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Sunday, February 10 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Merchant Princes: An Intimate History of Jewish Families Who Built the Great Department Stores

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Gimbels, Macy’s, Filene’s, I Magnin, Neiman-Marcus, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Rich’s of Atlanta, Kauffman’s of Pittsburgh, Lazarus of Columbus, Levi Strauss and even Sears-Roebuck. All but the last were created by Jews and all were run by Jews, most of them dating back to a German Jewish immigrant peddler who created a family dynasty. These entrepreneurial families not only dominated fashion, but made huge contributions to the cultural, civic and political life of their communities.

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Kathryn Bernheimer

Cultural Arts Program Director, Boulder JCC
Kathryn Bernheimer is director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. In her past lives, Kathryn was a film critic and features writer for the Boulder Daily Camera, the Boulder correspondent for the Intermountain Jewish News, the host of the Denver Jewish Film Festival, and is the author of two books of film criticism, including “The 50 Greatest Jewish Movies.”

Sunday February 10, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference 16

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