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The Lost World of African-American Cantors: 1920-1953

Click here to register for this event. While the history of Black-Jewish cultural interaction generally focuses on how Jews adopted and adapted Black music—ragtime, jazz, swing, R&B and blues, etc.—as performers, promoters, managers, and record company executives, what has not been explored were the Blacks who performed Yiddish and cantorial…...

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Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to Palestine

Click here to register for this event. Click here to pre-order a copy of Songs in Dark Times from Afikomen Judaica. Between the world wars, a generation of Jewish leftist poets reached out to other embattled peoples of the earth—Palestinian Arabs, African Americans, Spanish Republicans—in Yiddish verse. Songs in Dark…...

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The Memory of al-Andalus After 1492

Click here to register for this event. How do different communities remember their past? The Iberian Peninsula under Islamic rule, also known as al-Andalus, has remained in the Jewish and Muslim imaginations long after its collapse in 1492. Sabahat Adil will share examples of how al-Andalus has been memorialized by…...

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The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City

Click here to register for this event. Click here to pre-order a copy of The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 from Afikomen Judaica. In response to a precipitous rise in the price of kosher meat, thousands of immigrant Jewish women took to the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1902,…...

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American Jews and the Civil Rights Movement

This program is presented by the SFSU Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Library. Click here to register (a free Zoom account is required). This presentation will explore a new understanding of American Jewish participation in…...

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Daytsh af tselokhes: Why Yiddish Isn’t German

To learn more and to register, click here. From the moment when Jews in the Middle Ages started speaking “German” to one another, they were speaking German af tselokhes, Michael Wex contends. This language was a German to spite the Germans, a German that Germans wouldn’t understand, full of words…...

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Service Learning Immersive – Facilitating the Day

This professional development immersive aims to expand the knowledge and the skills of Jewish professionals working with teenagers who provide transformative learning experiences for their students. This 8-session series will provide the framework, practical steps, and a little theory for creating engaging, meaningful, and mutually beneficial social justice learning experiences.…...

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Service Learning Immersive – Politics, Advocacy, and Me

This professional development immersive aims to expand the knowledge and the skills of Jewish professionals working with teenagers who provide transformative learning experiences for their students. This 8-session series will provide the framework, practical steps, and a little theory for creating engaging, meaningful, and mutually beneficial social justice learning experiences.…...

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Service Learning Immersive – The Business of Social Change

This professional development immersive aims to expand the knowledge and the skills of Jewish professionals working with teenagers who provide transformative learning experiences for their students. This 8-session series will provide the framework, practical steps, and a little theory for creating engaging, meaningful, and mutually beneficial social justice learning experiences.…...

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Service Learning Immersive – Pre, During and Post

This professional development immersive aims to expand the knowledge and the skills of Jewish professionals working with teenagers who provide transformative learning experiences for their students. This 8-session series will provide the framework, practical steps, and a little theory for creating engaging, meaningful, and mutually beneficial social justice learning experiences.…...

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