Monday, June 20, 2011

Jewish Chicago on Google Maps

Stories of Jewish Chicago

The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies is holding an eight-part exhibit that explores the Chicago Jewish experience. As part of the exhibit the Institute is creating the Greater Chicago Jewish Memory Map.

Visitors are being asked to contribute their own personal stories of Chicago Jewish life to a Google Map of the Chicago area. You can read the submitted stories on the Stories of Jewish Chicago page. Each of the stories is accompanied by a Google Map showing the location talked about by the visitor.

Eventually all the stories will also be added to the Greater Chicago Jewish Memory Map (currently blank).

Also See
  • The Jew Map - this map shows the locations of important landmarks in Jewish history from the Red Sea to Katz' Delicatessen in New York
  • Jewish Women on the Map - a guide to physical landmarks in Jewish women’s history

1 comment:

zaramart-kippot said...

I beleive that such a jewish-map can be a way of strengthening and supporting the jewish communities around the world. But I am afraid that our enemies can as well use this information for their evil actions!