The Robbins Collection and Research Center is proud to present this year’s annual Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity with the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law & Israel Studies. The lecture, “Reimagining Diversity and Jewish Belonging: A Journey Through Genesis” will be given by Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
In the U.S. American context, the dominant conception of Jewish identity does not fully reckon with the diversity that exists within the Jewish people. This year’s lecture will explore that gap in conversation with the book of Genesis, highlighting the book’s potential to inform a journey to reimagining Jewish belonging in more inclusive ways.
Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi is a scholar of the Hebrew bible and author of Belonging in Genesis: Biblical Israel and the Politics of Identity Formation. She is the first Jew of Color to lead an American rabbinical school.
The lecture will be held on February 22 at 5:30pm PST. You can register here.