Saturday, January 12th
9:30 am Services
Noon Kiddush Luncheon
1:00 pm Lecture
No charge to attend
Thank you to the 5779 CBI Enrichment Fund Annual Patrons who have provided funding for this program
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.
American Jews, Power, and Israel in the Contemporary Era
Adding up some of the most contentious and debated questions in American Jewish life today, we will explore the history and significance of an ever-changing American Jewish relationship to the State of Israel. This will be a history and sociology-based presentation intended to educate attendees about the various positions taken in these questions. If you want to get into political debate, this isn’t your presentation. If you want to understand HOW and WHY the debates formed as they did, welcome!