Wives, Mavens and Advice Givers: Women of the Tenement

Top Pick September 16, 2018 Newton $5.00
(Photo: National Institutes of Health)
(Photo: National Institutes of Health)

Dr. Annie Polland discusses the transition from Eastern European shtetls and cities to the crowded streets of the Lower East Side with a focus on Jewish immigrant women’s pivotal roles in both shaping their homes and New York’s growing economy.


Dr. Polland will also give a short presentation describing the holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society, including its HIAS records and how we can access these and other records.

Dr. Polland is the executive director of the American Jewish Historical Society. She was formerly the executive vice president for programs and education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she oversaw exhibits and interpretation. She is the co-author of “Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration,” winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award.

Free for members.

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
American Legion Hall
295 California St
Newton, MA 02458
$5.00 Visitors

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator. MORE

More From...

More In...

More At...