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HAZAK – Sam & Rose Bober: A Pioneering Jewish Farm Family on the South Dakota Prairie

HAZAK – Sam & Rose Bober: A Pioneering Jewish Farm Family on the South Dakota Prairie

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Social Event, Speaker
  • Audience: Adults Only
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Topic: Education, Jewish Heritage, Jewish History, Just for Fun

12:00 PM Brown Bag Dairy Lunch
12:30 PM Program

Like most Jewish immigrants at the turn of the last century, Ed Goldstein’s Ukrainian grandparents, Sam and Rose Bober, landed at Ellis Island. But Sam’s ambition took him far from the normal pathway of first-generation Jewish Americans. He became a farmer, rancher, and seed developer in Newell, South Dakota. Rose kept a Jewish home in a region where they were the only Jews for miles. Their story includes Sam’s personal meetings with Presidents Coolidge, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower, their visit to pre-war Moscow, his service on the Federal Farm Credit Board, and his run for Congress in 1950.

EDWARD GOLDSTEIN, PHD, is the head speechwriter for the FAA Office of Aviation Safety. Previously he was the head speechwriter at NASA, NOAA, the Aerospace Industries Association and the Nature Conservancy. Goldstein also served as a staff aide to President George H.W. Bush, specializing in environmental, energy, and natural resources policy. Goldstein has a Ph.D. in Public Administration from George Washington University, a Masters’ in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Colorado College, where he has served as President of the Colorado College Alumni Association and on the Colorado College Board of Trustees. He teaches courses on Public Policy at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and for the American University Washington Semester Program.


Organized by: Rachel Levine-Hyman

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