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Claire Uziel, JHSGW

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Claire Uziel, JHSGWClaire Uziel has been the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington’s Assistant Archivist since 2005. When she’s not taking care of the community’s history, she takes care of the Society’s website. Claire grew up eating from Ashkenazi and Sephardic traditions and is grateful for an extended family that loves to cook.

Family Built Booming Bread Business

by Claire Uziel, JHSGW

Family Built Booming Bread Business

Description: Photograph of Louis and Frayda Klivitsky outside their store, 1702 Seventh Street, NW. An advertisement “EAT MORNING STAR BREAD” is seen across the top of the display window, 1918 Background: The Klivitzkys left Russia for Baltimore in the first years of the 20th century. They moved to Washington, DC, and ran a grocery and

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Lunches with a Liquorman

by Claire Uziel, JHSGW

Lunches with a Liquorman

Milton Stanley Kronheim was born in 1888 at 4½ and K Streets SW, near today’s Arena Stage. He first observed lawmakers socializing at J. Kronheim’s Capitol Saloon, his father’s popular tavern on Capital Hill. Kronheim dropped out of Business High School at age 14 and, with the help of his family, opened the Maryland Wine

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A Giant Idea for DC

by Claire Uziel, JHSGW

A Giant Idea for DC

Did you hear the one about two immigrants who decided to launch a brand new food shopping idea in the middle of the Great Depression? Believe it or not, that’s just how Giant supermarket began in DC. Nehemiah Cohen, a grocery store owner, and Samuel Lehrman, a food distributor, met on the job while living

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