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Past Publications

Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives’ journal, Generations, is published to recount interesting stories or to commemorate important milestones in Richmond Jewish history.

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Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemorative Issue: “That You’ll Remember Me: Jewish Voices of the Civil War,” January 2012

This edition of Generations was produced to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Article subjects include: Jews and Slavery, Phoebe Pember’s experience as Matron of Richmond’s Chimborazo Hospital, sculptor Moses Ezekiel’s time as a cadet at Virginia Military Institute, Judah P. Benjamin, and Rabbi Maximilian Michelbacher of Congregation Beth Ahabah.


Celebrate 350 Commemorative Issue:  “Jacob I. Cohen and the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish Life,” May 2005

The origins of the American Jewish experience are discussed by Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna of Brandeis University, Rabbi Martin P. Beifield, Jr., of Congregation Beth Ahabah, and representatives of four of the nation’s earliest Jewish congregations of Newport, RI, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA and Charleston, SC.


Rabbi Edward N. Calisch : A Man of His Time and Ours, Vol. 4, No. 1, October 1991

Historical and biographical details of Rabbi Calisch's life are presented along with remembrances of him by family and friends.




 Jewish Women's Lives in Richmond During the Civil War Years, Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall 1999

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