Congregation B’nai Israel and the CBI Enrichment Fund Present Shabbaton with Scholar-In-Residence Professor Marc Dollinger
Friday, December 8th
6:00 pm Services
7:00 pm Shabbat Dinner
8:00 pm Lecture
Jews and Politics
American Jews vote more liberal and Democratic than any other white ethnic group in the US. Yet, several distinct subgroups embrace conservatism and the Republican party. If you’re ready for a partisan political fight with competing claims of which politician is “better for the Jews”….you won’t find it here! This evening will challenge, complicate, undo, and then perhaps redo whatever you thought was true about American Jews and the larger political scene. It’ll be provocative, challenging, and, hopefully, lots of fun too.
Saturday, December 9th
9:30 am Services
Noon Kiddush Luncheon
1:00 pm Lecture
A critical look at the most popular expression in American Jewish life. This talk offers the history, context, and meaning of repairing the world for contemporary American Jews.
$30/Adult, $15/Child (3-12 yrs)
includes all meals and lectures
$5 discount/person for RSVP by Dec. 4th
No charge for 5778 CBI Enrichment Fund Annual Patrons
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.