Anti-Semitism in Minnesota: Then and Now Online Class

Tuesday, Jan 18 at 6:30 pm CST.


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Who are Our Neighbors?


Our community is always changing. New immigrants arrive bringing with them new foods, languages and traditions. The contributions that various people and cultures make to our society continue to expand and strengthen our community. Increase your understanding of your neighbors, their culture, history and experiences in these monthly sessions.


This online series is provided as a collaboration between Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education and Achievement and Integration, Careers and Colleges


Anti-Semitism in Minnesota: Then and Now


In the 1930s and 1940s, Minneapolis had the dubious distinction of being one of the most anti-Semitic cities in America. Learn more about this history from the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. Then, discuss the modern day manifestations of anti-Semitism as our community experiences a recent rise in hate crimes Laura Weber will be presenting on behalf of JHSUM Award-winning writer and historian Laura Weber is a native of Minneapolis. She has researched and written a number of articles on Minnesota Jewish history, including over 30 entries in MNopedia, MNHS's digital encyclopedia of Minnesota history, which were commissioned by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. She is also the author of "Gentiles Preferred: Minneapolis Jews and Employment, 1920-1950," which won the Solon J. Buck Award for best article of the year in Minnesota History, the quarterly of the Minnesota Historical Society. She served as editor of Minnesota History for five years, stepping down last year. Laura has two new articles on Minnesota Jewish history coming out this year, to be published in Western States Jewish History and Middle West Review. Read her articles by clicking on the titles below: From Exclusion to Integration: The Story of Jews in Minnesota Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas