Adult Ed Guest Scholar: Jim Barrett

TempleSholom Designer

When:
March 10, 2019 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
2019-03-10T10:45:00-05:00
2019-03-10T11:45:00-05:00
Cost:
Free
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History of Jewish Chicago: Jews and the Irish
Jim Barrett
SUNDAY | MAR. 10
10:45 – 11:45 AM

Historically, Irish Catholics and Jews have had their conflicts – on the streets of Chicago and other cities. But beginning with vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley song and dance teams and climaxing in a series of spectacularly successful plays in the 1920s, the Jewish/Irish pairing was extremely popular. Why? What did two groups who might seem so different from one another have in common and what did this tell us about living together in a diverse city like Chicago?”