Dr. Gary Zola to Lecture on Jews in New Amsterdam : at Museum of the City of New York

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dr. Gary Zola, Director of the American Jewish Archives, will present a lecture on the "Jews in New Amsterdam" at the Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, on November 30th at 6:30 pm.  Sponsored by the John L. Loeb, Jr. Foundation, Dr. Zola's lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "The Flushing Remonstrance: Who Shall Plead For Us?"  The Flushing Remonstrance, written in 1657, is recognized as the earliest political assertion of freedom of conscience and religion in New York State.


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