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Jewish Immigration: The View From Maine
October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for an evening with David Freidenreich, the Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby College and director of Colby’s Maine Jewish History Project.
Millions of Jews left their homes in search of a better future during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Many chose to immigrate to America. Although Maine was not an especially popular destination for Jewish immigrants, the experiences of Jewish New Mainers both before and after their arrival reflect broader dynamics in the history of Jewish immigration. Comparison with other groups of New Mainers also yields valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that immigrants have encountered in our state.
This event is co-sponsored by the 2017 Camden Conference, Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis. A suggested donation of $10 will benefit Penobscot School.