Ever since the first Jewish immigrant arrived in North America four centuries ago, Jews have made significant contributions to American society. Countless Jewish Americans have untold stories of courage, sacrifice, and devotion to our country. They include Moses Seixas, a member of the Newport Hebrew Congregation in Rhode Island who corresponded with George Washington; Phoebe Pember, a Jewish nurse in the Civil War; and Rabbi Joseph Krausdopf, who fought for women’s suffrage.
Hear their stories, and the true stories of ordinary people wrestling with family and identity, in Jews in America—a celebration of being Jewish and being American. This live virtual theatrical production is produced by The Braid, formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre, and hosted in recognition of Independence Day the following week.
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Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.