Ideas and Events Shaping American Jewish Life, Session #1

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Session #1: The American Jewish Experience: At the Speed of Zoom
Join us to reflect on how our narratives fit into the context of the American story and explore other related issues, including:

  • How does your family’s immigrant narrative fit into our broader Jewish community? Is the experience of your family typical… whatever that means?

  • What does it mean to say my immigrant forefathers were Orthodox Jews? Or were they?

  • What were the implications of President Washington’s letter to the Newport Synagogue?

  • No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution Article VI, Clause 3

  • The First Amendment:  “Establishment of religion” and “the free exercise thereof…”

  • Is there a “wall of separation between church and state,” and if so, how high or how low?

  • U.S. Grant’s General Order No. 11 (1862)

  • The 1916 Appointment of Louis D. Brandeis… What is the legacy of 100 years with eight Jewish Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court?

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Cost: Free

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For questions or to request accommodations contact:

Rebecca Leavey


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