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.
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?
Jewish America in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries
The American Conservative Movement
28 Feb/1 Mar
Reconstructionist and Reform: Judaism in the US
Orthodoxy in the US
Modern Orthodoxy in the US
Pay at the door £12 (concession £10)