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2014 Albert & Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence

The Albert and Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence program is made possible through an endowment established by the late Dr. Albert and Mrs. Liese Eckstein, with additional contributions from the Eckstein family and Friends of Jewish Studies. The program features annual lectures by experts - professors, authors, and others - in the field of Jewish Studies.

Hasia Diner, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Public Sessions | Free and Open to All
Monday, February 10, 2014

In the great age of Jewish migration, from the 1820s through the 1920s, what brought Jews from Europe to the American southwest? Despite the vast distances of tens of thousands of miles, across two continents, handfuls of Jews made the decision to cast their lot with region, remote even by American standards. What familial and business magnets drew them to the area and how did their migrations resemble and depart from those of Jews who chose other, more accessible, places?
Directions and Map The Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center is located east of the Burton Barr Phoenix Public Library. Take 2nd Street south from McDowell.