Jews in the Gilded Age: A Symposium

October 2, 2022    
10:00 am - 5:15 pm

Shearith Israel is a co-sponsor of a major symposium on the Jews in the Gilded Age, hosted by the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), to be held at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street. Rabbi Soloveichik will be on the Closing Panel along with Jonathan Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn. 

This day-long symposium, held in coordination with the new special exhibition From Sitting Room to Soapbox: Emma Lazarus, Union Square, & American Identity, and in celebration of the new comprehensive volume from Princeton University, Yearning to Breathe Free: Jews in Gilded Age America, will welcome some of American Jewish history’s most preeminent scholars as we delve into the history and memory of one of the United States’ most complex eras.

Your ticket price includes access to all sessions, admission to the exhibit galleries for the day, a copy of Yearning to Breathe Free, lunch, and a wine and beer happy hour. Dietary laws will be observed.

For the full symposium schedule and to register, click here >>


General Admission: $50
*Special Shearith Israel Discounted Tickets*: $30
Student/Educator Ticket: $20

Pay what you wish.

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