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September 4, 2015 | 20th Elul 5775

Torah Alive: A Learning Opportunity, Guest: Dr. Jonathan Krasner - Description

Guest scholar Dr. Jonathan Krasner will be joining Rabbi Joan Glazer Farber, Union Adult Learning Specialist, on May 25th to study sacred texts. The topic for the May 25th webinar is Insiders and Outsiders: Jews and the Civil Rights Movement. Through firsthand accounts and a text study of Rabbi Joachim Prinz's oration at the 1963 March on Washington, this webinar will explore the experiences of Jewish activists in the Civil Rights Movement as Jews.

Dr. Jonathan KrasnerJonathan Krasner is Assistant Professor of the American Jewish Experience at HUC-JIR, New York, where he teaches Jewish history, contemporary Jewish studies and Jewish education. He received his doctorate in Jewish history at Brandeis University in 2002 and also holds a master's degree in education from Harvard University. Jonathan's articles have been published or will appear shortly in American Jewish History, Jewish Social Studies, American Jewish Archives Journal, Polin, the Journal of Jewish Education, The Lion and the Unicorn and Shofar. His book, The Benderly Boys and the Making of American Jewish Education will be published in spring 2011 by University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press.

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