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Hebrew College

160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA United States

December 2018

Annual Lecture: Credit to the Nation: East European Jewish Immigrant Bankers, Mass Migration and American Finance – Rebecca Kobrin

December 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA United States
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The Heidi Urich Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy cosponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College Jewish immigrant bankers helped shape the mass migration of Jews from Eastern Europe and the development of 20th century American finance.  Entrepreneurial Jewish immigrants formed small banks to facilitate purchasing passage to America. Their innovative credit mechanisms gave immigrant Jews, who could offer no collateral, access to basic financial services. They encouraged immigrants to invest in new homes, contributing to the immigrants’ economic success and the expanding…

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