POSTPONED: The Golden Age of Philly's Uptown Jewish Community, 1866-1920

Mar/12 12:15 pm -
Mar/12 01:45 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Lunch & Learn

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Gratz College Reading Room

The Golden Age of Philadelphia's Uptown Jewish Community, 1866-1920
with Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 12
12:15 - 1:45 pm

Toward the end of the 19th century, American Judaism experienced a “Great Awakening.” Nowhere was that uptick in Jewish religious and cultural life more evident than in Philadelphia. Come and learn about the “Golden Age of Jewish Philadelphia, 1866-1920” and hear of the remarkable accomplishments of its Sephardic & German communities during the Gilded Age, including the opening of Gratz College.

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. is senior Rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park and Chairman of the Gratz College Board of Governors. He teaches Jewish history at Princeton University, Temple University, Gratz College, NMAJH and Delaware Valley University. He is a published author of several books and Jewish publications, including Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism (1995).

Joan Myerson Shrager, M.Ed. has partnered creatively with Rabbi Sussman in researching and designing over 100 Powerpoint programs. She is the Co-Director of The Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors, an all volunteer after school program for Philly high schools, which is now in its 12th year.

$20 by February 27; $25 starting February 28
(includes lunch)


Registration & Sponsorship

For more information, please contact Mindy Cohen at 215-635-7300 x155 or [email protected].

Event contact information

For more information, please contact Mindy Cohen at 215-635-7300 x155 or [email protected].