The Jewish Community of West Ridge

Ezras Israel

On Tuesday evening, October 13, I will be making a presentation on the history of the Jewish community in West Ridge a.k.a. West Rogers Park at the Northtown Public Library, 6535 N. California. This free event, which starts at 6:30 pm, is under the auspices of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. All of the preregistration seats are already full. There are a small number of walk in seats that are available on a first come, first served basis. So if you not preregistered, please come as early as you can. I was raised in the neighborhood and attended Rogers elementary school and Mather high school. I attended Hebrew school at Ezras Israel synagogue, where I also celebrated my bar mitzvah. My family lived next door to the synagogue on Lunt Avenue.