American Judaism: Past, Present, Future

Sunday, May 22 at 1pm

Samuel Heilman, Emeritus Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, Queens College

The American Jewish Present and What it Indicates About the Future: A Sociologist’s View

Professor  Heilman  will  offer  a  perspective  on  American  Jewry,  its  numbers,  its   politics, its family  dynamics,  its  religiosity,  and  its attachments  (or  lack  thereof) to  Israel and speculate about where each of these is likely to go in the years ahead.

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Lila Corwin Berman

American Jews & White Supremacy: The Present Dilemmas of an Unstable History

Thursday, March 31 at 8:30pm feathuring Lila Corwin Berman, Temple University

American Jews & White Supremacy: The Present Dilemmas of an Unstable History

Over the last five years,  Americans  have  reckoned  anew  with  the  history  of  this country’s racism and what that history requires from the present. In this online talk, Professor Lila Corwin Berman asks how American Jews   fit—or   do   not   fit—in   these   often    painful and polarizing conversations. She argues that older debates about whether Jews were “white,” should be supplanted by newer efforts to ask how whiteness organizes power and when and how Jews have been included in or excluded from that racialized system of American power.

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