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Jewish Geo-History: Ellis Island

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, all legal immigration into the U.S. went through Ellis Island in New York City, where new immigrants passed the Statue of Liberty. Immigrants were thoroughly documented and tested for health issues, and many with diseases were turned away and sent back to their countries of origin. Jewish families with Yiddish or Ladino names that sounded strange to immigration officials often found their names to have been Americanized on their immigration papers.

Cost: $10.00 per day or $50.00 for all classes this month. All classes by Zoom; call for codes.thealkatzcenter.org RSVP – Beverly Newman at 941-313-9239


March 6
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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