Apr
27
to Apr 28

Jewish Currents Spring Issue Launch Party - The Escalation Seder

Klezmer! Politically-inflected burlesque! A dizzying array of performers including Morgan BassichisDarlinda Just DarlindaFancy FeastUna Osato, Ethan Philbrick, and the New Jewish Culture Fellows! Dance to klezmer legends Isle of Klezbos and DJ NickAM!

Join Jewish Currents and the New Jewish Culture Fellowship on April 27th to celebrate the end of Passover and a new era in Jewish revolution.

After the Seder, we’ll have an Afikoman in the pre-rabbinic sense of the term: not a piece of matzo, but a debauched afterparty of music, revelry, and art. Just the kind of post-Seder bacchanalia the Talmudic sages feared.

***It’s a performance, not your Bubbe’s seder — so eat before you come!***

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Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Path Forward for Israeli Democracy: A Conversation with Mikhael Manekin

With a coalition government likely forming at this point, join us for a conversation about the path forward for Israeli democracy and the issues that will define the struggle for equality and democracy in Israel in the new Knesset. Mikhael Manekin, Director of the Alliance for Israel's Future, will speak about the new faces of progressive political leadership in Israel, and how they are creating the groundwork for truly inclusive politics that represent all of Israel’s citizens, in a conversation moderated by CBE's Rabbi Rachel Timoner.

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May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Antisemitism, Identity Politics, and American Identity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives - Panel Discussion with Christina Greer, Tony Michels, and Eric Ward

Part of the Jack Coleman and Lawrence Kanter, MD Lecture Series

Co-sponsored with the the Center for Jewish History

Eric Ward is a long time civil rights strategist and the Executive Director at Western States Center. In 1990, Ward documented his first white nationalist rally, and since then has been working to expose and respond to bigoted violence across the country through empowering community organization. Ward emphasizes that in order to understand the threat posed by the rapidly growing white nationalist movement in the United States today, we must first come to terms with the centrality of antisemitism to white nationalist ideology.

Joining Eric Ward in conversation is Tony Michels, Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Christina Greer, Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. Together these panelists will help connect past to present and continue the process of fighting antisemitism, and bigotry more broadly, in America.

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