Upcoming Program on Intermarriage by Dawn Kepler, New Lehrhaus Board Member
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Nu, what do you think about Intermarriage?
On January 19th Professor Bruce Phillips (Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, and USC: https://crcc.usc.edu/people/bruce-phillips/) will present: How Interfaith Marriage is Changing the American Jewish Community – But Not Necessarily in the Ways We Think/Fear. This is a topic that every Jew, should find intriguing and important, not just those who have married non-Jews.
Prof. Phillips, or as I know him – Bruce – will do some myth-busting about the commonplace tropes on intermarriage. He will also share some of the data we have collected together about adults who grew up with one Jewish and one non-Jewish parent. How do I know this? Read on!
In the 1990’s I was unable to attend a lecture at Stanford given by Dr. Bruce Phillips. I contacted the university and was delighted to learn that the lecture had been taped. They sent me a cassette tape – yes, it was that long ago! Listening to Bruce’s talk I immediately knew I had found a kindred spirit. Bruce is truly interested in studying the data about interfaith families and challenging our assumptions about it.
A friend refers to his talk as “a box of candy:” filled with nuggets of data that delight us.
Register for the program on our “Learn with Us” page: https://www.newlehrhaus.org/learn-with-us/
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