Issues in Judaism: 1654-1917 More Progress Than Prejudice for Jews

The Issues in Judaism Lecture Series presents Jews on Long Island and in the United States: Perspectives on the American Experiment: “Melting Pot” or “Mosaic”. The first lecture this semester is Part I: 1654-1917 More Progress Than Prejudice for Jews. The late Leo Hershkowitz, professor emeritus at Queens College and noted historian, resourcefully examined factors that enhanced the position of Jews in America, as well as those who fostered dimensions of xenophobia. Professor D’Innocenzo examines Jewish life  in the United States during from their arrival in America through the early part of the 20th Century.

The second lecture Part II: 1918-2018: The Rise of Vicious Anti-Semitism; The German-American Bund and the KKK on Long Island and in the Eastern United States brings us through modern times and  takes place on Thursday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. It focuses on prejudices persisted even as the Jews, whose diversity is still seldom recognized,advanced as America’s super-achieving “minority.” RSVP for April 5 lecture.

Speaker for both lectures: Michael D’Innocenzo, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University. Professor D’Innocenzo is a founding member of Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement
and co-editor, American Immigration and Ethnicity: Melting Pot or Salad Bowl? His current projects include an NEH grant with East Meadow Library, “Becoming American” and the America: Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do?”

Location for both lectures: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Funding for these lectures has been provided in part, by the Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment Fund for the Hofstra Cultural Center.

1654-1917: More Progress Than Prejudice for Jews

Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Free and open to the public.

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

Monday, March 12, 2018





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