American with a Jewish Accent series: The Rag Race: The Schmatta Trade

Sunday, March 1, 2pm, Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Dr. Adam Mendelsohn, associate professor of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, will speak about “The Rag Race: the Schmatta Trade,” as the final lecture in the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center’s series, American with a Jewish Accent. Mendelsohn will discuss the prominent role the members of the garment industry played in the assimilation and acculturation of Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s and beyond. He will explain how the Jewish influence in the industry is still apparent today.

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