Virginia’s Jewish population was small, but anything but insignificant during Thomas Jefferson’s lifetime. In fact, the stories of Jewish people are tied to Monticello in many ways: through Jefferson’s letters, through business, and through the enslaved community.

In this livestream, Monticello Guide and International Center for Jefferson Studies Historic Interpretation Fellow Olivia Brown explores this topic.

Photo: Monticello circa 1912, when under the ownership and preservation of the Levy family

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