The History of Jewish New England: 1700s to Today


March 16, 2023


07:00 PM - 08:30 PM EDT

Join us on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET for a dynamic presentation from Professor Michael Hoberman, highlighting the consistent patterns and the dynamic exceptions that have defined New England's fascinating Jewish history, from its founding era in the 1700s to the present day.

Michael Hoberman is a professor of American literature at Fitchburg State University. He received his BA from Reed College and his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His books include New Israel/New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America (UMASS Press, 2011) and A Hundred Acres of America: The Geography of Jewish American Literary History (Rutgers University Press, 2018). Hoberman's articles on Jewish American history have been published in Tablet Magazine and elsewhere. He lives in Shelburne Falls MA.

This is a free lecture open to all. RSVP to participate onsite or online. Contact McKenzie Johnson at with questions.


This program is offered in partnership with our new initiate "Jewish Gems of New England". Learn more about our upcoming day trip to Portland, ME on March 19. 

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