Many Jewish immigrants who arrived in America in the early twentieth century went on to establish food businesses on New York’s Lower East Side. These businesses began as pushcarts and went on to become iconic, multi-generational storefronts (appetizer shops, pickle stores, bakeries, etc.). In this program, Dr. Annie Polland—executive director of the American Jewish Historical Society, former vice president for programs and education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and co-author, with Daniel Soyer, of the award-winning "Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration"—will take us from the early days of the Lower East Side through the shifts that have occurred there over time, including the new generation of Jewish food purveyors who are reimagining and carrying on the tradition.
This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center's Facebook page. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—which will allow you to submit questions—registration is required.