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“Hullo, Are you Dere?”: Jewish Immigration, the Telephone, and the Technology of Acculturation

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

This talk will take a look at the telephone as an example of how American technological culture shaped the experience of Jewish immigrants in the first half of the twentieth century. From ads (including a tagline in Yiddish, “remember all languages can be spoken through the telephone”) to vaudeville routines to op-eds, the phone was a focus of anxiety about immigration, ethnic identity, and religious difference. It impacted Jewish community and cultural connection in surprising ways, just as modern communication technologies do today.

Details

Date:
March 5
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/news-and-events/jewish-immigration-telephone-technology-of-acculturation

Venue

Main Line Reform Temple
401 Montgomery Avenue
Wynnewood, PA United States
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Phone:
215-292-9575
Website:
http://www.mlrt.org/