February 10, 2012
"Black Jews of Chicago" by Sally Ryan


Known for being a city of neighborhoods that are largely self-segregating, Chicago’s far north side has long been the Jewish enclave where the majority of worshippers are white. Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew congregation in the city’s southwest side neighborhood of Marquette Park breaks that tradition with its African American congregation.

"Black Jews of Chicago" by Sally Ryan

Known for being a city of neighborhoods that are largely self-segregating, Chicago’s far north side has long been the Jewish enclave where the majority of worshippers are white. Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew congregation in the city’s southwest side neighborhood of Marquette Park breaks that tradition with its African American congregation.


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