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Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024

Friday night: Romemu, 165 W. 105th Street, New York, NY 10025



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American Jewish History [clear filter]
Sunday, February 17
 

12:45pm

New York Jewish History, Culture, and Community
An overview of the historical and cultural legacy of "the world's greatest Jewish city," exploring the extraordinary nexus between age-old traditions of Jewish group life and the modern urbanism of New York City.

Presenters
avatar for David Kaufman

David Kaufman

David Kaufman is a scholar and teacher of American Jewish history, having been on the faculties of the Hebrew Union College (LA) and Hofstra University. His publications include: Shul with a Pool: The "Synagogue-Center" in American Jewish History (Brandeis, 1999) and Jewhooing the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 9 & 10 (5th Floor)

2:15pm

The Remarkable History of the New York City Synagogue
Explore the fascinating record of three centuries of New York Jewish life and New York Judaism through a slide lecture on the social, religious, and architectural history of the synagogues of New York City.

Presenters
avatar for David Kaufman

David Kaufman

David Kaufman is a scholar and teacher of American Jewish history, having been on the faculties of the Hebrew Union College (LA) and Hofstra University. His publications include: Shul with a Pool: The "Synagogue-Center" in American Jewish History (Brandeis, 1999) and Jewhooing the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 4 (5th Floor)

3:30pm

A Forgotten Heroine: The Remarkable Letter and Life of Rachel Mordecai
Meet Rachel Mordecai, a young Jewish teacher from North Carolina who in 1815 took a stand against anti-Semitism through a daring letter of complaint to a famous novelist –- a letter which produced results. Hailed as a heroine by a generation of young Jews, she later stunned many by converting to Christianity. We will explore the life and times of this complex and strong-willed Jewish woman, touching on minority representation in media, assimilation and what it really means to be a Jewish heroine.

Presenters
avatar for Joella Claman

Joella Claman

Joella Clamen is a Philadelphia tour guide who loves Jewish learning. Currently she leads walking tours for the American Jewish Committee which focus on Jewish history in early Philadelphia. She also works as a Program Facilitator at the Museum of the American Revolution and give... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4 (5th Floor)