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Upcoming Events

Hate in the Age of a Pandemic: Unpacking Anti-Semitism and Racism in America

Monday, April 5 at 5:30 - 7:00 pm PST

Congregation Beth Emet, Evanston, IL

Jews have encountered anti-Semitism throughout history; during global pandemics and periods of economic crisis such prejudicial behaviors have taken on a different set of characteristics. In 2020 we encountered a new wave of anti-Jewish expression and the unfolding of a national debate over race and racism. What might all of this mean for America’s Jews, our relationship with other communities, and with our place in this nation?

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The Impact of This Moment in Time on America’s Jews

April 21st, 4:00 pm PST

Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York

Throughout history, Jews have encountered pandemics. What can we learn about our community and how it has responded to prior health crises? In what ways is COVID-19 a different experience, and what are we likely to encounter as we move past this moment in time? Over this past year, Dr. Steven Windmueller has written extensively on the economic, cultural, and social implications of this significant event, drawing upon earlier periods including the 1918 Spanish flu and other threats to our society and the Jewish community.

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Recent Articles


June 21, 2021

The Jewish Journal

First Steps: A Game Plan for the LA Federation and Our Community


May 17, 2021

The Times of Israel

The Perfect Firestorm: What Triggered this Crisis Moment?


April 21, 2021

eJewish Philanthropy

A Communal Journey: reflections on a half-century


April 1, 2021

The Jewish Journal

Rethinking Jewish LA