31. Contemporary American Jewish Culture

  1. Alan T. Levenson
  1. Ted Merwin

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch31

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

How to Cite

Merwin, T. (2012) Contemporary American Jewish Culture, in The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism (ed A. T. Levenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch31

Editor Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Author Information

  1. Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196376

Online ISBN: 9781118232897

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Keywords:

  • contemporary American Jewish culture;
  • Jews, united by foods eaten;
  • holidays celebrated, jokes shared;
  • Jewish migration, from Central Europe;
  • Jewish exodus, from Eastern Europe;
  • Yiddish culture in America;
  • Second-Generation American Jewish culture;
  • rise of Jewish Broadway;
  • major Hollywood film studios, founded by Jews;
  • Jews and Jewish Themes on Television

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Earliest Jewish Settlement in America and the Beginning of American Jewish Culture

  • The Jewish Migration from Central Europe

  • The Jewish Exodus from Eastern Europe and the Creation of Yiddish Culture in America

  • Second-Generation American Jewish Culture

  • The Rise of Jewish Broadway

  • Hollywood as a Jewish Invention

  • Jews and Jewish Themes on Television

  • The Future of American Jewish Culture