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By Alan S. Pierce

pressured to escape the brutal pogroms of Europe, Jewish immigrants sought shelter within the great thing about Boston's North Shore. Drawing on their artisan talents, many chanced on paintings within the tanneries of Peabody and the shoe factories of Lynn, whereas different enterprising Jews proven their very own companies in Salem and Beverly- from butcher outlets and groceries to newspapers. along fellow contributors of the Jewish historic Society of the North Shore, Alan Pierce has rigorously assembled a set of private histories from generations of Jewish households. Celebrating the wealthy flavors of Jewish tradition, those debts catch widely used faces, reminiscent of popular athlete Herb Brenner, and recognizable landmarks just like the Kernwood state membership and the Dolphin Yacht membership, cutting edge institutions open to all despite race or faith. With entrepreneurial spirit, a bit choice and lots of religion, the North Shore's storied Jewish groups have etched enduring marks on its streets and in its synagogues.

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