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Sunday November 19, 2017
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, for our next program: “Jewish Immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side,” presented by Professor Tyler Anbinder. The Lower East Side of New York was the first American home for several million Jewish immigrants who arrived in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This lecture, taken from Professor Anbinder’s 2016 book City of Dreams, will recount why immigrant Jews made the Lower East Side their home, what life was like there, and how and why Jews eventually left the area to live elsewhere. Prof. Anbinder will also explain why he decided to make his own immigrant ancestors part of the book’s narrative and the role genealogists played in helping him uncover their stories.

Tyler Anbinder is a professor of history at George Washington University, where since 1994 he has taught the history of American immigration and the U.S. Civil War. He is the author of three award-winning books: Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know Nothings and the Politics of the 1850s (1992); Five Points: The Nineteenth-Century New York Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum (2001), and City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York (2016). He has won fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and held the Fulbright Commission’s Thomas Jefferson Distinguished Chair in American History at the University of Utrecht. His research has won awards from the Organization of American Historians, the Columbia University School of Journalism, the editors of Civil War History, and the New York Society Library.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.
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News Tidbits

JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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