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June 18, 2024 Adult Learning GROW Series: June 2024

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  • time Eastern Time
  • location Zoom
  • cost Free
  • organizer Hebrew College Adult Learning
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For the next program in Hebrew College Adult Learning’s free, monthly GROW series, we examine social justice and the the fight against racism. We hope you will spend an hour with us for this and future programs in our series, to gather, reflect, observe, and wrestle with topics that will deepen your Jewish learning.

Date: June 18, 2024 | 12-1 PM EST/9-10 AM PST | Zoom
Program: Jews and the Call for Social Justice: Lessons Learned in The Fight Against Racism 
Instructor: Marc L Dollinger 

book coverAs the nation’s racial reckoning continues, more American Jews are eager to explore important, yet challenging, questions and issues around Jews, whiteness, privilege, and racial justice.  Join Professor Marc Dollinger , author of the upcoming revised edition of  Black Power, Jewish Politics, as he shares his experience as a white male scholar writing and teaching in 2024 about Jews and social justice. Hear about the perspective and understanding Professor Dollinger gained in his own steep learning curve between the publication of the first edition of the book in 2018 and today.  How does Professor Dollinger’s personal journey reflect our own learning process when it comes to race and the meaning of equity? On the eve of Juneteenth, join us for this important conversation.


Marc Dollingermarc-dollinger is the Goldman Research Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University, gifting him the platform to talk about his passion for Jewish social justice. He is a past board president of both Brandeis-Hillel Day School and the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, and has served on the board of Jewish LearningWorks, URJ Camp Newman, Brandeis Marin Jewish Day School, the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, and Ha-maqom. Currently, he serves on the board of the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Community Federation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dollinger was named the volunteer of the year in 2008 by the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco. In 2015, the Jewish Community Relations Council awarded him the year’s Courageous Leader for his work at San Francisco State University, a sometimes-hostile campus for Jews. He has appeared in a PBS television show, American Jerusalem, offering insights into the history of San Francisco Jews, and then enjoyed 8 minutes of fame on NBC’s prime-time “Who Do You Think You Are?” teaching academy-award winning actress Helen Hunt about her San Francisco Jewish roots.

Dollinger is the author of Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960’s, American Jewish History, Quest for Inclusion and California Jews.


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