Jews of the Wild West
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Jews of the Wild West

December 9 , 6:30 pm

There was Levi Strauss. The Guggenheim family. And by the end of the 19th century,  nearly every notorious Wild West town had a Jewish mayor. Jewish pioneers played a definitive and often colorful role in shaping the expansion of the United States, and yet they are a largely forgotten chapter in U.S. history.  Filmmaker Amanda Kinsey speaks with Annie Polland, Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society, and Ann Kirschner, author of Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, about her upcoming documentary, Jews of the Wild West, the surprising immigration story it reveals and the legacy these determined pioneers left behind. Watch the trailer below and read more about the film here. Moderated by Rabbi Joseph Black of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado.

Presented by Center for Jewish History & American Jewish Historical Society

Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 CJH/Partner members, students; $18 at the door.

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December 9
6:30 pm
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Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
(212) 294-8301