Join author Shachar M. Pinsker for a multimedia presentation on the place of coffeehouses in the creation of modern Jewish culture from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Shachar’s book, "A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture," tells the story of the role of the coffeehouse as central to the modern Jewish experience in a time of migration and urbanization, from Odessa, Warsaw, Vienna, and Berlin to New York City and Tel Aviv, and why Jews became their most devoted habitués.
Shachar Pinsker is a literary scholar and cultural historian with specialization in modern Hebrew and multilingual Jewish literature and culture in Israel, Europe, and America. He has a joint appointment as a professor of Middle East studies and Judaic studies at the University of Michigan.
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.