Haym Salomon

             American Patriot


One of the principal financiers of the Revolutionary War was Haym Salomon. Born in Poland in 1740, he came to America in 1772. He was an ardent patriot and was crucial in maintaining the public credit of the fledgling U.S. Salomon died in 1785.

When we read American history or study it in our schools, there is seldom much mention of the Jews. Most Americans might judge from this that the Jewish people have had little to do with the history of the United States, or that the Jews are newcomers who arrived after others had founded the nation and made it great. But this happens to be far from the truth.

Jews have been here from the beginning. Marranos, Jews forced to convert to Catholicism by the Spanish Inquisition, helped finance the explorations of Christopher Columbus. On Columbus' first voyage, at least five members of his crew were Jews. One of the first to set foot on the New World was a Jew. From that time until today, Jews have been an important part of the American story.

Even before the United States emerged, Jews made their contributions: Haym Solomon helped finance Washington's army during the Revolutionary War. In 1775, a Sephardic Jew represented South Carolina in the First Provisional Congress. Jews fought on both sides during the Civil War, and they gave of themselves in every national crisis since. Whether emerging out of the leisure classes of Germany or the impoverished villages of Poland and Russia, they brought to America the dreams and energies that helped define this nation's character and contribute to its strength.

This site, in the coming months, will present a factual history of the contributions that Jews have made to this country from Columbus' time to the present. We trust you will find it a valuable edition to the history of this great Nation.

We encourage your comments as to the future content of this site.

~ Louis O. Schwartz, President


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(In Formation)

Khaliah Ali
Author & Daughter of Muhammad Ali

Jerry Alperstein
Commander, JWV Post 235 New York

Todd Ant
Sportscaster, ABC Radio Network

Naomi Baron
Baltimore, MD

Ron Batnick
Pops & Associates

Emanuel Bloom, Esq.
Bloom & Mintz Attorneys- New York, NY

Ralph Bohm, MD
New York State Athletic Commission Ring Doctor (Boxing & Wrestling)

Pat Brickhouse
Public Relations/Public Affairs- Chicago
(Wife of Hall of Fame Broadcaster Jack Brickhouse) 

Barry Brown
Noted New York City Photographer

Tria Case

Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Energy-CUNY

Benny Chin
Honor Legion

Rocky Choi
Former Karate World Champion

Christopher Nixon Cox
OC Global Partners, LLC (Grandson of former President Nixon)
Randy Dreyer
Radio Broadcaster - Kingsboro Community College, Brooklyn, NY

Sam Dunston
Board Member, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

A. Sheldon Edelman, Esq.
Moskowitz, Passman & Edelman - New York, NY

Skip Erwin
Sportscaster/Sports Columnist - St. Louis, MO

Dany L. Esquilin
Chairman & Founder, The Friendship Games, Inc.

Barry Farber
Pioneer Radio Talk Show Host

Dr. Kenneth Fleisch, MD
Scottsdale, AZ

Alan Freedman
Director - National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Rabbi Harold Friedlander
Lisker Synagogue, New York, NY

Paul Girbon
President, Studio 7 NY

Sonia Guidry
President, Women in Government NYCHA

Rachel Hirschfeld, Esq.
Chair, Greater NY Chamber of Commerce

Mark Jaffe
President & CEO, Greater NY Chamber of Commerce

Ruth Kamen
Denver, CO

Steven Kaufman, Esq.
New York, NY

Diane Krasne
Dental Hygienist- Jack Schwartz, DDS- New York, NY

Sandie Lerner
New York, NY

Dr. Bruce D. Logan
Chief of Medicine, NY Downtown Hospital

Howard Lowenthal
Past Commander, JWV District - Treasure Coast Council 501 - West Palm Beach, FL

Irv Miljoner
District Director, U.S. Dept. of Labor - Wage & Hour Division

Sol Mintz, Esq.
Bloom & Mintz Attorneys - New York, NY

Marlene Moneada-Wolhers
New York, NY

Jeffrey M. Motelson, Esq.
New York, NY

Herbert W. North, Esq.
N. Woodmere, LI

William Perry
President, District 6 International Union

Kenneth J. Podziba
Commissioner, NYC Sports Commission

Marion Pops
Former President - Kings Bay Y, Brooklyn, NY

Paul R. Pops, Esq.
Principal, Pops & Associates

Hannah Ranells
New York, NY

Neil Joseph Ranells
Noted Humanitarian - New York, NY

Robert Rubin
President - Program Advancement Group, Inc., San Diego, CA

Lou Schwartz
President, American Sportscasters Association

Irving Seidman, Esq.
Partner, Seidman & Seidman P.C.
  - New York, NY

Stan Smith
Chairman, Archives, Mirrer Yeshiva

Henry J. Stern 
Former New York Parks Commissioner-- Director,  N.Y. Civic

Dennis Strom
President - Franchise Brands, Inc.

Patrick Turturro
Director, American Sportscasters Association

Stephen Young
President, FPH Communications, New York, NY