Events for City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York

New York Jews, so visible and integral to the culture, economy and politics of America’s greatest city, has eluded the grasp of historians for decades, until the new groundbreaking history, City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York.

The three-volume series, overseen by editor Deborah Dash Moore, has just published, and we’ve lined up a series of events to celebrate! Check them out below:

PREMIERE event for City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York
TONIGHT, Monday, September 10, 2012
at the 92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
8:15pm | Join a panel of historical pioneers to explore their new, comprehensive interpretation of a Jewish urban community, at once the largest in history and most important in the modern world. The authors will be selling and signing copies of CITY OF PROMISES following the event.

Talk and performance on NY Jews in the Age of Immigration
on Thursday, September 20, 2012
at the LES Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street
6:30 pm | Hasia Diner introduces Tenement Museum VP, Annie Polland and co-editor Daniel Soyer for a talk and performance on Emerging Metropolis, the second volume in the CITY OF PROMISES series. They partner with actors to bring to life primary sources and tell the story of urban Jewish immigrant society.

Annie Polland on Emerging Metropolis: NY Jews in the Age of Immigration
on Tuesday, October 09, 2012
at 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street
12:00 pm | Annie Polland, the VP of Education for the LES Tenement Museum and author of CITY OF PROMISES, brings to life the urban tenements and banks, synagogues and shops, department stores and settlement houses that, together, created the fabric of Jewish immigrant life.

Book signing at the Gotham Center
on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
at Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave at 34th Street
6:30pm | Deborah Dash Moore and Howard B. Rock will be joined by Annie Polland, Jeffrey Gurock, and Daniel Soyer to discuss the new three-volume set of original research, CITY OF PROMISES.

Authors and editors at the Miami Book Fair
on Sunday, November 18, 2012
at N.E. Second Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets
CITY OF PROMISES authors and editors will be at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November 18, 2012. More details to come!

Talk at Stern College
on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
at 254 Lexington Avenue at 35th Street
Come out and support the CITY OF PROMISES authors and editors as they discuss the findings for their groundbreaking historical account of New York Jews. More details to come!

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