Give Me Your Huddled Masses: Jewish Migration to NYC

Event Time
10:00 AM
Blady, Ken
AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077 

Event Details
From 1881 until the passage of the restrictive American Immigration Act in 1924, a mass of Jews migrated out of Eastern Europe and settled in the wretched and poverty-stricken ghetto of New York's Lower East Side. In this class we explore a variety of themes: life in the Old country: the pogroms and the Atlantic crossing in steerage. The we examine social, religious, cultural, and economic aspects of the NY ghetto, including tenement dwellers, sweatshop owners, Talmudic scholars, hoodlums, poets, prizefighters, capitalists, and anarchists.
Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 440-1572
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