Jewish History with Barry Feldman

January 10, 2021    
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jewish History with Barry Feldman

Landmark Books, Places & Moments in Jewish History

Four Sundays after Zoom Services:

January 10 & 24 and February 7 & 21

Join Jewish History (same link as Sunday morning Zoom services)

Dial-in (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID 283 908 873 Passcode 613

Session 1 on Jan. 10: The Second Great Migration: Moving out of the Lower East Side to Greater New York.

During the first decade of the 20th century, as thousands of eastern European Jews arrived in the iconic Lower East Side, earlier settlers were departing the neighborhood to settle in the newly-consolidated city. We will look at advances in transportation, housing, education and employment opportunities that supported this movement out of the Lower East Side. We’ll explore the growth of the Jewish community center and synagogue building along with the impetus to the suburbs, and address conflict between white, primarily Jewish, and black groups concerning school integration.

Jan. 24: Let’s Revisit the Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902

Feb. 7: South Carolina is the New Zion: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, an American Synagogue in Transition

Feb. 21: An-Sky’s Expedition, “The Dark Continent”: An Exploration into the Past Folklore of Eastern Europe