Street and Sanctuary: Jews and Visibility in American Public Spaces

For the Academic Community
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
10:45 AM - 4:15 PM

Online
Zoom Link to be provided
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Contact:
Dajana Denes Walters
RSVP REQUIRED

FALL COLLOQUIUM

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 dajana@upenn.edu by December 7, 2020.

 

EVENT PROGRAM

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

CEMETERY         
Allan Amanik, Brooklyn College

SYNAGOGUE    
Alanna E. Cooper, Case Western Reserve University | Katz Center

SYNAGOGUES ABROAD       
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

AVENUE             
Michael Casper, New York Public Library | Katz Center

MOM AND POP SHOP     
Hasia R. Diner, New York University | Katz Center

BOOKSTORE       
Laurence Roth, Susquehanna University | Katz Center

Respondent: Dean Franco, Wake Forest University

 

3:45–4:15 pm | COCKTAIL BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

 

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2020 Fall Colloquium Program

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