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Mr. Jesse Schraub, The Life of An American Jew During A Century of Changes

Thursday, November 11, 2021 7 Kislev 5782

7:45 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Beth Jacob

Mr. Jesse Schraub is the father of TBJ’s much-beloved former Religious School Principal Alice Kinsler. Mr. Schraub was born in 1924 – yes, he’s 97 years young! He has lived through nearly a century of changes in the U.S. and the world. We are grateful that he is willing to share some of his experiences with us as a Jew living in America during those changing years. Mr. Schraub grew up in the Lower East Side and Brooklyn, during times that were very different than we’re experiencing in New Hampshire in the 21st century. He endured the Great Depression, and will remind us about the difficulties that families suffered in that period. As a member of the Greatest Generation, Mr. Schraub fought for our country in World War II, including the horrific Battle of the Bulge. While in Germany, Mr. Schraub also “moonlighted” as an impromptu narrator because he spoke Yiddish fluently. He will speak, too, about his post-war years, raising a family, during a period of economic prosperity and increasing (though not complete) tolerance for and assimilation of Jews in American society. As an Orthodox Jew, Mr. Schraub will also share some insights from his religious life, and how it has influenced him during the course of the last century. We hope you can join us for what should be a luminous evening. Again, please note that we will begin a little later than our usual time, to accommodate our speaker. Please sign into the zoom link at 7:45 PM.

 

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