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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

02/13/19 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street Map

212-219-0302

$20 And Up


13-02-2019 12:00:00 13-02-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Young women at the turn of the 20th century were pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new world as immigrants? The four-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, the course will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their work, family life, and cultural adjustments. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=341518 Museum at Eldridge Street Museum at Eldridge Street

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Young women at the turn of the 20th century were pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new world as immigrants? The four-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, the course will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their work, family life, and cultural adjustments.

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