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  • March 30, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. (ET) Webinar: A SHADOWY HISTORY: JEWS AND ADOPTION IN COLD WAR AMERICA

    Featuring Gabrielle Glaser, Author of, American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

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    March 8, 2020 - Special Event at the AJA!

    Theodore Bikel – In The Shoes Of Sholom Aleichem

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  • May 1 – 5, 2019 - Travels in American Jewish History

    Travels in American Jewish History is walking in Memphis!  This unique program offers participants to visit historic sites while examining the particular Jewish heritage of Memphis.  Participants will have the chance to study primary source documents and interact with our distinguished scholars:

    Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna, University Professor & the Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University

    Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel, Memphis Tennessee

    Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives & the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

    Registration is OPEN!

    For more information, please contact:  Lisa B. Frankel at [email protected]; 513.487.3218.

  • Gary Zola Executive Director

    Feb 19-21, 2021 - Virtual Scholar-in-Residence Weekend , CONG. B'NAI JESHURUN, RIVER HILLS, WI

    Program Scholar-in-Residence Weekend  

    7:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 — “Profiles in American Jewish Courage” 

    9:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 — “What an American Hebraist Can Teach Us About Song of Songs: Reflections on Gershon Rosenzweig (1861-1914)” 

    11:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 — “Fascinating Documents from the American Jewish Archives” 

    12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 — “American Exceptionalism Past, Present and Future” 

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  • May 19 & 26, 2020 – Virtual Adult Education Class with Valley Temple

    “They Will Think of Me for a Century: A Bicentennial Reflection on the Life of Dr. Isaac Mayer Wise”