Lecture series at Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

by | Sep 5, 2014 | What’s Happening

Begins, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 pm

“American—With a Jewish Accent” is the subject for the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center’s 2014–2015 Sunday afternoon lecture series.

The series will address the history of Jewish humor, the garment trade and other pertinent subjects.

The first lecturer, Jarrod Tanney, associate professor and Block Distinguished Scholar in Jewish History at University of North Carolina Wilmington, will discuss the “Borscht Belt to B’nai Mississippi.”

On March 1, Professor Adam Mendelsohn, professor of Judaica at College of Charleston returns to speak about the garment industry. His book, The Rag Race, will be published this spring.

Two other lectures will be announced.

For information, call 391-9266 or visit www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org. JMCC is located at 607 Effingham St. in Portsmouth.