North End History — Our Jewish Heritage

Guild Nichols, “North End History — Our Jewish Heritage,” 2020. From the site: “Eastern European Jews began settling in the North End as early as 1870. By the early 1900s they comprised 6,300 or almost one-third of the entire neighborhood population. They settled in a modest enclave comprising several blocks along Salem Street. Many arriving Jews had skills related to the needle trades and were able to find work in the burgeoning clothing industries in Boston’s North and West Ends.”