30 May 2009

Webcast: Jewish life in Mr. Lincoln's City

Here's a new Library of Congress webcast, featuring "Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City," with speakers Laura Cohen Apelbaum and Wendy Turman. It runs 49 minutes.

View the Webcast here.

The women spoke about and showed a power point presentation on the new exhibit at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington on "Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City."

A Washington area native, Cohen Apelbaum has been executive director of the Jewish Historical Society since 1994. Her work has centered on preservation of the 1876 historic synagogue, building the community's archives, expanding the Society's school and family programs, and outreach in the community. Previously she worked as an attorney for both the local and the federal government. She has a master's degree in taxation (Georgetown University), a law degree (George Washington University) and a bachelor's degree in American history (Duke University).

Turnman has worked at the JHSGW since 2000. She holds an MA in museum studies (George Washington University) and a BA in history (UC Santa Cruz) . She previously worked at the National Museum of Health and Medicine and at the Smithsonian Institution.

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