Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and JewishGen.org for an adult education course exploring the origins of Ashkenazi Jewish names and the history of Jewish name changing in the United States. Led by Binyumen Schaechter and Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich. Each class will include a full lecture followed by student Q&A.
The Rise, Politics, and Fall of Name Changing in the 20th Century How and why did so many Jews change their last names after emigrating to the United States? In the second two classes, Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich will share her groundbreaking research into court documents, oral histories, and archival records and what it reveals about Jewish name changing, economic mobility, and identity in the 20th century. Fermaglich is Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Michigan State University and author of the award-winning book A Rosenberg By Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America.
Registration is for the full series. Classes cannot be purchased individually.
All registrants will receive access to a recording of the classes. Space is limited.+ More... - Less...
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