PHILADELPHIA JEWISH HISTORY: A STORY OF NEIGHBORHOODS

Survey the history of Jewish Philadelphia from its origins before the Revolutionary War through the 19th century German Jews of the Gilded Age who built a vibrant community on North Broad Street. Become acquainted with the immigrant experience of Russian Jews who transformed the community as they settled South Philadelphia’s Jewish Quarter around the turn of the 20th century. Trace the migration of their children and grandchildren from their original neighborhoods in South Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion, Marshall Street and Logan to the outlying areas of Mount Airy, West Oak Lane, the Boulevard and the Northeast. Finally, we’ll explore the settlement of Jews in Cheltenham Township and the area’s establishment as the locus of Philadelphia Jewish life in the second half of the twentieth century.

MICHAEL SCHATZ

Ed.D., Gratz College; Teacher of Jewish History in Philadelphia; Founder, Philadelphia Jewish History Tours.

 

14- $59

4 Mondays, 10/28 to 11/18
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Room 104
Cheltenham High School