Read About American Jewish Experience (AJE) Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on May 16, 2017

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Welcome to the latest installment of “American Jewish Experience Around the Web.” In these posts, we share some of the most compelling items we’ve discovered online lately that address American Jewish Experience (AJE).

  • As you have likely heard, May is Jewish American Heritage Month. It’s a most appropriate time to explore the Yiddish Book Center’s amazing playlist of videos on the theme of “Beyond New York: American Jewish Neighborhoods.”
  • “Maine would seem to be an unlikely place to host a highly successful Jewish Film Festival for 20 years.” But that’s indeed the case, according to festival executive director Barbara Merson, who recently shared thoughts on the festival’s success on the eJewish Philanthropy website.
  • The website of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History has launched “Over There,” a series profiling American Jewish service in the First World War.
  • Sad news about an historic synagogue in New York City (via JTA).
  • On a happier note, the Philadelphia Historical Commission has decided “to put the University of the Arts’ building at 401 S. Broad St. — colloquially known as the Gershman Y — on Philadelphia’s historic register.” The Jewish Exponent‘s Liz Spikol has the story.