Dec 13 2021


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New York, “the Greatest Jewish City in the World”: Culture

Join us to explore the pop cultural aspect of what author Harry Golden called “The Greatest Jewish City in the World.” This talk surveys the extraordinary contributions made by New York Jews to 20th century American culture, in fields of popular culture as diverse as political activism, feminism, comedy, journalism, literature, comic book illustration, musical composition, movie acting, stage entertainment, photography, film direction, and poetry among many others.

Our presenter for this series, David E. Kaufman, was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at the Bialik Hebrew Day School and the Yeshiva of Flatbush High School. He holds degrees from Columbia College, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Brandeis University. A PhD in American Jewish History, he has taught at numerous colleges and wrote articles on the social, religious, and architectural history of the American synagogue. Dr. Kaufman has authored two books: Shul with a Pool: The Synagogue-Center in American Jewish History (Brandeis, 1999) and Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity (Brandeis, 2012). David currently lives on the Upper West Side and is engaged in public education, researching, writing, and teaching the history of the New York Jewish community.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 13 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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