26 Shevat 5777
22 February 2017
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London School of Jewish Studies

Trump, Clinton & the Story of American Jewry (Wed 10am-12pm)

  • Subject: Jewish Culture
  • Start date: 25 January
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Start time: 10:00 am
  • End time: 12:00 pm

How has the astonishing recent presidential election affected American Jews and their involvement in politics? Is there is a ‘Jewish’ party in the US and elsewhere? We will explore the rocky history of Jewry in America over the last 150 years, observing the development of different religious movements and how they might position themselves politically.

24/25 Jan
A history of the religious Jewish attitudes to politics: case studies from the UK, Israel and the US

31 Jan/1 Feb
Democrat or Republican: is there a Jewish party in America?

7/8 Feb
Jewish America in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries

14/15 Feb
Half Term

21/22 Feb
The American Conservative Movement

28 Feb/1 Mar
Reconstructionist and Reform: Judaism in the US

7/8 Mar
Orthodoxy in the US

14/15 Mar
Modern Orthodoxy in the US

Pay at the door £12 (concession £10)