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Saturday, March 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Understanding Trends in Contempory Jewish Life: A Guide for the Perplexed and the Curious

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The following trends in contemporary American Jewish life are mostly driven by the younger generations: a rise in racial and ethnic diversity and in gender fluidity, increasing socioeconomic diversity, decreasing rates of affiliation with Jewish institutions and increasing rates of do-it-yourself (DIY) Judaism, increasing reliance on social media alongside decreasing reliance on institutional authority (such as clergy or subject matter experts), and increasing anti-Semitism and political tensions (over Israel) on college campuses. How can we redesign organizations and programs to account for these trends? For example, as younger generations come to embrace gender fluidity, how do spaces that are organized around the gender binary (e.g., boys’ and girls’ cabins at summer camp) need to change?

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Ilana Horwitz

Dr. Ilana Horwitz is an Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Sociology, and the Fields-Rayant Chair of Contemporary Jewish Life at the Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience at Tulane University. Dr. Horwitz’s research has appeared in leading academic and public outlets... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2023 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Congregation Gates of Prayer Lake Library