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Jewish Borderlanders in Times of Revolution and the Roaring Twenties

Scholar Maxwell E. Greenberg provides a bi-regional snapshot of the Jewish experience between Tijuana-San Diego and El Paso-Ciudad Juárez, from 1911 to 1929. Greenberg, the Jewish History Museum’s 2020 Scholar-in-Residence and a 6th year UCLA’s César E. Chávez Department of Chicano/a Studies, explores how Jewish immigration, commerce and community formation in the border region were affected by the Mexican Revolution, U.S. prohibition, a new national Quota system in the U.S. and the creation of the U.S. Border Patrol. Special Collections is sponsoring this Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lecture, in collaboration with the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and Tucson’s Jewish History Museum. A reception follows.

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Free and open to the public. Questions or requests regarding disability-related accommodations should be directed to Maggie Verebelyi.

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