American Jews and the Civil War--Conversation with Jonathan Sarna #usa

Jan Meisels Allen


Each week during Jewish American Heritage Month the National Museum of American Jewish History will have a lecture by an historian. On Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6 PM ET the Museum’s chief historian Jonathan Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis university will be discussing American Jews and the Civil War. Tune in on Facebook, you do not need a Facebook account to watch. The program is free.  Go to:


The Civil War divided the American Jewish community much as it did the nation as a whole.  Learn about Jews on both sides of the struggle, Jews and slavery, Lincoln and the Jews, and the lasting impact of the Civil War on American Jewish life in this informative conversation with the museum's Chief Historian, Jonathan D. Sarna


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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