Virtual Lecture: Jewish Immigrants and the Lower East Side
Where: Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Rd.
516-571-8040 Price: $10 for non-members; free for HMTC members
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This lecture, presented by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) will examine the arrival process to the neighborhood that many Jewish immigrants made their home during the period 1890-1920, the Lower East Side, and is part of a series of four talks, given by Dr. Thorin Tritter, HMTC’s Museum and Programming Director, that will focus on the history of Jews in New York City.
Jews have made New York their home for more than 350 years. Hardly a monolithic group, however, no singular experience captures the way Jews have fit into the melting pot of the Big Apple. In some periods, they were welcomed, in others they were feared, but throughout, Jewish residents have not only been shaped by New York, but have changed the city’s character around them. Think of bagels, babka, the Lower East Side, and Jerry Seinfeld. No other city is as linked to Jewish culture and the Jewish community as New York.
The four talks in the series are:
January 25 at 7 p.m.: A look at early Jewish settlers in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam and some of their experiences up through the American Revolution.
February 1 at 7 p.m.: Examines the largest wave of Jewish immigration in the period from 1890-1920, focusing in particular on Ellis Island, the gateway to America.
February 8 at 7 p.m.: Arrival process to the neighborhood that many Jewish immigrants made their home, focusing on housing and settlement patterns in the Jewish Lower East Side.
February 22 at 7 p.m.: A look at work and other aspects of life for immigrants in the Jewish Lower East Side.Buy tickets/get more info now