Shalom Chicago traces the history of the city’s Jewish community through personal stories, past and present. The stories provide insight into a dynamic and complex community, whose members successfully adapted to life in Chicago while helping define the Jewish American experience.
Based on the Chicago History Museum exhibition of the same name, Shalom Chicago features nearly two hundred images of artifacts drawn from the Museum’s collection as well as many private and institutional lenders. Illustrations include rare portraits, documents, photographs, costumes, religious objects, and works of art that together create a lasting record of the exhibition and the community’s rich history.
Paperback. Full color. 168 pages.
Olivia Mahoney is senior curator at the Chicago History Museum. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and history from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in museum studies from the State University of New York. Her previous exhibitions and publications include A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln with Dr. Eric Foner of Columbia University, Go West! Chicago and American Expansion, Chicago: Crossroads of America, and Abraham Lincoln Transformed.