Nov/24 08:30 pm
[email protected] WEBINAR
When Jews Were Tough Guys and Gals
Dr. Paul Finkelman, Gratz College President
Tuesday, November 24, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm US ET
Jews haven’t always been lawyers and doctors. Jews and their children were among the poorest immigrant groups to come to the U.S. between 1890 and 1924. Famously, Jews worked in the garment industry and as peddlers. They flourished in jobs that required urban skills and literacy, even though many lacked formal education. Like other immigrant groups, many Jews sought riches and fame in sports and crime. Jews became boxers, basketball players, gangsters and prostitutes.
This was an era when Jews were tough guys and gals.
General Admission: $10