Allen Meyers will discuss his book “Strawberry Mansion: The Jewish Community of North Philadelphia” and lecture on the history of the neighborhood that took it’s name from Historic Strawberry Mansion. The area became the setting for America's premiere Jewish Community in the 20th century, with over 50,000 inhabitants. Strawberry Mansion was the first Jewish suburb within an urban setting. Affectionately known as "the Mansion," it was only a trolley car ride away from the South Philadelphia immigrant district. Jewish families migrated from one neighborhood to another as they advanced economically in American society during the early 1900s.
Price $20/person Light reception to follow.
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