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Cardozo's Ancestors: The Supreme Court, the Judiciary, and the Jews

In memory of Judge Judith Kaye on the occasion of her first nahala

Monday, February 13, 7:00PM

We will study the early American Jews that were the ancestors of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, and ponder how their story impacted the life of one of the most prominent and distinguished Jews in the history of the American judiciary.  


This special class is sponsored by the Kaye Family in memory of Judge Judith Kaye on the occasion of her first nahala

Co-sponsored by YU’s Straus Center's Program on Early America and the Jews



Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

Nineteenth Street Synagogue

The congregation's fourth synagogue was built on nineteenth Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.