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Monday, February 17

How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture
A Talk with Shachar Pinsker
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Dr. Shachar Pinsker, University of Michigan
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Jewish Studies Program, Urban Studies, Humanities Center and Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University

Please join us for coffee, pastries, and an immersive discussion of Jewish cafe culture at the turn of the twentieth century. Dr. Shachar Pinsker, professor of Judaic and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Michigan, will talk about the convergence of cafés, their urban milieu, and Jewish creativity. Pinsker’s research uncovers a network of interconnected cafés that were central to the modern Jewish experience in a time of migration and urbanization, from Odessa, Warsaw, Vienna, and Berlin to New York City and Tel Aviv.