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A History of Jewish American Achievement

Eight half-hour shows chronicle the story of Jewish Americans, their culture, their achievements, and their contributions to the United States.
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JAA $200.00/yr
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The Jewish Settlers Come to America
  • 1654 - The First Jewish Pioneers Arrive in the New World
  • 1714 - Luis Moses Gomez Starts Thriving Fur Trade
  • 1778 - Jewish Americans Aid the American Revolution
  • 1819 - Rebecca Gratz Founds the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society
  • 1843 - B'nai B'rith is Founded
  • 1844 - David Levy Yulee is the First Jewish American U.S. Senator
JAA-001 $25.00/yr
Jewish Americans Spread Out Across the Country
  • 1860 - Uriah P. Levy Becomes First Jewish American Commodore in U.S. Navy
  • 1873 - Levi Strauss Patents Blue Jeans
  • 1876 - From Immigrants to Settlers: Jewish Americans on the Western Frontier
  • 1886 - Samuel Gompers is Elected First President of the American Federation of Labor
  • 1903 - Oscar Straus is the First Jewish American Appointed to a Presidential Cabinet
JAA-002 $25.00/yr
Jewish Americans Succeed in All Walks of American Life
  • 1903 - Emma Lazarus Poem is Inscribed on the Statue of Liberty
  • 1907 - Albert A. Michelson is the First American to Win Nobel Prize in Physics
  • 1912 - Harry Houdini Performs His Greatest Escape
  • 1916 - Louis Brandeis is the First Jewish American Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1919 - Jewish Americans Found Hollywood
JAA-003 $25.00/yr
A Golden Age for Jewish Americans
  • 1925 - Florence Prag Kahn Becomes the First Jewish American Woman in Congress
  • 1925 - Edna Ferber, First Jewish American to Win Pulitzer Prize
  • 1927 - Jolson and Gershwin Bring Jazz onto the American Stage
  • 1935 - The Marx Brothers Release A Night at the Opera
  • 1938 - Painter Max Weber Founds Linear Expressionism
JAA-004 $25.00/yr
Jewish Americans and World War II
  • 1939 - Albert Einstein Pens Letter to Support Atomic Bomb Research
  • 1939 - Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany are Turned Away from American Shores
  • 1941 - 1945 - Jewish Americans Fight with Valor in WWII
  • 1942 - Physicist Robert Oppenheimer Leads Team to Develop First Atom Bomb
  • 1945 - Bess Myerson is Crowned Miss America
JAA-005 $25.00/yr
The Flowering of Jewish Americans
  • 1946 - Aaron Copland Debuts His Third Symphony
  • 1947 - David Sarnoff: The Father of American TV
  • 1948 - Brandeis University is Founded
  • 1948 - Arthur Miller Pens Death of a Salesman
  • 1948 - 2010 - Jewish American Authors Expand Literary Genres
  • 1953 - Jonas Salk Develops Polio Vaccine
  • 1954 - Admiral Hyman Rickover Builds America's Nuclear Navy
JAA-006 $25.00/yr
Jewish Americans Enter Mainstream American Culture
  • 1963 - Betty Friedan Leads the Women's Movement
  • 1965 - Bob Dylan Shocks the Newport Folk Festival
  • 1965 - Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz
  • 1968 - Mike Wallace Establishes Investigative TV Journalism
  • 1970 - Samuelson and Friedman, Nobel Prize Winning Economists
JAA-007 $25.00/yr
The New Jewish American Identity
  • 1970 - Judy Blume Changes Children's Literature
  • 1977 - Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg
  • 1993 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1996 - Sergey Brin Starts Google
  • 2003 - Mark Zuckerberg Launches Facebook
  • 2009 - Jewish American Doll Debuted by American Girl, Inc.
JAA-008 $25.00/yr