In the 19th and 20th centuries, many Jewish people immigrated to America to escape
anti-semitism in Eastern Europe. Frank Reher was one of these immigrants. He opened up a
successful Jewish bakery in Kingston, New York, where there was a growing Jewish population.
His family provides a case study of one family who developed an American identity, largely
through Americanizing events in their synagogues. However, they never lost touch with their