19 2020

Pioneers: Remembering the First Jews in America

2:00PM - 3:00PM  

Jews emigrated to North America in the earliest days of the colonial era, long before American independence and before the great waves of immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries. These early Jewish settlers represented a wide diversity of backgrounds and experiences, and the rich communities they formed together in New York, Rhode Island, Georgia, and elsewhere became the foundation for close to 370 years of American Jewish life.

Join us for this for this special Thanksgiving program exploring the lives and communities of the earliest American Jews.

Andrée Aelion Brooks, Journalist and Biographer
Jane S. Gerber, Founder and Director of the Institute for Sephardic Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Joseph Lovett, Filmmaker and Director
Jonathan Sarna, Professor, Brandeis University

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Sponsor: American Friends of Beit Hatfutsot