2018 Upcoming Public Programs
Community Memory Forum: Elmira’s Jewish East Side
Thursday June 28th 7pm
Chemung Valley History Museum
What was Elmira’s old East Side like before redevelopment? What do people remember about the Jewish neighborhood? Join us for a community memory forum to learn about the grocery stories, bakeries, synagogues, and residents who made this vanished part of Elmira their home. Curators Maria Kennedy and Erin Doane will discuss research from the current exhibit “At the Jewish Table: Food, Family, and Heritage in Elmira,” joined by David Siskin, Jerry Stemerman, and other community members. Bring your own memories to share, and contribute your story to the museum’s oral history collection.
Documentary Screening: Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream
Talk by Professor Elissa Sampson
Thursday August 23rd 7:30pm
Congregation Kol Ami
1008 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14905
Professor Elissa Sampson of Cornell University’s Jewish Studies Program will join us to present the documentary Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream. Professor Sampson speaks in the documentary as an expert on the history of the Lower East Side.