Street and Sanctuary: Jews and Visibility in American Public Spaces
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What constitutes a Jewish space and how is it produced? American Jews have claimed multiple kinds of spaces as their own and have also been relegated to them by discrimination. These panels will explore a variety of spaces—synagogues, cemeteries, retail stores, and avenues—to consider the nature of Jewishness as it is consolidated, demonstrated, and performed in these settings. Speakers will consider who is included in and excluded from these spaces, how they shape public encounters with and between Jews, and how Jewish identities are made and remade with and in them.
Registration is required.
Please RSVP to Dajana Denes Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 7, 2020.
10:45–11:00 am | WELCOME
Steve Weitzman, Katz Center Director
Opening Remarks: Lana Dee Povitz, Middlebury College | Katz Center
11:00 am–12:30 pm | SESSION 1: SANCTUARY
Chair: Britt Tevis | Katz Center
Allan Amanik, Brooklyn College
Alanna E. Cooper, Case Western Reserve University | Katz Center
Melissa R. Klapper, Rowan University | Katz Center
Respondent: Jennifer A. Thompson, California State University, Northridge
12:30–12:45 pm | COFFEE BREAK-OUT SESSIONS
12:45–2:15 pm | LUNCH BREAK
2:15–3:45 pm | SESSION 2: STREET
Chair: Amy Weiss, Saint Elizabeth University | Katz Center
Michael Casper, New York Public Library | Katz Center
MOM AND POP SHOP
Hasia R. Diner, New York University | Katz Center
Laurence Roth, Susquehanna University | Katz Center
Respondent: Dean Franco, Wake Forest University
3:45–4:15 pm | COCKTAIL BREAK-OUT SESSIONS