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Shabbat Services, Dinner and Lecture by Dr. Mark Goldberg

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 6:15 PM
in person at Brith Shalom.

Service is in person in the Brith Shalom sanctuary and on YouTube. Dinner and Lecture are in person only.

Dr. Goldberg will present during dinner (for those who sign up for dinner).

Dinner cost is $36.00 per person. Click here to register.

Title: Queen Esther of Miami Beach: Cuban Jewish Community Building in the 1960s
This presentation focuses on one Cuban Jewish community event, "La CoronaciĆ³n de la Reina Esther (Queen Esther Coronation)" to explore how migrants settled into life in 1960s Greater Miami.  Initially expecting to stay in the United States temporarily, Cuban Jews who fled the 1959 revolution found themselves calling Miami home by the end of the 1960s.  Like all newcomers, they faced various challenges in the new U.S. environment, and they responded by building a tight-knit, thriving community.

Bio: Professor Goldberg is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston, and he specializes in Latina/o/x history and the history of borders and immigration. His book, Conquering Sickness: Race, Health, and Colonization in the Texas Borderlands, examines the role of health and healing in imperial expansion and nation building in the 18th- and 19th-century Texas-Mexico border region. Goldberg is currently working on another book project on the history of Cuban Jewish migrants. This study examines how Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews built community in Cuba and how later migrants formed community in the United States. This project considers how Latina/o/x Jewish immigrants experienced emigration and settlement in the United States, offering a new understanding of the relationship between race and immigration.

Professor Goldberg is the Interim Director of the Center for Public History and an affiliate of the Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at UH.

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