Black and Jewish: Conversations about race, identity, community relations and commitments to social justice
Part 1: BLACK POWER, JEWISH POLITICS: REINVENTING THE ALLIANCE IN THE 1960’s
Thursday, September 10th | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | *This event has passed*
Author and San Francisco State University professor Marc Dollinger joins us to share the story of Black and Jewish relations from the Civil Rights Era alliances to Black Lives Matter today. Undermining widely held beliefs about Black-Jewish relations, Dollinger describes a new political consensus, based on identity politics, that drew Blacks and Jews together and altered the course of American liberalism and discusses the challenges that remain today.
Wednesday, September 30th | 4 PM – 5 PM | *This event has passed*
Join us to hear Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative about her work which sits at the center of Jewish Community, Racial Equity, and Justice is anchored by the voices and experience of Jews of Color and is focused on grantmaking, research and field building, and community education.
Wednesday, October 16th | 1PM – 2 PM | *This event has passed*
Facilitators: Shekhinyah Larks, Program Coordinator and Diversity Trainer, Be’chol Lashon, and Bezawit Abebe
Workshop on how to talk about race, ethnicity and identity while engaging in Jewish and Israel-related programming (limited capacity).
Comparative Election Laws: Israel and the US
Thursday, October 8th | 12:30 – 1:30 PM | *This event has passed*
Speakers: Roy Peled, Koret Visiting Professor in Israel Studies
Jay Footlik, Special Assistant to President Clinton in the White House
A comparative view on Israeli and US election law as we conclude a year in which Israel had not one, but 3 election cycles, and the US approaches it’s Nov. 3 presidential elections. The event will compare the legal context in each country, and provide an analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of each case. Some topics that will be touched upon include procedural fairness, inclusion (universal suffrage) and equality (in funding and other means between the contestants).
Mizrahi Identity in the US
Thursday, November 12th | 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM | Video recording coming soon
There are over 300,000 Jews of Mizrachi and Sephardic descent living in the United States these days; however, their role in the American Jewish community is rarely discussed. Join us for a lively panel on the visibility of Mizrachi American Jews and where they fall in the contemporary discussions surrounding intersectionality, Jewish religious identity, and American Jewish inner-community divides.
Latin and Jewish Film Series: A Series Exploring Jewish Identity in Latin America
The Forgotten Jews of South America: A Conversation with Film Director Gabriela Böhm
Monday, November 16th | 12:00 PM– 1:00 PM | *This event has passed*
Join us for an interview and discussion with Gabriela Böhm, the director of The Longing, a film about a small group of South Americans who long to affirm their faith. Their ancestors were forced to convert during the Spanish Inquisition and now, isolated in Catholic countries, they battle to become Jews regardless of the consequences.
Böhm will discuss her documentary film on the topic of crypto-jews during the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th and 16th century and the research that went into the film’s creation with moderator, Analucia Lopezreverado.
Student Conversation: “Where do we go from here?” David Horovitz on the 2020 Elections in the US and Israel
Join us for an intimate conversation with David Horovitz sharing a perspective on the 2020 elections, Israel/US relations, and the current political moment from his vantage point as the founder and editor at Israel’s leading English Language newspaper.