Please note: This event has been cancelled.
Often, the relationships between American Jews among themselves, to Jews globally and to Jews in Israel are portrayed as strained owing to a diminished collective narrative. Drawing from contemporary sources on religion, identity and ethnicity, Dr. Mijal Bitton will illuminate new challenges and opportunities for American Jewish thinking about collective Jewish identity as well as the connection to global Jewry and the modern state of Israel.
Dr. Mijal Bitton is a Fellow in Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Through her fellowship and teaching at Hartman, she explores new paradigms of Jewish identity for diverse Jewish populations and the expansion of normative concepts such as "Jewishness," "religion" and "tradition."
Dr. Bitton earned her doctorate from New York University, where she conducted an ethnographic study of a Syrian Jewish community with a focus on developing the field of contemporary Sephardic studies in America. She is the Rosh Kehilla and co-founder of the Downtown Minyan in New York City and is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. She lives in Manhattan with her husband Sion and their son.
Dr. Bitton was selected for inclusion in The New York Jewish Week's 2018 '36 under 36'.
Tuesday, February 12
Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F-401
$18 General Public | $15 Members and J-Pass Holders | $20 at the door
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