Serendipity Talk: On Rockingham Street: Reclaiming My Family’s Jewish Identity—Our Journey from Vilna to the Suburban South

Wipf & Stock has just published David Kuney’s intergenerational memoir that explores how assimilation of Jewish immigrants arriving from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century was shaped and affected by the culture of the Suburban South in the 1950s and 1960s. It probes the key question of Jewish continuity, including whether American Judaism has left many Jews unable to answer the question, “Why are we Jewish?” The talk will include readings from the memoir.

David Kuney is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. More information on the book and David can be found at https://www.davidkuney.com

No registration is required. The Zoom link will be e-mailed to all those subscribed to the OLLI newsletter the morning of the talk. If you do not receive the newsletter and would like to attend, please e-mail olli@american.edu that morning.