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First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World

Monday, May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thomas Sully. Rebecca Gratz, 1831. Oil on panel. The Rosenbach Museum and Library.

How did Jewish settlers come to inhabit—and change—the New World? Jews in colonial America and the young United States, while only a tiny fraction of the population, significantly negotiated the freedoms offered by the new nation and contributed to the flowering of American culture.

This captivating story—explored in the New-York Historical Society’s past exhibition The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World—is now available as a virtual presentation. Images featured in this presentation include archival documents, maps, ritual objects, rare portraits, and the 16th-century diary—lost for 80 years—of a Mexican Jewish man persecuted for his faith.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this program.

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Monday, May 17
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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