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Historic Reno Preservation Society presents 2nd Tuesdays @ 5:30pm: Reno’s Hebrew Cemetery and Jews in Northern Nevada

Historic Reno Preservation Society presents 2nd Tuesdays @ 5:30pm: Reno’s Hebrew Cemetery and Jews in Northern Nevada

Historic Reno Preservation Society with Washoe County Library System 2nd Tuesday 2021 Educational Programs Virtual via Zoom

Historic Reno Preservation Society’s free programs offer topics related to Reno’s history. 

There will be NO program in December of 2020. Programs will resume in January. 

Zoom links for these programs will be emailed to HRPS members. They will be available on the HRPS website historicreno.org and on the Washoe County Library System website under Events / Calendar / Historic Reno Preservation Society.​

Co-Chairs: Sheryln Hayes-Zorn & Kimberly Roberts

Historic Reno Preservation Society’s free programs offer topics related to Reno’s history.

There will be NO program in December of 2021. Programs will resume in January 2022.

More HRPS information is available at historicreno.org or on Facebook.

uesday, November 9, 5:30 pm:

Presenter: Sharon Honig-Bear

Topic: Reno’s Hebrew Cemetery and Jews in Northern Nevada

This presentation looks at the early days of Jewish presence in Nevada and the need to establish cemeteries for their population. The Comstock brought Jews to Nevada—engineers, storekeepers, traders, doctors, journalists, lawyers and of course, fortune seekers. While the Jewish population didn’t exceed one percent of the population, after the Comstock, the majority of Carson City and Reno dry goods shops were operated by Jews. It was a priority for early Jewish settlers to establish a cemetery. Reno’s Hebrew cemetery was begun in 1875 and follows Jewish customs. It is the only entirely Jewish cemetery in Nevada.

Sharon Honig-Bear is a HRPS Board member, Tour Guide and a Past President of HRPS as well as a past Chair of the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission.

All of our virtual events are shared on Facebook, and are archived on the Library website, and YouTube.

Date:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time:
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Categories:
History

Registration is required. There are 100 seats available.

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