Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
Organization:
National Museum of American Jewish History

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101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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The National Museum of American Jewish History’s mission is to present educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Our purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to

Baseball and Becoming American

October 7, 2014 6:00 PM

Drawing on primary and secondary sources featured in the exhibition, this series of lectures will examine the ways in which American baseball has served as a reflection of and a catalyst for the development of American culture since the 19th century. It will focus on the ways baseball was an agent of integration for new arrivals to America, as well as an arena for addressing civil rights. The role of baseball in transmitting values and traditions across generations through familial relationships will also be explored.

Package: $90/$75 Members

Instructor: Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert, Professor Religion at Temple University, author of Out of Left Field: Jews and Baseball, and advisor to Chasing Dreams.

Special guest instructor: Jeffery S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, and advisor to Chasing Dreams.

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