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World Religions & Cultures

From Shtetl to Ghetto

Explore the lives of Jewish women in the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 19th century. Presented by Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, Leslie Fishbein.

How did life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe prepare Jewish women for life in the New World? Even though they were two very different worlds, there were some significant similarities. In the shtetls Jewish women worked to support their families, spoke the native language as well as Yiddish, were familiar with the marketplace and interacted with gentiles. This discussion explores how, in America, these women profited from more opportunities but suffered in their personal lives.  Presented by Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, Leslie Fishbein.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. 

Will you need a special accommodation (including food allergy if applicable to the program)? If so, please contact the library and provide at least two weeks notice prior to the event date and the library will make every effort to honor all requests. Thereafter, requests will still be considered and may have less of a chance of being honored.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lecture |

TAGS: | #worldreligions | #religion | #publicscholarsproject | #culture |

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