A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

Book Talk with Author Kirsten Fermaglich and Jennifer Mendelsohn (Resistance Genealogy)

Co-sponsored with the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00 pm

$10 general ● $5 students/AJHS members/seniors ● 12$ at the door

Join us for a book talk with author Kirsten Fermaglich to celebrate the publication of A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America. A groundbreaking history of the practice of Jewish name changing in the 20th century, this book showcases just how much is in a name. This first history of name changing in the United States offers a previously unexplored window into American Jewish life throughout the twentieth century. A Rosenberg by Any Other Name demonstrates how historical debates about immigration, antisemitism and race, class mobility, gender and family, the boundaries of the Jewish community, and the power of government are reshaped when name changing becomes part of the conversation.