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Nome Census Area (no organized borough)

Nome Jewish Community. [February 2002]

"The Nome Jewish community had its own torah brought by Sam Bayles and some sixty Jews in 1900, people who attended the world's most western and northern Rosh Hashanah services. Nome established the state's first Jewish congregation in 1900 and the Hebrew Benevolent Society in 1901 to assist the less fortunate. The isolated community declined with the consolidation of shipping and supply lines by the Swiss-German Jewish Guggenheim family after WWI and the Bayles Torah was transferred to Beth Shalom Synagogue in Anchorage." Source [August 2005]

Steinacher, Sue and Graham, KJ (2000) "Jewish History in Nome," Sue Steinacher, The Nome Nugget, 2000. [August 2005]

Nome Jewish history. [April 2010]

Jewish Cemetery:?

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