Give Me Your Huddled Masses: Jewish Immigrants in NYC (1881-1924)

Photograph of immigrants near the statue of liberty (black and white)
Date
Event Time
1:00 PM
Cost
$45
Instructor
Ken Blady
Series
1
Location

Room 309

AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, 90077 

Event Details

Among the topics covered in this class: 

  • Who came and why? -- push and pull factors
  • Secular Jewish intellectuals in NYC and their impact
  • The world of our great-grandmothers: drudgery in the sweatshop
  • Jewish white slavers and labor racketeers
  • Conflict between uptown German Yehudim and the Eastern European "hordes"
  • The funeral of Chief Rabbi Jacob Joseph: the first mini-pogrom in American Jewish history
  • Kehillah: Rabbi Judah L. Magnes and the struggle for a healthy, crime-ridden Jewish ghetto.
Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 440-1572
Email
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