Jews and Judaism in America

Date: Oct 30, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York State

Category: JTS in Your Community Scholar Series

With Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Professor of Jewish History, JTS 

Join us at Bet Torah in Mt. Kisco, New York, for a seven-session journey into the Jewish experience in America. Starting with the first settlement of Jews in Dutch New Amsterdam and concluding with contemporary American Jews, we will trace American Jewry from its humble beginnings and explore how it developed into the world’s second-largest Jewish community. Through the examination of critical source material, we will observe how Jews have helped shape American history even as Jews and Judaism have been shaped by American culture and society.

October 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18, 2016
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 


$350/seven sessions. Please note cost is for all sessions. There is no individual session registration.

Financial assistance will be available to cover tuition, if needed. Please contact Rabbi Aaron Brusso at (914) 666-7595 for more information.


About the Speaker

Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Professor of Jewish History at JTS, specializes in the study of the Jews of the medieval and early modern worlds.

For more information, contact Lynn Feinman at (212) 678-8821 or

Bet Torah
60 Smith Avenue
Mount Kisco, New York