This will be a dialogue about the book “Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism,” an opportunity to explore this important, emotional and complex issue.
In the book, Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism, edited by Carolyn L. Karcher, forty Jews of diverse backgrounds tell a wide range of stories about the roads they have traveled from a Zionist world view to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build an inclusive society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence.
On October 17, Karcher will provide an overview of the book and set it in historical context. On October 24, she will interview three of the book’s contributors–Emily Siegel, Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, and Chris Godshall–about their upbringings, the experiences that led them to question and ultimately to renounce Zionism, and where they stand now. Both sessions will conclude with a Q&A.
Sundays Oct 17 & 24
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (PDT)
Part 1 – October 17
Karcher will provide an overview of the book.
CLICK HERE to register for Part 1
Part 2 – Sunday, October 24
Karcher will interview three of the contributors.
CLICK HERE to register for PART 2
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Co-presented by SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workers Circle
THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE from the independent distributer Bookshop.org as well as other sources.
Karcher is Professor Emerita of English, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at Temple University and the author of many books and articles about the struggle for racial and gender equality in the U.S. Siegel is Program Director at Eyewitness Palestine. She holds a B.A. in International Relations with minors in Jewish Studies and Sociology from the University of Delaware and an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution form American University’s School of International Service. Madmoni-Gerber is Associate Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Media at Suffolk University. She is the author of Israeli Media and the Framing of Internal Conflict: The Yemenite Babies Affair. Godshall is currently completing his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center, with the aim of working on civil and human rights.