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How did we get here? Civil Rights, Social Justice, and Race in American Jewish History


Title: How did we get here? Civil Rights, Social Justice, and Race in American Jewish History (4 sessions)
Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning Social Action
Instructor: Professor Marc Dollinger (read bio)
Day and time: Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Dates: August 15, 22, 29; September 5,  2024
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $160, Scholarships are available

Join pre-eminent historian, Professor Marc Dollinger for a deep dive into the important and timely topic of Jews, race, and racism in America. Begin by looking at the question of Jews and ‘whiteness,” a sometimes-controversial topic. The class will then examine anew Jewish involvement in the civil rights movement during the 1950s and early 1960s. Get ready for historical surprises as you investigate Professor Dollinger’s upcoming new edition of his book, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s,on the contributions of the Black Power movement to Jewish ethnic and religious identity in the late 1960s and beyond. Finally, through the examination of historical documents, trace how racism in America intersected with Jewish life. This course is for everyone interested in learning more about this misunderstood topic.

*Hebrew College is organizing a Civil Rights trip to the South, November 10- 12, 2024 with Etgar 36.  Information session Monday May 20, 8-8:45 pm on Zoom. Learn more and register here.

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning is for learners of all backgrounds.

Canadian and other registrants from outside of the US: please email Cindy Bernstein to complete your registration. We apologize for the inconvenience.