The Jewish Studies Program at Purchase College, SUNY presents a book talk with Prof. Jeffrey Gurock on his Book Parkchester.
In the 1940s, a new community, Parkchester, was opened in East Bronx, NY. It would be a model neighborhood celebrated as “a city within a city”, boasting the comforts of suburbia without the hassles of commuting. This neighborhood brought together Jews, Irish and Italians in an attractive setting, however the owners excluded minorities. Professor Gurock will examine the implications of all this and how the Jewish residents’ community was formed.
For more information and to register, please go to: https://tinyurl.com/Gurockparkchester
Free and open to the public.