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Monday, February 16 • 10:00am - 11:15am
What's the Use of Jewish History?

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Ever wonder where Jews come from and how Judaism came about? Come learn the basics of Jewish history—all 3,000 years of it! At the same time, consider the deeper meaning of history for Jews today. In one session we will survey the entirety of the Jewish historical experience, from its beginnings in ancient Israel to the diverse and multicultural Jewish world we currently inhabit. The overarching question—what is the use of Jewish history to us today?—will be addressed throughout.

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David Kaufman

David Kaufman is a lifelong Jewish educator, with an MA in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a PhD in American Jewish history from Brandeis. He has taught at the Hebrew Union College and Hofstra University and is the author of Shul with a Pool: The Synagogue-Center in American Jewish History and Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity. He is currently at work on a new book, to be titled MESHUGA: A... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Glenbrook

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