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Sunday, November 17


Jews, Zionism and Justice in an Age of Ethnocentrism
In light of rising nationalist supremacy and xenophobia, more countries are becoming isolationist. Many Jews wonder how Zionism fits into this new world order. How does one support Jewish nationalism while avoiding the pitfalls of extremism? Lets examine the ways in which Jewish thinkers have approached this question over the past century, and consider its applications for today.

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Alexander Kaye

Alexander Kaye is an Asst. Prof. of Israel Studies at Brandeis Univesity with a Ph.D. in Jewish history from Columbia, B.A., M.Phil. from Cambridge, and ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. He studies and publishes on Jewish intellectual, political and legal... Read More →

Sunday November 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
U-13 384 Harvard Campus


2020 Women's Vote Centennial - Why Did It Take 72 Years to Get the Vote?!
2020 is the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment which finally gave women the right to vote. But the fight for that right began in 1848. This session will look ar the intervening 72 plus years between 1848 and the passage of the amendment and will include an exploration of the efforts of Jewish women in this fight and the relevance of those efforts to today.


Fredie Kay

Fredie Kay, Esq., is the Founder & President, Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of MA; Votes for Women National Trail Committee, and National Collaborative of Women's History Sites. Fredie is on the Board of Directors, for the Jewish Community Relations Council; Advisory Committee... Read More →

Sunday November 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am
G-31 384 Harvard Campus