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Jewish Immigration Lecture at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse
Expires [Saturday, July 14, 2012]
CONTACT: April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 339-6700 ext. 157
EVENT: Jewish Immigration Lecture at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse
DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2012
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Historic Oxford Schoolhouse at Ironwoods Park
147th and Mission Rd., Leawood, KS
ENTRY FEE: Free
Historic Oxford Schoolhouse presents a lecture on Jewish Immigration
The docents of the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse will host a fascinating program on Saturday, July 14th beginning at 10:00 am at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse located in Ironwoods Park at 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas 66224.
This program, presented by Sonia Eichenwald, will explore the patterns and reasons for Jewish immigration to the United States and specifically to the Kansas City area. She will also share information about the cultural differences and similarities of Immigrants from various areas.
This fascinating presentation will be expressed by Sonia’s personal family odyssey to the Kansas City area. Sonia was born in Rome, Italy shortly after WWII to Viennese Holocaust survivors who fled Nazi persecution in 1939.
Her family resided in the Lake Como area and in Milan, Italy before immigrating to the Kansas City area in 1953. Sonia is a retired teacher of German, Italian, Spanish and English as a second language. International heritage and cultural exchange merit high priority for Sonia and her family.
Her family is active in the Greater Kansas City People to People organization, founded by Dwight Eisenhower and headquartered in the Kansas City area, which fosters excellent and varied opportunities for international exchange.
Sonia will describe the embodiment of the Jewish immigration to the United States as portrayed in “Fiddler on the Roof”.
The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse in Ironwoods Park presents this program in coordination with the Leawood Stage Company's production of "Fiddler on the Roof", the classic Broadway musical about the plight of a poor dairyman, Tevye, and his family living in their tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
“Fiddler on the Roof” can be seen at the Ironwoods Amphitheater at 147th & Mission Road July 12, 13, 14 15, 19, 20, 21, 8:00 pm nightly.
The Oxford School docents encourage history buffs and anyone curious about the path followed by the Jewish community bringing them to the Kansas City area to visit the Oxford Schoolhouse and enjoy this free, presentation on July 14th.
Reservations are not necessary. For more information please phone at 913-339-6700 x157.
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