Sun, Apr 07
10:00AM
Sun, Apr 07
10:00AM

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Reconsidering Jewish Migration to the United States: A Century of Controversy – In-person & live on Zoom

Reconsidering Jewish Migration to the United States: A Century of Controversy marks the 100th anniversary of the pivotal Johnson-Reed Immigration Act of 1924 by exploring a century of Jewish engagement with immigration at the national and international level. The symposium brings together nationally renowned scholars and experts to examine how the 1924 act restricted immigration from the interwar period to the 1960s, how Jews and other groups were affected, and how the liberalization of immigration law after the 1960s produced major demographic changes in the United States and set the stage for contemporary political controversies over the role of immigration in American life. 

Click here for a list of panels and speakers.

Speakers will be selling and signing books throughout the day. At the conclusion of the symposium, please join us for a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the opening of a related exhibition, Crossing the Ocean. Three Waves of German Jewish Immigration to the United States, presented by the Leo Baeck Institute.

The symposium is generously sponsored by the Selz Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and supplemented by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Photo Credit: Coming to America, 1952, Louis Stettner, © Louis Stettner Estate 2024

Ticket Info:
In-person tickets: $36 general; $28 members
Zoom: Pay what you wish
Click here to register

Tickets include lunch and a wine and cheese reception after the program.


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