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African American Jew in America

UC Davis Professor of Sociology, Dr. Bruce Haynes, leads a discussion of his recent book. Sunday, January 20, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Social Hall

Dr. Haynes' book reveals the complex history of African American Jews with ties to the Caribbean, Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, Amsterdam and places throughout the world. There is a variety of ways in which African American Jews think about their religious identity, their race and ethnicity and their place in the history of Judaism including identifying as Hebrews, Israelites, Black Jews and Bi-racial Jews. The issues of racism in the U.S. and among Jewish Americans as well as anti-Semitism in the U.S. and among the African American population complicate the life of African American Jews and the relationship between white and Black Jews.

Those who have the time are encouraged to read the book before the presentation. The issues are complex and require learning new concepts involving definitions of race, ethnicity and what is a “Black” or mixed race Jew.

For more information contact Nancy Lazarus.

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