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  1. Network Landing: Models of Jewish Education (2016-17)

    Which model of Jewish education is right for us?

    Facilitated by Cyd Weissman, Assistant Vice President for Innovation and Impact at RRC

    For five educational teams of at least two participants each. Teams can include a combination of professional staff and lay leaders. Each member of the team should have been in their role for at least one year. A spirit of experimentation is required.

    Tuesdays 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. EST – Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, March 28 & May 16


    Posted on: 2016/11/01 - 4:07pm

  2. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 8: Ethiopian Hebrews in Early 20th Century Harlem

    This presentation focuses on early twentieth-century congregations in Harlem in which members claimed Ethiopian Hebrew and navigated race and religion among Black Christians and Jews of European descent. 



    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:26pm

  3. Reset: Spiritual Practice for Activists 2020

    When we renew our spirits, we renew our commitment to fighting for liberation and justice.

    Reset 2020 offers Jewish activists a chance to replenish their spirits and engage with spiritually rich, accessible online content suited for people across Jewish tradition and backgrounds.


    Posted on: 2020/06/22 - 3:54pm

  4. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 9: Jewish Identity in Mixed Race Families

    This session will explore the intersections of race, religion, and Jewish identity in the context of mixed race families in contemporary U.S. society.  We will talk about the research we did for our book, JewAsian, in addition to connections we see between this work and current demographic trends.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:26pm

  5. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 10: Mizrahi Resistance and Pride

    Mizrahi Jews in Israel, like other minorities of color, have been suffering from institutionalized racism inflicted on them by Ashkenazi Jews, based on their racial and ethnic Otherness. Reversing the gaze away from this official Zionist narrative of Modern Israel, the main purpose of this lecture is to introduce students to a counter story of Modern Israel told from the perspective of Mizrahi Jews with special regard to the socio-legal oppression and racism inflicted against them encompassing many aspects of their lives from housing to education, the media, health etc.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:27pm

  6. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 11: Purity Politics and the Problem of Solidarity

    This talk explores the relationship between the rise in purity politics among American Jews and the problems it raises for building solidarities in the context of such things as the Women’s March and BLM. 


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:27pm

  7. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 12: Concluding Roundtable

    At this closing discussion, hosts and guests reflect on lessons from the lecture series as a whole, considering such questions as: What is the relationship between Jewishness and whiteness? How does the study of race and racism enrich our understanding of religion? Of Jewishness? How does scholarship on race and racism make a practical difference in society?


    Posted on: 2021/03/24 - 9:02am

  8. Jews, Race, and Religion Landing Page

    Racism is one of the most pressing ethical challenges of our time. This site provides resources for studying race and racism through the prism of Jewish experience. It accompanies a lecture series co-sponsored by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Leading scholars in Jewish Studies, Critical Race Studies, and Religious Studies share cutting-edge research that deepens the conversation about race, racism and anti-racism in contemporary society, both American and Jewish.


    Posted on: 2020/11/09 - 1:04pm

  9. Jews, Race, and Religion Intro: Jews, Race, and Religion

    We are in the midst of what might be a major new chapter in the history of race relations in the United States, with untold numbers of protestors demanding that the country confront abiding race-based injustice. Among the consequences of this movement is a wider recognition of how race and racism are interwoven into all aspects of society, including government, education, health, and religion.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:18pm

  10. Shavuot 2021 Landing

    The holiday of Shavuot falls on Sunday night, May 16, 2021.


    Posted on: 2017/05/25 - 12:35pm