The richness of NYC is in its diversity. This three session program, led by SPS Members, will explore how NYC can be seen as a microcosm for the American Jewish Experience
Jewish Immigration and Religious Groups: How did the immigrant experience of the Jewish community in the late 19th and early 20th century impact the makeup of the Jewish community today. We will look at key moments in how the Jews came to NY and explore what the diversity of Jewish NY looks like today.
Presented by Joseph Baratz & Dr. Evelyn Baratz
Monday, March 4, 7:30 pm
The Labor Movement and Philanthropy: Jews were at the forefront of the Labor movement. They took those experiences and eventually became involved as philanthropists around NYC and throughout America. This session will provide you with a deeper understanding of the history of the Jewish labor movement and how Jewish values not only played a role in the past, but in how Jews are philanthropic today.
Presented by Carol Mazin & Harold Fishman
Monday, April 8, 7:30 pm
How Jewish Culture & American Culture Intersected: Jews have always been at the center of the creation of culture! We will look at the role Jews played in the Yiddish theater scene, newspapers, books, and TV. We will see how those roles evolved into the characters of today we love and sometimes loathe.
Presented by Alexis Azria & Fred Molod
Monday, May 13, 7:30 pm