Far Hills Speaker Series - John Patterson and the Jewish Community

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Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Oakwood Historical SocietyWhile conducting research for his 2018 book, Jewish Community of Dayton (Arcadia), Marshall Weiss uncovered documentation of a nuanced relationship between leaders of Dayton’s Jewish community and John Patterson, his company, and the village he established. Weiss will parse myths that persist to this day regarding Patterson and the Jewish community, navigating the industrialist’s legacy of civic benevolence and racism.

Marshall Weiss is the founding editor and publisher of The Dayton Jewish Observer and is the project director of Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History, both initiatives of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. He is also a past president of the American Jewish Press Association.

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