Tag Archives: Jewish history

Bill Gladstone Reviews Stories from Jewish Portland

April 30, 2012

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Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of strolling through South Portland with author Polina Olsen. She pointed out the remaining landmarks from Portland’s once-upon-a-time immigrant neighborhood and shared some of the stories that she’s collected from residents. Thanks to her descriptions, I was able to imagine the kosher deli on the corner and the […]

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Stories from Jewish Portland is reviewed by The Oregonian

December 3, 2011

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Polina Olsen stands at a Lair Hill intersection and points to the site where a Jewish mail-order bride from Ukraine once lived with her husband, a Jewish farmer from South Dakota. They lived not too far from a barn that housed the horses of the many Jewish junk peddlers who lived and plied their trade […]

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History Press West Authors Out And About

November 28, 2011

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Tustin locals have likely heard the buzz about Tustin As It Once Was. On Saturday December 3, author Juanita Lovret will be signing copies of her book at the Tustin Area Museum from 10 am to 2 pm. Stop by and say hello! Fresh from events at San Diego’s Upstart Crow and the Save Our […]

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South Portland Walkabout

August 5, 2011

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“Mention Hebrew School, the Neighborhood House, basketball, or the ubiquitous junk peddlers, and photographs come out and stories are retold…. There will never be another South Portland.” —Stories from Jewish Portland by Polina Olsen (The History Press, 11.2011) On Sunday, August 21, 2011, join author Polina Olsen for a walking tour of historic Jewish Portland. […]

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