December Lectures by Dr. Steven M. Cohen
Dr. Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy, will be presenting lectures throughout the month of December at in London, New York, and Jerusalem:
Dec. 2nd – Institute for Jewish Research, London - From Jewish People to Jewish Purpose: The New Age of Social Innovation in American Jewish Life, and its Implications for British Jewry
Dec. 5th – West London Synagogue, London - Two Great Jewries Separated by a Common Language: American and British Jews in Dialogue
Dec. 9th – Center for Jewish History, NY - From Less Fate to More Choice: The Evolution of American Jewish Identities in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Dec. 10th – United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism - Next Dor: The Younger Generation of Jews and the Congregation
Dec. 21st – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs - The Ethos of Innovative Jewish Leaders Today
Dec. 21st – The Practices and Purposes of Israel Education, The Hebrew University - Intermarried & Indifferent or Active & Alienated: Alternative Obstacles to Israel
Engagement among Younger American Jews
Dec. 22nd – The Practices and Purposes of Israel Education, The Hebrew University - Sociology or Ideology – What is Missing in Israel Education?
Dec. 29th – Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem/ International Conference on Conservative Judaism – From Movement to Terrain: Post-Denominational Influences on
Conservative Judaism in North America
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