3 2021

American Jewry and the Civil War

11:00AM - 12:15PM  


Contact Barry Kanarek
845.362.4200 ext 170

$ Cost $ 70.00

We were there too… on the battlefields of the North and the South. Brother with Brother. Brother against Brother and, sometimes, Rabbi vs. Rabbi. Embraced and excluded.

We will look at the stories of Judah Benjamin, the Chaplaincy Controversy, the relationship with General Grant and the complex bond with President Lincoln to better understand what it meant to be a member of the 19th century American Jewish community.

Sponsor: Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County