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What is the New England Jewish Experience? Co-Sponsored with the New England Jewish History Collaborative

January 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

– Zoom Meeting

An Online Event Presented by
the New England Jewish History Collaborative

Sunday, January 24, 2021
2:00–4:00 PM

Do New England Jews share a common experience? Is there a regional identity? What resources are available for studying New England’s
Jewish history?

Join us online as we invite historians, archivists, genealogists, and others interested in Jewish history to explore the regional experience of
New England Jews.


Keynote Talk
Highlighting the consistent patterns and the dynamic exceptions that have defined New England’s fascinating Jewish history, from its founding era in the 1700s to the present day.
Michael Hoberman, Ph.D., Fitchburg State University
and author of New Israel/New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America
and How Strange it Seems: Cultural Life of Jews in Small-Town New England

Panel Discussion
Similarities and differences in Jewish historical experience among the six New England states.

Introduction of New Resources
Announcing a new website and guide by the New England Jewish History Collaborative highlighting the resources of Jewish historical organizations in New England.

Please note that this event is in lieu of our previously scheduled March 2020 conference.

Register Now

Although registration is free, donations in support of the hosting organization of your choice would be appreciated. You may visit any of our websites by selecting an organization name, below.

New England Jewish History Collaborative:

Documenting Maine Jewry

Jewish Cemetery Association of North America

Vermont Jewry/The Lost Mural Project

Jewish Federation of New Hampshire

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts

Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association

Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center
at New England Historic Genealogical Society


January 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Event Category:


– Zoom Meeting