Rabbi Phillip Lefkowitz’ “History of a Chicago Synagogue Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation Founded October 25, 1884”: A Look at a Synagogue in a Hungarian Community

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Recent release “History of a Chicago Synagogue Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation Founded October 25, 1884” from Page Publishing author Rabbi Phillip Lefkowitz is a fascinating historical perspective on the rise of a Hungarian-Jewish community in Chicago.

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Rabbi Phillip Lefkowitz, a retired rabbi, living with his two sons, Moshe and Levi, has completed his new book “History of a Chicago Synagogue Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation Founded October 25, 1884”, an informative and fascinating story about the growth and development of a Jewish community in Chicago. Lefkowitz shares information about the citizens of this community, and their overall culture. Great achievements were accomplished in a relatively short period of time by the social and cultural organizations common to the area. Such organizations served as bridges to the customs of their home town with their new lives in Chicago. As assets to the community, such organizations were criticized by outside communities for being “clannish” and symbols of their unwillingness to adapt to their new culture. This is the story of Hungarian Jews and their relationship with the west side of Chicago, and the resiliency early immigrants found in their shared faith within their communities.

Lefkowitz shares, “There is much more to be learned about the history of our famous synagogue—Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation. This modest book is but a beginning to this important work. As Rabbi Tarfon reminds us in Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) 2:16, ‘It is not incumbent upon you to finish the task, but neither are you free to dissolve yourself from it.’ I pray you, the reader, will enjoy this book as but a beginning to an in-depth chronicling of the history of the great synagogues of Chicago, prompting your support in furthering this worthy endeavor.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Rabbi Phillip Lefkowitz’ historically rich exploration of the Hungarian Jewish population in Chicago, is the tale of faith and it’s service to people in adapting to strange new land.

Readers who wish to experience this fascinating work can purchase “History of a Chicago Synagogue Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation Founded October 25, 1884” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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