Mar

13 2022

Article Club: Antisemitism and anti-Zionism

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Contact Allyson Guertin
pjlibrary@jewishnh.org

Please Join our Fun Articles Club

You’ll meet people, read an article or two,

and share your ideas and experiences.

 

The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire’s Antisemitism and Diversity Committee is excited to announce the formation of a new Articles Club.  What is an articles club?  It’s friends and acquaintances getting together – at this point, via Zoom – to talk about an article we’ve read or a video we’ve watched.  It’s just like a book club, except it is less of a time commitment. 

We hope you will join us for this fun and simple way to talk about important topics, share your thoughts and ideas, and learn together.

Here are the articles/videos we are starting with:

●       Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 7:00 pm.:  We will be reading an article about Jewish Pride by Ben Freeman.  Mr. Freeman is a Jewish thinker and educator whose work is focused on Jewish identity, combating antisemitism, and raising awareness of the Holocaust.  His first book, Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People, was released to great international acclaim in February 2021.

●       Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7:00 pm:  We will be reading an article by Rabbi Angela Buchdahl discussing the risks and limitations of conceptualizing Jews as a race and arguing for conceptualizing Jews as a family for a number of reasons, including greater inclusion of diverse Jewry.  Rabbi Buchdahl is the Senior Rabbi of Central Synagogue in New York City.  Born in Korea to a Jewish American father and a Korean Buddhist mother, Rabbi Buchdahl is the first Asian American to be ordained as a cantor or rabbi in North America.  She is also the first woman to lead Central’s Reform congregation in its 180-year history.

●      Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.:  We will be reading an article touching an antisemitism and anti-Zionism by historian Deborah Esther Lipstadt, who is perhaps best known for the unsuccessful libel suit filed against her by the Holocaust denier David Irving.  Lipstadt won the case in 2000.  Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University; author of the books Denying the Holocaust (1993), History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier (2005), The Eichmann Trial (2011), and Antisemitism: Here and Now (2019); and has been nominated by President Biden to be the United States Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism. 

Come to all of them, or to just one or two.  And bring a friend, a cup of tea or a glass of wine, a nosh, and your ideas and experiences.        

If you are interested, please register with Allyson.Guertin@jewishnh.org.