Dr. Emile Schrijver : Amsterdam’s Jewish Golden Age

  • December 9, 2018

  • 3:30 pm  to  5:00 pm

Sunday, December 9 – 3: 30 pm – 5:00 pm at the Caspe Terrace, 33158 Ute Avenue, Waukee, IA 50263

Lecturer: Dr. Emile Schrijver
Director of the Amsterdam Jewish Museum

Amsterdam’s Jewish Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century saw Amsterdam emerge as one of the world’s most important centers of trade. With trade came wealth, and with wealth, a blossoming of arts and science. Hear from Dr. Schrijver how the Sephardic Jewish community became an important and vibrant part of the Golden Age.

Dr. Emile G.L. Schrijver is General Director of the Jewish Historical Museum and the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam, as well as Professor of Jewish Book History at the University of Amsterdam. The Jewish Cultural Quarter includes the Children’s Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Holocaust memorial site and the National Holocaust Museum (in development). Schrijver is an expert on Jewish cultural history and a renowned expert on the history of the Jewish book.

RSVP for purposes of seating/ inclement weather to jcrc@jewishdesmoines.org

This program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, the Iowa Jewish Historical Society, and the United Nations Association of Iowa.

The Iowa Jewish Historical Society museum will be open from 3:00 pm until a half hour after the program ends.