AN EXCITING NEW PROGRAM SERIES

“Misunderstanding of the present is the inevitable consequence of ignorance of the past.” —Marc Bloch

We live in an era of perplexity that is full of historical change. How can we mine the past to comprehend our present moment better?

History Matters will bring prominent historians to the Center for Jewish History to reflect on the complex connections between the past and present. In putting historical scholarship into dialogue with present-day concerns, this series will highlight the importance of history—and especially Jewish history—in public discourse.

Join us for HISTORY MATTERS, an exciting new series, at the Center for Jewish History, where the past comes alive!

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 16

A History Matters Conversation with Jonathan Sarna and Jane Eisner
Rupture and Renewal in American Jewish History

An evening with Professor Jonathan Sarna in conversation with Forward Editor Jane Eisner about past and present examples of renewal and vibrancy in American Jewish life. Professor Sarna will speak about his life and how it led him to study history, central themes in his prolific scholarship on the American Jewish past, and what studying American Jewish history can reveal about major issues confronting American Jews today. 


Purchase Tickets Online


Admission is open to the public:
$15 general; $10 for CJH members,
students and senior citizens.



For tickets visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444.

VIDEO ARCHIVE

Aptil 26

PROFESSOR
Ruth Wisse


(Harvard University)

March 27

PROFESSOR
TODD GITLIN


(Columbia University)

February 20

PROFESSOR
JAN GROSS

(Princeton University)

January 30

PROFESSOR
DEBORAH LIPSTADT


(Emory University)

History Matters is made possible by the generous support of Dina and Jonathan Leader.