The Jewish Week
The story is familiar. The benefits of America’s open society have led to increasing intermarriage and declining religious observance, leading to a dilution of Jewish identity and a threat to Jewish continuity…
An Optimist’s View of American Jews
Jewish in America is a work of history that is as much about the future as it is about the past. In much of the book, author Richard Rubin details American Jewish history from colonial times to the present, highlighting the uniqueness of the American Jewish experience.
The Jewish Standard
On June 19th Teaneck-Hackensack Hadassah welcomed author Richard Rubin to its Annual Author Event at Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck, New Jersey. Hadassah members, supporters, and friends gathered for a lively discussion about the fusion of American and Jewish values, and how it has affected Jewish identity in America today. Rubin was also featured in an article in the local Jewish Standard-Times of Israel in New Jersey.
Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews
Over the course of the past half century, many different histories of American Jewry have been published. What makes this book different is the perspective of the author, Richard Rubin.
Senior Adult Jewish Education at Community Synagogue of Rye welcomes author Richard Rubin:
Seniors at Community Synagogue of Rye had a lot to say at their May 11th luncheon. A roundtable of about 20 SAJE (Senior Adult Jewish Education) members engaged in stimulating conversation with author Richard Rubin about his new book and the state of Jews in America today.
Author Richard Rubin addressed over 100 members of a private club in Mamaroneck, New York, at their Men’s and Women’s Book Club Luncheon on December 9, 2016.
Richard Rubin, author of “Jewish in America: Living George Washington;s Promise,” will speak at JCC of Mid-Westchester…
Over 90 people gathered on December 5, 2016, at the JCC of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale, New York, to hear author Richard Rubin discuss his new book.
The event aired several times on Jewish Broadcasting Services Television during January 2017.
Westchester Jewish Life
While community leaders cite declining religious observance and rising rates of intermarriage as evidence that Jewish Americans are losing a sense of themselves as Jews…