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Uncovering American Jewish Life in 1766, 1866, and 1966

RUTGERS250 RIBBON WEB REDSunday, September 25 at 3:00 pm
Trayes Hall, Douglas Student Center, 100 George Street

As part of Rutgers 250 commemoration, three leading scholars of American Jewish history will probe the state of Jewish life in America on key dates tied to the founding of Rutgers:  1766, 1866, and 1966. These historians will initiate the discussion by each examining an artifact of Jewish life in America: a letter about a Jewish family living in colonial New Brunswick, a mid-nineteenth-century local charity roll, and a landmark ’60s rock album.

Laura Arnold Leibman, Reed College, author of Messianism, Secrecy, & Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life
Annie Polland, The Tenement Museum, co-author of Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840-1920
Tony Michels, University of Wisconsin Madison, author of Jewish Radicals: A Documentary Reader
Moderator: Jeffrey Shandler, Chair,Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers
Lawrence Douglas, Amherst College
Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 pm
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street

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