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LimmudFest New Orleans is a weekend festival of Jewish learning, arts, culture and spirituality featuring 70+ sessions from local, regional and national presenters. It is part of a global movement inspired by the idea that when Jews from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate and learn about everything and anything Jewish, the entire community is enriched.


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Sunday, March 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Black-Jewish Relations Across the Iron Curtain: Paul Robeson and the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee

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Before Rabbis Heschel and Dresner were marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement, Jews and African Americans were forming bonds over shared struggles for liberation with the Soviet Union as their guiding light. Using the example of Paul Robeson and the Jewish anti-Fascist Committee, this presentation looks at the complicated friendship between the famed African American singer and actor Paul Robeson and the doomed Yiddish writers of the Jewish anti-Fascist Committee to explore points of commonality and divergence in global experiences of marginalization.

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Ilana McQuinn

Dr. Ilana McQuinn has a PhD from the University of Chicago in Jewish History. Her research and interests focus on Jewish experiences in the communist bloc, the creation and development of Holocaust memory, and the creation of cultural and social sympathies across community lines... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2023 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
JCC 208/209