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American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York

Date & Time

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Category

Lectures & Speakers

Location

Douglass Student Center

100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

Information

Presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

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Settled in the mid-1970s by a small contingent of Hasidic families, Kiryas Joel is an American town with few parallels in Jewish history‚ÄĒbut many precedents among religious communities in the United States. Professors Nomi M. Stolzenberg¬†(USC, Gould School of Law)¬†and David N. Myers (UCLA)¬†will discuss their new book, which tells the story of how this group of pious, Yiddish-speaking Jews has grown to become a thriving insular enclave and a powerful local government in upstate New York.

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