20 2022

American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Douglass Student Center Rutgers University-New Brunswick
100 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Contact Jenny Gehrmann

Settled in the mid-1970s by a small contingent of Hasidic families, Kiryas Joel is an American town with few parallels in Jewish history—but many precedents among religious communities in the United States. Professors Nomi M. Stolzenberg and David N. Myers 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.

Free and open to the public; advance registration online at BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu; Free campus parking available with online vehicle registration.

Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University