Dr. Lila Corwin Berman, Director of The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
"City Walls, Gates, and Highways: The Boundaries and Breaches of American Jewish History"
Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00pm
With a view across the last century from Philadelphia and beyond, Dr. Berman explains the spatial and emotional terrain of American Jewish life as fundamentally urban. Far from stable entities, cities formed along constantly shifting lines of class, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. In the boundaries and breaches of these divisions, American Jews have pursued some of the most radical experiments in social living and, also, reinforced some of the most hierarchical social structures. Sponsored by the Broder family.