Pedestrians in an arcade in Hamburg, 1931 (Heinz Katzenstein Family Collection).

Pedestrians in an arcade in Hamburg, 1931 (Heinz Katzenstein Family Collection).

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    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011

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  3. Admission

    Members: $7
    Non-members: $10

Art museums, galleries, libraries, concert halls and political arenas have long been hallmarks of culturally sophisticated urban centers. Join us for a lively discussion of how the features of three distinct cities provided settings for the flowering of Jewish cultural and intellectual life, and how Jews, in turn, contributed to the larger life of the cities in which they lived, often on the margins. With Emily J. Levine (Dreamland of Humanists), Tony Michels (A Fire in their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York), Natan Meir (Kiev: Jewish Metropolis – A History 1859-1914) and Alisa Solomon (Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof).

Co-presented with CJH and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research