American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York
Hosted By: The New York Jewish Week, UJA-Federation of New York
The Jewish Week and UJA invite you to a special, literary event this January.
Join Nomi Stolzenberg and David Myers for a discussion of their new book — the first to tell the detailed story of how a group of Yiddish-speaking, pious Jews created a vibrant world apart, a thriving legal municipality that is unprecedented in modern Jewish life. Kiryas Joel, named for the charismatic founder of Satmar Hasidism, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, was incorporated in 1977 as a village in the Town of Monroe.
Stolzenberg is a scholar of American law and Myers is a scholar of modern Jewish history. Together, they offer an insightful, compelling, and timely view of daily life in Kiryas Joel and all its religious, cultural, economic, and political implications.
This event will be moderated by Sandee Brawarsky.