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Turn of the Century Bar Mitzvah
Annie Polland, VP of Education, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
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Perhaps, argues Dr. Polland, looking back at that history can re-invigorate our approach to bar and bat mitzvah today.
Themes: History  Jewish Literacy  
DATE POSTED:  06-09-2014 MORE ABOUT THE TALK

There's a lot of talk about bar mitzvah as the end of a child's Jewish education as opposed to the beginning it's intended to be. Dr. Annie Polland knows that this is not a new trend; records of the same concern date back to the turn of the last century. Perhaps, argues Dr. Polland, looking back at that history can re-invigorate our approach to bar and bat mitzvah today.

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Perhaps, argues Dr. Polland, looking back at that history can re-invigorate our approach to bar and bat mitzvah today.
ABOUT THE TALK

There's a lot of talk about bar mitzvah as the end of a child's Jewish education as opposed to the beginning it's intended to be. Dr. Annie Polland knows that this is not a new trend; records of the same concern date back to the turn of the last century. Perhaps, argues Dr. Polland, looking back at that history can re-invigorate our approach to bar and bat mitzvah today.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Annie Polland is the Vice President for Programs & Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she oversees exhibits and interpretation. She is the author, with Daniel Soyer, of Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award. She received her Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and also served as Vice President of Education at the Museum at Eldridge Street, where she wrote Landmark of the Spirit (Yale University). She teaches at New York University.

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Annie Polland is the Vice President for Programs & Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she oversees exhibits and interpretation. She is the author, with Daniel Soyer, of Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award. She received her Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and also served as Vice President of Education at the Museum at Eldridge Street, where she wrote Landmark of the Spirit (Yale University). She teaches at New York University.

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