Mirjam Thulin and Lance Sussman // From Europe to America: The Birth of Modern American Jewish Movements

 

**PLEASE NOTE: THE CORRECT TIME FOR THIS EVENT IS 2:00 PM**

 

The most prominent divisions within the Jewish landscape in America today—between the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements—are not native to the United States, but rather reflect a crisis of nineteenth-century Judaism, centered in Germany, in which Jews questioned long-held assumptions about Jewish learning, prayer, and community. How did European Jewish immigrants import new models of Jewish life, and how were they transformed on American soil, to shape a new Jewish culture?

   

Rabbi Lance Sussman, PhD, of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, joins Dr. Mirjam Thulin of the Leibniz Institute of European History (Mainz, Germany) and the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (University of Pennsylvania), in a conversation about the origins and ongoing evolution of the largest American Jewish denominations.

With an appearance by DUO Stephanie and Saar performing works by Felix Mendelssohn on piano, and a reception including fine German desserts.

A real taste of nineteenth-century European culture!

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Free and open to the public.  No registration required.

Event Location: 

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA

**PLEASE NOTE CORRECT TIME IS 2:00 PM**

Event Date and Time: 
March 22, 2015 2:00pm
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