New Glimpses into Jewish-American History

I’m hoping that sometime in the next few weeks–perhaps during one of the three-day weekends coming up for Christmas/New Year’s–I’ll have some time to dig into what looks like an outstanding online resource. “Jews and the Americas” is an online exhibition curated by Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at Brown University’s John Carter Brown Library.

On a somewhat related note, I’m proud to share a video of a panel presentation on “Jewish Immigration to New York.” The panel was held in conjunction with the launch of a Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College of The City University of New York. My dad, a Baruch alumnus, participated on the panel and spoke about German-Jewish immigration (his family’s background). I attended the event back in November, and I found that it provided a fascinating reminder of the diversity of “Jewish” experiences, even within a single city.