Ava F. Kahn

Ava F. Kahn is a visiting scholar at the California Studies Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush: A Documentary History, 1849—1880 and co-editor of California Jews, and she was a consulting historian for the exhibit on which this book was based. Other contributors to Jewish Life in the American West are Hasia R. Diner, William Toll, Ellen Eisenberg, and Moses Rischin.