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Clothes Made the History: American Jews, Garment Making, and the Making of a Community

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm

In Person (Pavilion) & Virtual (Zoom and Facebook Livestream)

Working in fashion – from peddling to rag selling, from seamstresses to factory owners, from designers to socialites – has been a defining American Jewish experience. Join notable American Jewish historian Hasia Diner for a fascinating lecture and discussion about how involvement in the fashion industry became interwoven with Jewish American life over the centuries, forming the fabric of community, social mobility, war-time efforts, abolition, and labor reform.