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Center for Jewish Studies

Center for Jewish Studies

Center for Jewish Studies

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At the Center for Jewish Studies, we are dedicated to exploring the important questions about Jewish history and culture from antiquity to the modern age. Our acclaimed faculty, path-breaking research, expanding undergraduate program, and focus on deepening ties within the University attest to the success and ongoing promise of our mission: to foster a new understanding of Jewish culture and history.

We support the academic study of the historical, cultural, linguistic, ethnic, geographic, and religious diversity of the full range of peoples who identify themselves as Jewish, while fulfilling the educational mission of the liberal arts to promote critical thought, reflection on values, and analysis of sources.


From the Old World to the New World: The Formation of American Jewish Identity

The Museum of Russian Art and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas invite you to a special presentation:

From the Old World to the New World: The Formation of American Jewish Identity

Presented by Miriam Bader

The Lower East Side of New York has been a gateway for Jewish immigration. At the turn of the 20th century, the mass immigration of Eastern European Jewry made it the largest Jewish community in the world. Following WWII, it would continue to be a bastion for Jewish refugees. This talk will explore the experience of Jewish immigrants who lived inside the tenement buildings of the Lower East Side over the last century. Their experience creates a platform to examine the creation of a Jewish American identity.

Admission:  $15.00    |   TMORA & JCRC Members $12.00

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  All seating is general admission.

Advanced registration is encouraged.  Tickets are non-refundable.

Click here to register

Formation of American Jewish Identity
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6:30 p.m.
The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Ave S., Minneapolis

About the Speaker

Miriam Bader is the Education Director at the Tenement Museum. She also serves as an educational consultant for the National Park Service, Singapore Tourism Board, and other local and international organizations. She is the recipient of 2016 Cultural Fellowship in Russia from The Likhachev Foundation & The Presidential Center of Boris N. Yeltsin and serves on the Board of Directors of The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women. Prior to joining the Tenement Museum, Miriam worked at The Museum at Eldridge Street, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Jewish Museum. She received her Master's degree in Museum Education from Bank Street College.




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