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Rabbi Joshua Trachtenberg Memorial Lecture
Sunday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom
Presenter: Professor Marc Dollinger

Guest Lecturer Marc Dollinger will present 1619, 1654, 2020: Jews, Race, and U.S. History.

With protests gripping the nation, so many American Jews are reflecting on systemic racism and ways we may be able to help. Join us for a candid, and probably difficult, journey through American Jewish history as we explore historical documents about Jews and racism. We will think about what it means to "become American" and the ways that racism has played among and within the Jewish community.

Dr. Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. He is author of four scholarly books on American Jewish history, most recently Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s. His next project traces his own experience fighting campus anti-Semitism at both right-wing and left-wing universities.

Professor Dollinger has spoken about his research on Don Lemon's CNN podcast Silence is Not an Option, as well as the NFL Network and ESPN. Just for fun, Dr. Dollinger helped actress Helen Hunt learn about her Jewish roots on the prime-time NBC show Who Do You Think You Are?

Dr. Dollinger was Temple Emeth's 2013 Scholar-in Resident and a guest speaker last fall at a B'yachad Breakfast.

Sat, September 26 2020 8 Tishrei 5781