Mar

19 2019

Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva - Jewish Mobsters, Crime and Justice

10:30AM - 11:45AM  

Hecht School on the Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

Contact Marden Paru
941-379-5655
marden.paru@gmail.com

$ Cost $ 60.00

JEWISH MOBSTERS, CRIME AND JUSTICE

TUESDAYS 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Starting February 5 (Eight Weeks)

A not-so-proud period of American Jewish history was the age of the mobsters in the 20th Century.  Mostly immigrants or children of immigrants - closistered in close proximity with Italians in the tough neighborhoods of NY and NJ - many notable mobsters emerged such as Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel, etc. This course will study their fascinating Jewish background and activities, linkages to the Costa Nostra and the Teamsters, fighting Nazism and management of the rackets.  What justice ensued and what punishment applied? Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60