Jews were among the earliest settlers in Virginia, and they have played a pivotal role in Virginia history. Oddly, their history is seldom told. In this Hanukkah special, Myron Berman, author of Richmond’s Jewry; University of Virginia historian Phyllis Leffler, co-author of To Seek The Peace of the City: Jewish Life in Charlottesville; and Virginia Commonwealth University historian Mel Urofsky discuss the often overlooked story of Jewish life in Virginia and how it has changed over the centuries.
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