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Sunday, March 19 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
To Bigotry No Sanction: Exploring the Historical Context of American Jewish Identity

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American Jewish identity has been shaped by a truly unique American Jewish experience. Never in our history have Jews known freedom, security, and access to power as we have in the United States. Because half the world’s Jewish population lives in North America, how American Jewish identity has taken shape is extremely consequential for the future of the world’s Jews and for the Judaism they express. In this session, we will explore the context in which that identity has been formed and some of the unique challenges and opportunities that emerge as it continues to evolve.  Through a discussion of key historical moments and contemporary dynamics, we will unpack elements of that identity we share and how it can be instrumentalized for the sake of building the kind of community and world we wish to see, including when it comes to addressing anti-Semitism, racism, and building solidarity among Jews around the world.

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Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is a professor and chair of Jewish Studies at Tulane University, where he holds a Sizeler Professorship. He is the author of Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era (2017) and The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's... Read More →
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Katie Bauman

Born in New Orleans, Rabbi Bauman is overjoyed to have the opportunity to serve the synagogue that has been so important in her family story. After being ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, she spent the first ten years of her rabbinate at Temple Israel... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
JCC 208/209