EVENT: Hasia Diner on Meetings in America: Jewish Immigrants and Their New Neighbors, 2/14 @12:30 PM EST

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The Judaic Studies Department at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce our annual Frances Haidt lecture will be presented this year by esteemed Prof. Hasia Diner of NYU on 19th and 20th century Jewish immigration to America and their encounters in their new home with a diverse set of peoples and cultures:

Meetings in America: Jewish Immigrants and their New Neighbors.

February 14, 2023

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

In person at the Student Center, Jefferson Williams

And on Zoom: https://brooklyn-cuny-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfuGupzMoHNSxmEgcbbx1UUe7mD3Ju2HV (registration required)


Hasia R. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History; Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, History; Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University and Interim Director of Glucksman Ireland House NYU.


Urban America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries served as a meeting place for immigrant women and men from around the world who, had they stayed at home, would have never met each other. This describes the experiences of all newcomers and indeed for rural African Americans coming out of the South. The arrival of several million east European Jews, nearly all of whom settled in large cities, put them into constant contact with a vast array of people, new to them. That contact left its mark on the Jews, as individuals and the communities they constructed as they responded to both American and global matters. This talk will look particularly at their encounters with Irish, Italian, Chinese and African Americans in cities like New York.  How and where did they meet and how did those meetings shape Jewish integration into America?

Co-Sponsors: Africana Studies, American Studies, History, Puerto Rican & Latino Studies, Wolfe Institute, Women’s and Gender Studies

Please see the attached event flyer.