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Politics and Culture–What Intercultural Families Can Tell Us About Jewishness

April 15 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Jennifer Thompson

American Jewish families increasingly include people who are not Jewish, challenging longstanding boundaries between gentiles and Jews. As intercultural families work out how to live amid contrasting sets of identities and practices, they demonstrate how Jews more generally may resolve key questions about what it means to be Jewish in a free and open society.

Jewish on Their Own Terms: How Intermarried Couples are Changing American Judaism

Jennifer Thompson, Maurice Amado Assistant Professor of Applied Jewish Ethics and Civic Engagement at Cal State Northridge, will discuss the social scientific research she has conducted on this topic since 2004. 

Book Review: jewish-their-own-terms

These free talks are part of the monthly Politics & Culture series presented by the Sholem Community and SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle. Sholem offers secular Jewish programs for progressive Jews and intercultural families, including a non-religious Sunday School.





April 15
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Westside Neighborhood School Campus (Parking & entrance at rear of building, from Coral Tree Place).
5401 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, CA 9006 United States
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