Reyzadren wrote: ↑
04 Jul 2018 22:57
I didn't know any Jew until I went to university too, but I don't think that's of any importance to me and I don't care much about it because I basically fit in to pretty much any group anyway.
I grew up in Orinda and Moraga, both in Contra Costa County, CA, and there were plenty of other Jewish families here. The biggest ethnic group in Moraga was Germans, but we also had Irish, Italians, Dutch, Scandinavians, French, Poles, Serbians, Latvians and Lithuanians, Arabs, Lebanese, Persians, Spaniards, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Thais, and Hawaiians, plus a few Tongans. Not many African-Americans though, and way fewer Hispanics than found in California as a whole. Moraga had one of the few Serbian Orthodox churches in America, a well as a church for Indonesian Christianity.
There were also a lot of immigrants from England and other Anglophone nations (Canada, Australia, South Africa, etc.) My next-door neigjbors growing up were a British woman and her Australian husband.