BANGOR – Professor David Freidenreich of Colby College will offer an interactive program of stories depicting Jewish experiences in Maine from the nineteenth century until today. The event, â€śMaking It in Maine: Jewish Stories from the Pine Tree State,â€ť will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 at Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York Street.
Prof. Freidenreich, a scholar of religious history researching Jewish life in Maine, will offer a framework for understanding our stateâ€™s rich Jewish history, illustrating it with anecdotes from around the state. Members of the audience will be invited to contribute their own stories to this mosaic. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome.
Prof. Freidenreich, the Pulver Family Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby, is available to speak with members of the media before or after this event. The best way to reach him to schedule an interview is via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
â€śMaking It in Maineâ€ť is part of a year-long program, â€śTelling the Stories of Maineâ€™s Jewish History,â€ť sponsored by the Colby College Jewish Studies Program, the only Jewish studies program in Maine. Similar events are taking place in communities around the state. Colby will also host a conference on Maineâ€™s Jewish history on April 3 and a museum exhibit on Jewish life in Maine this spring. For information, call 859 4646.
Contact Name: Prof. David Freidenreich
Telephone Number: (207)859-4646