City College’s Jewish History
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City College’s Jewish History

January 7 , 8:58 pm

City College, established to provide children of working-class and immigrant families tuition-free higher education, now boasts a dazzling list of alumni, including playwrights, poets, politicians, journalists, scientists, and Nobel Prize winners. For many years its student body was predominantly Jewish, at a time when quotas and cost kept Jews out of more prestigious institutions. For this 3-part series, join historians, writers, filmmakers, and alumni for a series of discussions and films about City College, its rich Jewish history, and its transformative role in the lives of so many.

Dates and times (ticket required for each one: $12 members, seniors, and students/$15 general): Sunday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (“The ‘Jewish Harvard’ and a World of Ideas”); Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. (“The City Game”); and Monday, March 16, 7 p.m. (“Cinema and Sanctuary”).

Tickets (one required per date: $12 member, senior, and student/$15 general) and more information are available by clicking HERE.


January 7
8:58 pm
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Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
(212) 294-8301