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June 18, 2024
In Person
The Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society welcome Dr. Miriam Eve Mora for a discussion of her new book Carrying a Big Schtick: Jewish Acculturation and Masculinity in the Twentieth Century. She will be joined in conversation by Dr. Ronnie Grinberg (University of Oklahoma), author of Write Like a Man: Jewish Masculinity and the New York Intellectuals.  […]
June 27, 2024
Virtual Event
Julie Salamon (New York Times best selling author) sits down with Shaina Taub, writer, composer, and performer in the Tony nominated musical Suffs. Shaina is an Obie Award-winning songwriter/performer and Artist-in-Residence at the Public Theater, where Suffs first premiered. She created and performed in musical adaptations of Twelfth Night and As You Like It at […]
September 5, 2024
In Person
Shaul Kelner, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Sociology at Vanderbilt University, joins us to discuss his book A Cold War Exodus: How American Activists Mobilized to Free Soviet Jews. What do these things have in common? Ingrid Bergman, Passover matzoh, Banana Republic®, the fitness craze, the Philadelphia Flyers, B-grade spy movies, and ten thousand […]
November 12, 2024
Virtual Event
In 2010, when The New Yorker published a list of twenty writers under the age of forty who were “key to their generation,” it included five Jewish-identified writers, two of whom—American Gary Shteyngart and Canadian David Bezmozgis—were Soviet-born. This publicity came after nearly a decade of English-language literary output by Soviet-born writers of all genders in North America. Soviet-Born: […]
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