Brotherhood Brunch with Guest Speaker Barbara Burstin
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Brotherhood Brunch with Guest Speaker Barbara Burstin

December 2, 2018 , 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Barbara Burstin

title: Brotherhood Brunch with Guest Speaker Barbara Burstin
Historic Battles Royale, with a Pittsburgh Twist

Reform vs. Zionist
Zionist vs. Zionist
FDR: Love Him or Leave Him?
The Jewish Community & Sophie Masloff
German Jews vs. Eastern European Jews

Throughout the 20th century, those struggles played out locally and nationally. Come hear Barbara Burstin’s take on them. Barbara is on the faculties of the history departments at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, teaching courses on the American Jewish Experience, the U.S. and the Holocaust and the History of Pittsburgh. She has also taught courses within the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and has spoken extensively throughout the community.

Pre-registration: $10 per person no later than Friday, Nov. 21
Payment at the door: $18 per person (New Policy)

Questions? Please contact Todd Miller, at or (412) 848-1082 by Wednesday, November 21.

About Barbara Burstin
Barbara is a past chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Hillel-Jewish University Center and the Holocaust Commission.

She has adopted Pittsburgh as her home, having been born and raised in New York. Barbara holds a PhD in history from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s in history education from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vassar College.

She and her husband, David, reside in Squirrel Hill.

In addition to teaching, Barbara has written a number of books, including After the Holocaust: The Migration of Polish Jews and Christians to Pittsburgh, Steel City Jews: A History of the Pittsburgh Jewish community 1840-1915, Steel City Jews in Prosperity, Depression, and War: A history of Pittsburgh Jewish community 1915-1950 and Jewish Pittsburgh, which is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Image of America Series.

Copies of her books will be available for purchase by check or cash.
start-date: 2018-12-02
start time: 10 AM
end date: 2018-12-02
end time: 11:30 AM
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event address: 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
event organizer: Temple Sinai
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event cost: $10 in advance/$18 at door


December 2, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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