A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

January 26

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Staff

Dr. Kerstin Fermaglich (Michigan State University) will discuss the little-known history of Jewish name changing in 20th Century New York City, which she explores in her most recent book, A Rosenberg by Any Other Name. Thousands of Jewish men, women and children legally and voluntarily changed their names in response to an upsurge in antisemitism, while remaining active members of the Jewish community. A Rosenberg by Any Other Name received the 2019 Saul Viener Book Prize.

This event is open to the public; reservations are required. Please contact RMJHS at (303) 871-3016 or jabrams@du.edu.

Location: East Side Kosher Deli, 499 S Elm St, Glendale, CO 80246

Presented by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS) and Beck Archives, the Center for Judaic Studies and University Libraries.