HUC-JIR alumni are invited to access ZSJNM's Lunch and Learn Series, now archived!
With the size and prominence of Jewish life in Israel and North America, the vibrancy and diversity of Jewish communities in other parts of the world is often overlooked. However, with the renewed paradigm of Jewish Peoplehood, on the one hand, and the resurgence of anti-Semitism around the world, on the other, it is essential that Jewish leaders (both professional and lay) have a more sophisticated understanding of the structure, history, concerns, trends, internal dynamics and external relations of major diaspora communities.
This year’s ZSJNM Lunch & Learn Encounter Seminar looked at the contemporary Jewish experiences of six key Jewish communities in Central and South America and Western and Eastern Europe. The series' coordinator and moderator was Mandi Richardson, Associate Director, ZSJNM.