ONLINEWhat Is the New England Jewish Experience?

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Sugar-shack raising hosted by Shmuel Simenowitz in Vermont (Photo: Janice Sorenson)

Join us for an online event launching the New England Jewish History Collaborative.

Do New England Jews share a common experience? Is there a regional identity? What resources are available for studying New England’s Jewish history? Join us as we invite historians, archivists, genealogists and others interested in Jewish history to explore the regional experience of New England Jews.

Keynote: Examining the patterns and exceptions that have defined New England’s fascinating Jewish history from the 1700s to the present day by Michael Hoberman, Ph.D., of Fitchburg State University and author of “New Israel/New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America” and “How Strange It Seems: Cultural Life of Jews in Small-Town New England.”

Panel discussion: Similarities and differences in Jewish historical experience among the six New England states.

Introduction of new resources: Announcing a new website and guide by the New England Jewish History Collaborative highlighting the resources of Jewish historical organizations in New England.

Please note that this event is in lieu of our previously scheduled March 2020 conference. Questions or comments? Email

New England Jewish History Collaborative includes Documenting Maine Jewry; Jewish Cemetery Association of North America; Vermont Jewry/The Lost Mural Project; Jewish Federation of New Hampshire; Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston; Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford; Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts; Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association; and Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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