From Beame to Bloomberg: Jews in City Government
October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019
Jews have been living in New York City since 1653. Since then, they have contributed to the growth of the city’s vibrancy and culture in myriad arenas. This course will profile Jewish politicians and their time in office, from New York’s first Jewish mayor, Abraham Became, and the fiscal crisis of the 1970’s to the economic recovery of the Koch era and the boom-times of Michael Bloomberg. You’ll explore other prominent personalities and their careers including House of Representative members Bella Abzug and Elizabeth Holtzman, former Senator Jacob Javits, current Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and mayoral aspirant Ruth Messinger. Your knowledgeable guide Barry Feldman will lead discussions, enhanced by your own memories, opinions and participation.
Barry Feldman is an educator, urban historian, and licensed New York City tour guide. He leads tours for the Museum at Eldridge Street and the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy.
Photo Credit: Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute. Accessed via http://catchingthewave.library.harvard.edu/items/show/582.