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How Cafes Created Mordern Jewish Culture: A Talk with Shachar Pinsker

Please join us for coffee, pastries, and an immersive discussion of Jewish cafe culture at the turn of the twentieth century. Dr. Shachar Pinsker, professor of Judaic and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Michigan, will talk about the convergence of cafés, their urban milieu, and Jewish creativity. Pinsker’s research uncovers a network of interconnected cafés that were central to the modern Jewish experience in a time of migration and urbanization, from Odessa, Warsaw, Vienna, and Berlin to New York City and Tel Aviv.  

Monday, February 17 at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cathedral of Learning, 602
Fifth Ave at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, 15213