Lee Shai Weissbach

Lee Shai Weissbach is Professor of History at the University of Louisville, where he has also served as chair of his department and as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Cincinnati and earned his doctorate at Harvard University in 1975. His works in the field of Jewish history include The Synagogues of Kentucky: Architecture and History (1995) and Jewish Life in Small-Town America: A History (2005).

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Sara Landau

Sara Landau was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 4, 1890, to Morris (Fred) and Frieda (Shapiro) Landau, who had married in Poland before coming to America in the early 1880s. Sara was the first surviving child of the Landaus, who later had two other daughters, Minnie and Mathilda. She spent part of her early life in Louisiana, graduating from high school in Crowley in 1906, attending Southwest Industrial Institute in Lafayette, and teaching business courses for several years. Around 1914, she and her family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where her father operated a boys’ clothing factory until the Depression of the 1930s.

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