Whether you joined us on July 21st for Dr. Dollinger’s presentation, you won’t want to miss our upcoming series. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 5th, Tuesdays August 11th and 18th. All of the conversations will begin at 7:00 p.m. These presentations will be in partnership with Temple Emanu El.
Jews and the Civil Rights Movement, 1950s
Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00 p.m.
Based on his first book, Quest for Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism in Modern America this evening will offer a new and different interpretation of the black-Jewish alliance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. years. It is best for groups that want the least controversial of the talks listed here. It will challenge historical memory about how or why Jews participated but not challenge folks as much as the others.
Jews and the Black Power Movement, 1960s and 1970s
Tuesday, August 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Based on Dollinger’s most recent book, Black Power/Jewish Politics: Reinventing The Alliance In The 1960s, he argues that the Jewish ethnic and religious revival of the late 1960s and 1970s grew from the Black Power movement itself. It offers a very different understanding of a black-Jewish alliance. Join the discussion via Zoom.
1619, 1654, 2020: Jews and Racism
Tuesday, August 18th, 7:00 p.m.
A primary source document journey through this reader, co-edited with Gary Zola. This is hard-hitting and gets to the heart of American Jewish support, complicity, and benefit from institutional racism. It is intended for groups ready to dive deep into the ways that Jews, as whites, have succeeded in America because of its institutional racism. Not for the faint of heart, this is the best talk for people who want the most direct and honest assessment of the current national climate. Join us through Zoom.
About Dr. Marc Dollinger
Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University.
He has served as research fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, where he coordinated the program in Jewish Studies.
He is author of Quest For Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism In Modern America published by Princeton University Press, California Jews, co-edited with Ava Kahn, and American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader, both published by Brandeis University Press. He is currently at work on: Is It Good For The Jews? Power, Politics, and the 1960s and can’t stop thinking about a writing book about Jimmy Carter.
He is 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. Marc 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.