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Budgets, Boycotts and Babies: New York Jewish Women and the Great Depression

Hosted By: 92nd Street Y

The Great Depression left an indelible mark on generations of Americans, but for New York City’s Jewish immigrants there was a particular precariousness to their newly established stability that relied heavily on social and economic systems. In the face of uncertainty, turbulence, and change, Jewish women in New York City were met with a myriad of challenges as individuals and in their roles in society.

University of Pennsylvania Professor of History and author of New York Jews and the Great Depression: Uncertain Promise Beth Wenger will explore the role of women in this pivotal moment in the history of the American Jewish community. She will highlight the multiple ways that Jewish women coped with the challenges of the Great Depression. These include carefully managing household expenses, making choices about paid work as well taking part in cost-of-living and housing protests, and reconsidering choices and timing for having children.

 

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