Conference Proceeding: We Came to America

The speaker will use the life of two important Americans, Emma Lazarus and Levi Strauss, to compare and contrast two different immigrant experiences and attitudes. It is especially interesting because they were both from different waves of Jewish immigrants: Emma was from an established Sephardic family in America and Levi from a newly arrived Ashkenazi family. They both made lasting contributions to America. Ms. Share will also mention books that are available on these historical figures.