Ethnicity and Religion in Israeli Society: Why it Matters to America

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 100

A Lecture by Dr. Calvin Goldscheider

February 24, 2012 | 12 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | DM 100

Calvin Goldscheider has held faculty appointments at American University; Brown University; the University of California, Berkeley; Brandeis University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was a senior Fulbright Research Scholar and visiting professor at the Center for Women's Studies at Stockholm University. He has published extensively about the sociology and demography of ethnic populations, and is the author of Jewish Continuity and Change; Population, Modernization and Social Structure; Israel's Changing Society: Population Ethnicity and Development; Cultures in Conflict: The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Studying the Jewish Future.

Dr. Goldscheider’s presentation will focus on key issues concerning ethnicity and religion in Israel, including the formation and sustainment of ethnic communities in Israel, the place of religion and religious values in Israel and the relationship between the Jewish communities of Israel and America, and the relationship between new forms of Judaism and ethnicity in Israel and emerging forms of globalization and Zionism.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please see the attached flyer or call 305-348-7266.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies.

The Spring 2012 Judaic Studies Program Lecture Series is supported in part by Targum Shlishi, A Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation.