Deborah Dash Moore, Jeffrey S. Gurock, Annie Polland, and Daniel Soyer, authors of Jewish New York: The Remarkable Story of a City and a People, talk with Rabbi Peter Rubinstein about the history and influence of Jews in New York.
Jewish immigrants transformed New York—building the clothing industry, constructing apartment buildings and shaping the publishing industry and popular culture in music, theater and the arts. With a strong sense of social justice, a dedication to civil rights and civil liberties, and a belief in the duty of government to provide social welfare for all its citizens, New York Jews influenced the city, state and nation with a new wave of social activism. In turn, New York transformed Judaism and stimulated religious pluralism, Jewish denominationalism and contemporary feminism. Join us for a discussion about these many positive influences, but also on the group’s struggles with poverty and anti-Semitism.
A book signing follows the event.