Please join us for a program in tribute to William Helmreich, z”l, sociologist, author, scholar of Judaism, and distinguished professor. He walked every street of New York City – more than 6,000 miles – and wrote about his adventures, conversations, and insights in a series of excellent and uncommon guidebooks that introduce readers anew to the city and its neighborhoods.
The author of many books including The New York Nobody Knows (and individual volumes on Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan) along with Against All Odds and The World of the Yeshiva, William Helmreich was a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at City College and at CUNY’s Graduate Center. A man with deep curiosity, wide-ranging brilliance, and a generous spirit, he died of COVID in March 2020.
Jeffrey S. Gurock, the Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, the author or editor of more than twenty books, many about the Jewish history of New York.
Matt Green, who is walking every block of New York City, as documented in the film The World Before Your Feet (which also features a cameo by William Helmreich).
In conversation with:
Sandee Brawarsky, award-winning journalist, author, and editor.
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