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Sunday, February 17 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
City of Promises: A New History of New York Jews

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The largest Jewish city in history, New York’s Jewish population exceeds that of all Western European countries. New York’s Jewish history, however, has eluded historians until now. This session explores some of the insights gleaned from City of Promises, a three-volume history of New York Jews covering the years 1654–2010. Explore how Jews made New York their city and how the city transformed Jewish culture, politics, and religion.

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Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan and the Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. A historian of American Jews, she focuses on the twentieth century experience. She is the author of a trilogy: At Home in America (1981), GI Jews (2004), and To the Golden Cities (1994). Most recently, she served as the general editor for City of Promises: A History of the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Passaic B 15th floor conference center