Stories of New York: City College | The 'Jewish Harvard' and a World of Ideas

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th St
New York, NY 10011
United States

This February and March, join historians, writers, filmmakers, and alumni at the Center for Jewish History for a series of discussions and films about City College, its rich Jewish history, and its transformative role in the lives of so many.

Its dazzling list of alumni includes playwrights and poets, politicians and journalists, engineers, scientists, teachers, and Nobel Prize winners. The City College of New York was established to provide children of working class and immigrant families access to a tuition-free, merit-based higher education. For many years, its student body was largely Jewish and for most it was “City College or nothing” at a time when quotas and cost kept Jews out of more prestigious institutions. Join us for Part I: The "Jewish Harvard" and a World of Ideas.  Enjoy all-star line-up of speakers and great stories in the morning, and an award-winning film in the afternoon. Click here for a full program schedule.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at

Sunday, 02 February, 2020


Gemma Solomons

Phone: 2122948301
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