Chattanooga has a long and illustrious history of contributions from its Jewish community. In the 1880s, immigrant Jewish peddlers came to the Chattanooga area. As they succeeded in business, many established permanent establishments, primarily along Main and Market Streets, as well as throughout the Greater Chattanooga area. Celebrate that story at a dinner and presentation about the impact of Jewish immigrants on Chattanooga’s business community on Thursday, June 27, at the Jewish Cultural Center. This event is designed to complement the current exhibit at the JCC, “Main, Market & Beyond: Yesterday’s Local Jewish Merchants,” which includes oral histories from descendents of some of the original pioneer business owners. Max Brener and Wes Hasden, members of the committee that researched and created the exhibit, will present their research following a traditional dinner of cabbage rolls.
Dinner/talk celebrating “Main, Market & Beyond: Yesterday’s Local Jewish Merchants.” $10. 6 p.m., June 27, Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Rd. Reservations: (423) 493-0270, ext. 10, or firstname.lastname@example.org