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Sunday, March 19 • 13:00 - 13:45
From Shiksappeal to Chrismukkah: Jewish Identity at the Crossroads

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Intermarriage: what does it mean for the Jews? This question has occupied communal leaders, scholars, and the Jewish media for well over a century. Despite numerous studies on intermarriage, the data at our disposal is fraught with contradictions. Do intermarried families live Jewish lives? Do their children grow up considering themselves "Jewish"? Is intermarriage the result of assimilation? Or does it mean that the Jewish community is transforming itself? And what does this all tell us about gender, ethnicity and religion in the Jewish community and beyond? Using examples from pop culture and contemporary and historical case studies, participants will be invited to consider the facts and myths about and intermarriage and Jewish identity through the lens of gender and ethnicity.

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Tema Smith

Director of Community Engagement, Holy Blossom Temple
Tema Smith is the Director of Community Engagement at Holy Blossom Temple and a Crown Family IFJE Fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement program at Hebrew College (Newton, MA). A sought after speaker on issues of Jewish diversity, Tema has presented or facilitated conversations at events such as the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Limmud Toronto, and Where Sinai Meets Spadina: Downtown Tikkun Leyl Shavuot... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 13:00 - 13:45
G3 16th Floor

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