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Leah Boustan – Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success

October 22, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Watch Party*)

*Speaker will present on Zoom. You may attend in person or on Zoom.

JGSGB members: Program is free. Members do not need to register.
Join us in person, or you can find the Zoom link by logging in to your JGSGB Membership account. Once logged in, use the “What would you like to do” dropdown to locate the Members-only Page for the Zoom link. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of the program.
Non-members: Pay $5.00 at the door to attend in person, or click here to pay $5.00 fee to receive the Zoom link.  This registration entitles you to attend the morning workshop as well.
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Program Description:

Immigration is one of the most fraught — and possibly most misunderstood — topics in American social discourse. In most cases, the things we believe about immigration are based largely on myth, not facts. In this talk, Dr. Leah Boustan uses the tools of genealogical research, combined with modern data analysis, to present new evidence about the past and present of the American Dream and debunk immigration myths that have been fostered by political opportunism.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Leah Boustan is a Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where she also serves as the Director of the Industrial Relations Section. Professor Boustan is co-director of the Development of the American Economy Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research

There will be an optional Buffet Lunch (catered kosher) at 12 Noon.  Advance reservations for the lunch are required and must be purchased online by October 17.  Lunch cannot be purchased at the event.


October 22, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Watch Party*)
561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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