 9355 at http://wvpublic.org College Student Finds Temple Away From Home The Story of the Jews: The Jewish Experience in West Virginia http://wvpublic.org/post/story-jews-jewish-experience-west-virginia <p></p><p>Join us Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Morgantown for a presentation about the national PBS documentary, "The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama" and the West Virginia Public Radio series highlighting the Jewish experience in West Virginia.&nbsp; Reporter Glynis Board will discuss her interview with Dr. Edith Levy, holocaust survivor and educator.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:15:15 +0000 Robin Mazza 9268 at http://wvpublic.org The Story of the Jews: The Jewish Experience in West Virginia The Story of the Jews debuts Tuesday on WV PBS http://wvpublic.org/post/story-jews-debuts-tuesday-wv-pbs <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Written and presented by historian and critic Simon </span>Schama<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, the five-hour documentary draws on </span>Schama’s<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> immense scholarship, his acute and original viewpoints, and his own family history in a series that is both deeply historical and </span>bracingly<sp Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:21:49 +0000 Chad Matlick 9159 at http://wvpublic.org The Story of the Jews debuts Tuesday on WV PBS Holocaust Survivor Educates W.Va. Youth http://wvpublic.org/post/holocaust-survivor-educates-wva-youth <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>This article is part of a special series highlighting the Jewish experience in West Virginia. It's a companion to the television series <a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews">The Story of the Jews</a>, airing March 25 and April 1 at 8 pm on West Virginia PBS.</em><br />&nbsp;</p><p>We continue our ongoing series exploring the Jewish community in the state as we introduce you to Dr. Edith Levy, a <a href="http://edithlevy.webs.com/">Holocaust survivor</a> who has dedicated years of her life to educating young West Virginians about the holocaust.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:12:53 +0000 Glynis Board 9101 at http://wvpublic.org Holocaust Survivor Educates W.Va. Youth Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia http://wvpublic.org/post/righteous-remnant-jewish-survival-appalachia <p><strong>Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia</strong> is the West Virginia PBS documentary produced by West Virginia University School of Journalism Professor Maryanne Reed. The half-hour film, produced in 1997, examines the history and modern-day concerns of the small Jewish community in Beckley, W.Va. Click play below to watch the entire film.</p><p>http://video.wvpubcast.org/video/2365199620/</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:55:31 +0000 Suzanne Higgins 8974 at http://wvpublic.org Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia Morgantown Lawyer's Faith Shapes His Crusade to Fight Oppression http://wvpublic.org/post/morgantown-lawyers-faith-shapes-his-crusade-fight-oppression <p>This article is part of a special series highlighting the Jewish experience in West Virginia. It's a companion to the television series The Story of the Jews, airing March 25 and April 1 at 8 pm on West Virginia PBS.</p><p>We continue our series on the Jewish community in West Virginia, with a story about a Morgantown lawyer whose Jewish faith has contributed to his life's passion.</p><p></p><p>Allan Karlin came to Morgantown in 1974, to work as a lawyer in rural communities. His mission was to fight oppression and represent those who were struggling in the face of it.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:38:49 +0000 Ben Adducchio 8935 at http://wvpublic.org Morgantown Lawyer's Faith Shapes His Crusade to Fight Oppression The Story of the Jews National Essay Contest http://wvpublic.org/post/story-jews-national-essay-contest <div>Prize-winning author and Emmy Award winner Simon Schama is bringing 3000&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">years of Jewish history to life in a new five-part documentary series, <a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews">The Story of&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Jews with Simon </span>Schama</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, premiering Tuesdays March </span>25th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 8-10 p.m&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(episodes 1 and 2) and April </span>1st<span style="line-he Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:55:06 +0000 Chad Matlick 8912 at http://wvpublic.org The Story of the Jews National Essay Contest One Short Visit and He Knew He Found Home - Meet Rabbi Urecki http://wvpublic.org/post/one-short-visit-and-he-knew-he-found-home-meet-rabbi-urecki <p><em>This article is part of a special series highlighting the Jewish experience in </em><em>West Virginia</em><em>. It's a companion to the television series </em><a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews"><em>Th</em>e <em>Story of the Jews</em></a><em>, airing March 25 and April 1 at </em><em>8 pm</em><em> on </em><em>West Virginia</em><em> PBS.</em></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:12:28 +0000 Beth Vorhees 8847 at http://wvpublic.org One Short Visit and He Knew He Found Home - Meet Rabbi Urecki They’re Keeping the Faith at Temple Beth El http://wvpublic.org/post/they-re-keeping-faith-temple-beth-el <p></p><p><em>This article is part of a special series highlighting the Jewish experience in </em><em>West Virginia</em><em>. It's a companion to the television series <a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews">T</a></em><a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews"><em>h</em>e <em>Story of the Jews</em></a><em>,</em><em> airing </em><em>March 25 and April 1 at 8 pm </em><em>on </em><em>West Virginia</em><em> PBS.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p>Tom Sopher was once a teenager helping the rabbi at Temple Beth El in Beckley with maintenance and yard work.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:19:01 +0000 Suzanne Higgins 8841 at http://wvpublic.org They’re Keeping the Faith at Temple Beth El Holocaust Survivor Says Forgive But, Don’t Forget http://wvpublic.org/post/holocaust-survivor-says-forgive-don-t-forget <p></p><p>As national Holocaust Day of Remembrance approached, 92 year old Holocaust survivor Daniel Kereth said years on the run and in prison were life-defining.</p><p></p><p><br />As Kereth prepared to speak at a remembrance ceremony at Mountain State University in 2011, Suzanne Higgins visited him in his home in Bluefield.</p><p></p><p><em><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></em></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Suzanne Higgins 7659 at http://wvpublic.org Holocaust Survivor Says Forgive But, Don’t Forget Coalfield Jews Forged Niche as Retailers, Jewish Communities Flourished http://wvpublic.org/post/coalfield-jews-forged-niche-retailers-jewish-communities-flourished <p></p><p>Between the 1880’s and 1920’s there was an intersection of two historical phenomena in Appalachia. The railroads opened the region for the large scale extraction of coal and Jews from Eastern Europe came to the United States seeking opportunity.</p><p></p><p>In her book “Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History,” Deborah Weiner writes “…their story is treated here as Jewish History and as Appalachian history, in equal measure.&nbsp; The linkages that emerge between these two seemingly unrelated fields help to illuminate both.”</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 04 Nov 2006 18:06:31 +0000 Suzanne Higgins 7768 at http://wvpublic.org Coalfield Jews Forged Niche as Retailers, Jewish Communities Flourished