INR Region Program: Helene Herman on “But They Were Good to Their Mothers: Jewish Gangsters in America”

Wednesday, March 9, 2022    
7:30 pm EST - 9:00 pm EST

[This Program is scheduled on Eastern Time Zone]

But They Were Good to Their Mothers:
Jewish Gangsters in America
Wednesday March 9, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
This lecture addresses a seldom-covered aspect of the darker side of the immigrant experience, delving into the rise and fall of Jewish gangsters who dominated crime from the 1920’s until the end of WW2. Beyond exploring famous crime figures (e.g., Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky) and organizations (e.g., Murder Inc., The Brownsville Boys), we will learn about some lesser known but quite fascinating characters.
Helene Herman recently retired as President of a 400+ member lifelong learning club. She is a lecturer for adult learning programs at multiple universities on a variety of historical and cultural topics. Helene has over 30 years of executive experience in global marketing, and holds a B.A. in Anthropology from NYU. She is the Sisterhood President at Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek in Tamarac, Florida.
Helene generously offers her lectures to affiliates of Women’s League for no fee. All she asks in exchange is that we make donations to Torah Fund, the dedicated philanthropy of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. INR, as a region, will be making a donation in Helene’s name. If you wish to voluntarily contribute as well: In the US, you can donate online here. In Canada please mail donations to: Jewish Theological Society, 100 Elder Street, Toronto, Ontario M3H 5G7. Be sure to include the name of your local affiliate for proper credit.

For more information about the program and to REGISTER, contact Adele Weinstein @ by 12 PM ET on 3/9/2022.

INR Region President, Marilyn Cohen: