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Second Hand Rose
November 4, 2018 , 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Elissa, a visiting scholar and lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program at Cornell University, was honored with a Lower East Side Community Hero Award as part of the Lower East Side History Month celebration last year. The award recognizes community members “whose contributions have been deeply meaningful and yet are often the ‘unsung’ heroes of the neighborhood,” Her recent publications touch upon Jewish life today on the Lower East Side; contemporary Yiddish theater; commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; the academic use of the term “ghetto” in relation to East European Jews in the U.S.; and ethnicity and museums.