18th Annual CSP One-Month Scholar
Prof. Marc Dollinger - A Journey through American Jewish History
Come engage in new and surprising insights into the American Jewish experience. From our beginnings in colonial America to contemporary debates over Jewish identity, we will reframe the lessons you learned growing up as we explore new perspectives in American Jewish life.
Opening Lecture: Thursday night January 3, 2019
New Interpretations of American Jewish History: What really happened and what did it mean? Join us as we explore American Jewish history through a university lens, challenging our own popular conceptions about the American Jewish experience and launching a month-long immersion in a new and different telling of our nation’s Jewish history.
Closing Lecture: Sunday night January 27, 2019
Past, Present, and Future: Deploying our understanding of history to frame contemporary American life and wonder about its future.
Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. He is an author and an expert in the fields of Jews and American politics, American Zionism and California Jews. A past president of both the Jewish Community High School of the Bay and Brandeis Hillel Day School, Marc serves as academic vice president of Lehrhaus Judaica as well as trustee of URJ Camp Newman and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. He sits on the California advisory committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, was named 2008 Volunteer of the Year by the SF Jewish Community Federation, and was awarded the San Francisco JCRC’s 2015 Courageous Leader award for his work against the BDS movement.
Sponsor: Community Scholar Program