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First Jewish Wedding in Washington Territory?

Although small numbers of Jews had lived in Washington Territory since 1852, historic records show that those wishing to marry another Jew had left the territory to get married. In this case Joseph Dannenbaum and Adele Loupe brought a rabbi from Umatilla, Oregon, to Walla Walla to conduct the ceremony. The wedding occurred on April 24, 1865, twelve days after President Lincolnís assassination. Julia Eulenberg, who is publishing a history of the early Jews of Washington State, speculates: "My guess about the Rev. Mr. Levy is that he was not an ordained rabbi, but that he could perform weddings, was a shochet and a mohel. The term Rev. has been used to convey that status in other places. So, he immigrated with a group, acquired those skills before or after coming to America, and was hired to use them in various locations. "


Owner/SourceWalla Walla Statesman, p. 2, col. 6
Date28 Apr 1865
File nameDannenbaum-Jos-1865-0428-Wedding-color.png
File Size276.34k
Dimensions615 x 452
Linked toJoseph DANNENBAUM; Adele LOUPE

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