The extraordinary acceptance of Jews and Judaism in contemporary American society both reflects and sets the stage for the growing rate of mixed marriage. As interfaith households multiply – and increasingly are seen as the norm in wider society – what are the implications for the American Jewish community? How do couples negotiate the ethnic and religious identity of their families? Does gender play a role in determining familial outcomes?
Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars, the conference will use Sylvia Barack Fishman’s long-awaited new book Double or Nothing? Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage as a reference point for discussing cutting-edge research and new findings from the fields of sociology, history and cultural study.
Sponsored by The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University
Presenters include: Sylvia Barack Fishman and Leonard Saxe, Brandeis University, Conference Chairs; Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School; Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University; Richard Alba, The University at Albany, SUNY; Arnold Dashefsky, University of Connecticut; Bruce Phillips, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles; Joyce Antler, Brandeis University;Jonathan S.Woocher, Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA); Steven Bayme, The American Jewish Committee; Dru Greenwood, Union for Reform Judaism.
Full program information is available online at the website listed below.
At door $30
Made possible by the generous support of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Family of Art and Annie Sandler: Leyla, Jessica, Max and Dylan Sandler.
Waltham, MA 02454
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