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DAY OF LEARNING
Making of a Nation: Jewish Immigration 1820 - 1920
with Professor Hasia Diner, Paul And Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, Professor of Hebrew,
Interim Director of Glucksman Ireland House NYU
Immigration is one of the hottest topics in our country today. In this full day program, Professor Diner, one of the foremost historians of American immigration, will delve into the following topics:
• Causes, nature, demographics, and effects of immigration
• The human dimension: immigrant stories
• The effects of changing government policy
• American Jews and Blacks 1915-1935
• Myths vs. facts
• An exploration of where other immigrants went and why
Monday, September 3
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
At and co-sponsored by Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852
9:30 AM: Registration opens. 12:15 PM: Lunch (A kosher lunch is included.)
(Coffee and morning nosh.) 1:00 PM: Session #3
10:00 AM: Session #1 2:00 PM: Break
11:00 AM: Break 2:15 PM: Session #4
11:15 AM: Session #2
Professor Hasia Diner is a scholar of American Jewish history. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1968 and her doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1975. In 1975 Diner became an instructor in history at the University of Maryland, College Park; she served as a research associate at Radcliffe College from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1984 she taught at the American University in Washington, D.C., and then from 1984 to 1996 was professor of history in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland. In 1996 Diner became the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University, and she was appointed as director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University in 2003. Her many books and articles explore various aspects of immigration, identity, women's experience, and relationships between, for example, Jewish Americans and African Americans.
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