The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County announces the annual Norma and Milton Mann Lecture, underwritten by Madeline Mann and Pamela Mann Baron, to honor the memory of their parents, two outstanding leaders of our community, and hosted by Temple Beth El. Norman and Milton Mann’s deeply held values of Tikun Olam (repair of the world), community cooperation, and educational opportunity influenced everything they dreamed, planned, and accomplished. Since 1956, Norma and Milton Mann were part of Stamford’s events, improvement, and history. They held leadership positions in Jewish and community settings - working to safeguard fair housing, protect the environment, and strengthen Judaism and Jewish culture. Both Norma and Milton Mann were patrons and long serving Board Members of The Jewish Historical Society.
The lecture "Immigration to the U.S. -- Myth and Reality" will focus on the big picture of immigration, including a discussion of immigration history (the numbers and the laws) recent trends in both legal and unauthorized immigration, family versus employment immigration, and current and future impacts of immigration on the US population (the numbers, the composition and the workforce).
The speaker, Jeffrey S. Passel, is the Senior Demographer at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, an organization he joined in January 2005. According to Passel, “The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.”
Light refreshments will be served at 10:30 AM
Lecture begins at 11:00 AM
Free and open to the public.
Sponsor: JHSFC Program - underwritten by Madeline Mann and Pamela Mann Baron and hosted by Temple Beth El.