Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Poor Russian Jewish immigrants established the Atwood Colony in 1896 when B'nai B'rith and investment companies encouraged 75 adults and six children to settle in Atwood by offering farm land, seed, water rights, houses, implements, and cattle. The barren colony, lacking promised assistance, was near starvation and failed. By 1899, only a few Jewish families remained.
Dates: between 1975-2014
Abstract Moe Kattz is interviewed on the Atwood Colony, 10th Street Shul (Shearith Israel), living on 11th Street, the Marion Street Shul (Oheb Zadek) and Beth HaMedrosh Hagodol.
Dates: 1979 May 20