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11/8/2009 2:00 P
From the arrival of the first Jewish immigrants in New Amsterdam in 1654 through the ensuing 350 years, millions of Jewish immigrants have found safe harbor here and left their mark on American history and culture. Their stories, recorded in fiction and biography, tell a remarkable tale, as Rosalind Reisner relates in this extraordinary presentation. Ms. Reisner is the author of Jewish American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests, and has worked in public, academic, special, and synagogue libraries for over twenty-five years. In conjunction with The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.