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September 10: “How Do We Explain American Jews’ Fascination With Shtisel?”

Gone are the decrepit Mea Shearim streets of ‘Shtisel’. Image by Shtisel

This talk will take place on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT.

Register here.

Joseph Berger, former long-time New York Times reporter and author of “The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and their Battles With America,” Natan Meir, author and chair of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Portland State University and Rukhl Schaechter, editor of the Yiddish Forward will join in a panel to analyze this tantalizing question. Moderated by West End Synagogue’s Rabbi Emily Cohen.

This talk is sponsored by West End Synagogue, a Reconstructionist Congregation.

Register here.


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