One kid who grew up in Homestead’s Jewish community became a major Hollywood star. You knew I would have to write about him eventually!
To kick off the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the Homestead strike, I examined the lessons of the decades-long interdependence of the town’s merchants and millworkers.
Reconstructing Homestead’s early years of integration through the words of the local newspaper and the first Jewish residents creates a narrative with unexpected resonance for this post-election climate.
Sandy Koufax may have skipped the World Series for Yom Kippur, but he had nothing on the Homesteaders who missed the fall millinery openings. Learn about all the community’s familiar and unfamiliar holiday customs.
A Homestead boy with a colorful childhood. A father who tried to follow the path towards prosperity. The son’s success would write them both into history.