New York, “The Greatest Jewish City in the World” Session 2: Culture
Join the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy for part two of a three-part series about Jewish New York. We explore the pop cultural aspect of what the 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.
You do NOT have to have participated in Part 1, which covered the Jewish historical context to enjoy Part 2 about the role of New York Jews in pop culture! The 3rd part of the series, to be held early in 2022, will examine the city’s incredibly diverse Jewish community, establishing New York as a ‘new Jerusalem.’ By discussing the historical background, cultural contribution, and community life of the Jews in NYC over the course of these three sessions on Zoom, David Kaufman will reveal the extraordinary impact made by the ‘New York Jew’ on the face of this city and on history writ large.
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