Presented by Shari Rabin, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Associate Director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston. Assistant Professor Rabin, a scholar of American Judaism, is interested in the intersections between Judaism and everyday life, particularly in the 19th century.
In the nineteenth century, Jews began to leave eastern port cities for small towns in the West and South, where they lived far from rabbis, synagogues, and Jewish institutions. This talk will recount tales of these Jewish lives lived far from the Lower East Side, showing how American Judaism was created on the road and in far-flung places in the era of westward expansion.
Special thank you to Larry and Kathy Kanter for bringing this scholar to our Jacksonville community.