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Cohen, Levi, Yisrael: Jewish Names Around the World

Sunday, April 14, 2019 9 Nisan 5779

4:00 PM - 6:00 PMCongregation Or Ami

What makes a name Jewish? How do Jews around the world select names for their babies? Did immigrants change their names at Ellis Island? Dr. Benor explores the Jewish surnames, from patronymic origin and meaning of
names like Abramovitch, Isaacs, and Yaghobian; place- origin names like Ashkenazi, Dardashti, and Shapiro; and profession names like Hakim, Melamed, and Kramer. Together we discover what changes in American Jewish baby names throughout the 20th century and beyond teach us about the evolution of American Jewish identities.

Cost of Attending:
Public - $10
Congregation Or Ami Congregant/Associate/Complimentary  - $10
Congregation Or Ami Partner/Sustainer/Builder - Free  
HUC-JIR Board & Staff - Free

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