A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 9-9-2016


Guest: Documentary filmmaker Sam Zolten

Topic: Preserving the stories of McKeesport's Jewish families

How Discussed: Sam Zolten was born in McKeesport and now works as a documentary filmmaker in Philadelphia. He is currently completing a feature-length documentary about Jews in the Mon Valley. McKeesport once had four synagogues. Today, there are none. What drew Jewish familes (primarily from Eastern Europe) to the Mon Valley in the 1890s? Where did they settle? How did they live? Why has Judaism died out in the McKeesport area?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.38MB - Duration: 29:54 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

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