We will explore the history, culture, and contributions of the shtetl in Eastern Europe. We will contrast the romanticized image that has been given to us by the theater and media and the actual community with its strengths and weaknesses. We will use the short story, folk music, art, and some short essays.
Rubin Feldstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) was born in Poland and lived there the first six years of his life in a shtetl called Zamosc. He cherishes his heritage, enjoys sharing it, and teaching. He was an educator for thirty-four years. During this time, he was a teacher, guidance counselor, principal, and adjunct professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey.