Tobias Brinkmann (Penn State University), “Queen Isabella’s Statue: Chicago Reform Jews and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition”


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Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Location: Congregation Sinai, 8223 North Port Washington Road, Fox Point

Phone: 414-229-6121



Event Description

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition symbolized the rebirth of Chicago after the disastrous 1871 fire that had destroyed large parts of the city. Tobias Brinkmann, author of the recent book "Sundays at Sinai", will address the involvement of Chicago’s established Jewish community in the exposition, and explore questions of Jewish-Christian relations, aesthetic debates, and Reform Judaism’s treatment of women.
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