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Jewish New York: The Remarkable Story of a City and a People

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein with Deborah Dash Moore, Jeffrey S. Gurock, Annie Polland, Howard B. Rock and Daniel Soyer

Deborah Dash Moore, Jeffrey S. Gurock, Annie Polland, Howard B. Rock 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.

Peter J. Rubinstein

Peter J. Rubinstein brings decades of experience as a congregational rabbi and as a leader in the Jewish and interfaith communities to his role as 92Y’s director of Jewish Community and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life …

Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan …

Jeffrey S. Gurock

Jeffrey S. Gurock is Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University …

Annie Polland

Annie Polland is Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society …

Howard B. Rock

Howard B. Rock is a Professor of History Emeritus at Florida International University …

Daniel Soyer

Daniel Soyer teaches history at Fordham University in the Bronx …

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