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  • Jewish Children's Orchestra, 1935

    The Mandolin in Jewish Life (and Beyond)

    Online

    Thursdays, October 7–28, 11:00 am–12:30 pm (PT)

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    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, mandolin clubs and community orchestras were ubiquitous in Ashkenazi Jewish communities. Frequently associated with progressive social and political movements, the mandolin served a central role in music education at Jewish schools and provided one of the only outlets for pre-war Eastern European Jewish women to express themselves musically.

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