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Date(s) - 08/11/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


You can attend this event on either Zoom or in-person on the Marymount University Main Campus. If you want to attend this event virtually, please use this link to register:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf__9QVwqJRlr_hLLcDoTixD7lXjKyh6xlcGy_5GquAx35NBA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Little has been written about the Jewish community in Arlington, especially before World War II. Our speaker, Jessica Kaplan, shares her research about Jewish merchants, families, and community builders in the county from 1900-1940. Like other immigrant groups, Jews faced special difficulties assimilating to American society due to language and cultural differences. As Jews, they also had to contend with the age old prejudice of anti-semitism. Ms. Kaplan explores how Arlington’s Jewish residents adapted to these challenges and built a thriving community.

Ms. Kaplan is a retired archivist and has been a freelance historical researcher for more than 20 years. She has researched and written about other little known Arlington history topics for the Arlington Historical Magazine, including “The Bottom: An African-American Enclave Rediscovered,” and “‘I Was a Union Man’: James and Lewis Marcey’s Civil War Experience.” A member of the AHS Board of Directors, and now also the editor of the Arlington Historical Magazine, she encourages others to share their stories.

Remote AND In-Person Attendance Details

This program is free and open to the public. This will be held BOTH on Zoom AND in the Reinsch Library Auditorium on the Main Campus of Marymount University.

  • If you plan to attend via zoom, please register using this link before the end of the day on Wednesday, August 10: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf__9QVwqJRlr_hLLcDoTixD7lXjKyh6xlcGy_5GquAx35NBA/viewform?usp=sf_link . On Thursday morning August 11, AHS will send the Zoom access link for you to use for virtual attendance.
  • If you attend the event in person, Marymount University no longer requires you to wear a face mask.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and FREE PARKING: Attendees planning to attend the event in-person should enter the Marymount University campus at the library gate on N. 26th Street. From Glebe Road going north, take a right onto 26th Street. Pass the intersection with Yorktown Road and then enter the campus through the next gate on your left. The library is to your left as you enter the campus. Free garage parking is just past the library at the bottom of the small incline. (Handicapped parking is immediately to your right as you enter the campus.)

This event is one of the monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org

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