TBA – “Jews of Color” with Dr. Laura Leibman


November 30, 2023    
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Temple Beth Abraham’s Adult Education and JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) Committees Present:

Jews of Color with Dr. Laura Leibman

Thursday, November 30,  7:30pm on Zoom

Today multiracial Jews comprise up to 10-25% of Jewish population in parts of the United States, with nearly 87,000 nonwhite, Hispanic, or multiracial Jewish households in the New York area alone. Most people tend to think of multiracial as a fairly recent phenomenon, but in this talk Professor Leibman reveals the early history of multiracial Jews in the United States and Caribbean and explains how their stories got lost in common tellings of Jewish American history.

Laura Arnold Leibman is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College, Vice President of Program (AJS), and the author of The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects (Bard Graduate Center, 2020), Once We Were Slaves (Oxford UP, 2021) and, Jews Across the Americas 1492-present: A Sourcebook, co-edited with Adriana Brodsky which was released September 2023 from NYU Press.

To register: bit.ly/JewsOfColor-TBA