Rooted in both continuity and change, being on the outside and inside, the new and the old, Brooklyn Jewish identity spirals back to the Diaspora and forward to the digital. Bruce Feiler, author of seven New York Times bestsellers and one of the country’s preeminent writers about religion, moderates this conversation with former New York Times reporter Joseph Berger, author of "The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidism and Their Battles with America”; Brooklyn born-and-raised Yiddish performer Eleanor Reissa; and Rabbi Matt Green of Congregation Beth Elohim, named one of Jewish Week’s 2020 “36 Under 36” young Jewish leaders. A selection of highlights from the Center for Brooklyn History’s Brooklyn Jewish History Collection presented by Outreach Archivist Ariane Loeb sets the stage!
This is the next program in our series exploring the history and lived experience of Jews in Brooklyn. This time we look at identity. Visit bklynlib.org/CBH-Talks if you missed our first program on the culture of Jewish food.
Special thanks to The David Berg Foundation for their generous support of CBH’s Brooklyn Jewish Life Collection Project.