Nanci and Allan Garon's Family Website
Jews of Superior - Introduction

Many of our Jewish ancestors imigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe and settled in the Duluth, Superior, the Iron Range and the surrounding areas of Northern Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. They came in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This family website is about our family, our huge extended family and about many of the other Jews who settled and lived in this region. This page is specifically about the Jews of Superior, Wisconsin.

Links to other sites or pages of interest

Stories and Legacies of Some Jewish Immigrants to the Twin Ports - - click here    (pdf file)
written and compiled by Bob Goldish - August 2011
The Duluth Art Instute hosted a retrospective of Esther Bubley, a world renown photographer, in summer 2011.
Bob Goldish was asked (as a communtiy elder) to give a presentation regarding Jewish immigration to the Twin Ports,
The outline or script, along with the images, is available here.
Bob gave the lecture on July 7, 2011. Click on the link below to see an amateur video of the speech.
(Note that the speech lasts an hour and 20 minutes and takes several minutes to download.)

AGUDAS ACHIM synagogue, Superior - The Light and The Flame - - click here    (website)
Photos of the inside of the synagogue - -
click here    (website found by Jack Siegel)
Photo of the outside of the Agudas Achim Lituische Shul - -
click here    (jpg image)

Visit to Almena, Wisconsin in 2012 - - click here    (webpage on this site)
submitted by Terry Golob

Hebrew Cemetery, South Superior, Douglas County, WI- - click here    (website)
Cemetery Listing for Hebrew Cemetery, Cemetery Road & Highway 105, South Superior WI
Date: June 8, 2002 - Transcriber: Judith Mooney Lindgren - Copyright 2004.
Earlier Version (undated) - - click here    (pdf file)

Minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors of Superior Hebrew Cemetery
14 volumes - click on the links below

Vol-1 Minutes of the Superior Hebrew Cemetery -- 1952-1955 (in English)
Vol 2 thru 14: Minutes from 1904 thru 1951 in reverse chronological order. (in Yiddish)
Source: University of Wisconsin, Superior, JDH Library, Special Collections/Archives, Laura Jacobs - Sept 2012
Vol-1    Vol-2    Vol-3    Vol-4    Vol-5    Vol-6    Vol-7    Vol-8    Vol-9    Vol-10    Vol-11    Vol-12    Vol-13    Vol-14   
Meeting Minutes - English Translation - - click here

History of the Jews of Wisconsinís Small Communities:
            The Freedom to Succeed - - click here
By Andrew Muchin
Wisconsin Small Jewish Communities History Project

Set in Amber - Preserving the Lithuanian Jewish Immigrant Experience
Author: Gladys Aronsohn Spratt

Publisher: North Myrtle Beach, SC : Printing Port, ©2000) - According to, it is "Out of Print" and has "Limited Availability."
99 pages
Three pages available here: cover page - title page - contents page.

Douglas Cunty (Superior), Wisconsin - - click here    (website)
Information about and links related to Douglas County
Douglas County was founded on February 9, 1854. County seat is Superior.

Superior Public Library - - click here    (website)
Includes a pretty good genealogy area that could be researched.

Jewish Homes and Businesses in Superior - - click here    (webpage on this site)
location map with legend
Barkovech, Berkowitz, Binder, Edelstein and Weinberg Families
from 1995 Family Directory - - Courtesy of Sandy Berkowitz Oklon

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