This symposium will look back on more than 150 years of the Yiddish press in the United States, examining its role as a vehicle of acculturation, a forum for political and ideological debates, and a seedbed for the growth of a mass culture among Jews worldwide. The day’s events will culminate in an evening program celebrating the launch of Ayelet Brinn’s new book, A Revolution in Type: Gender and the Making of the American Yiddish Press (NYU Press, 2023), which offers a fascinating glimpse into the complex and often unexpected ways that women and ideas about women shaped widely read Yiddish newspapers.
This program is part of the Center for Jewish History's Jewish Public History Forum.
In person: $18; YIVO and CJH members & students: $12
Zoom Livestream: Free
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.