For two weeks in July, I travelled with a group of colleagues to Hungary and Poland, meeting with Jewish leaders organizations, activists and academics. We asked about the past, present and future of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, and were fascinated by how the themes and questions we encountered reflected dynamics in our own North American Jewish communities. At this presentation I will share images, stories, conversations and questions about Jewish identity, anti-semitism, memory and communal narratives. More » about The Jews are Alright: Learning from the Jewish Communities of Hungary & Poland Today with Rabbi Shahar Colt
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