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Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Rachel B. Gross

Friday, December 15, 2017 • 27 Kislev 5778

All Day for 1 Days

Dr. Rachel B. Gross, the John & Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, will join us as a scholar-in-residence for Shabbat Chanukah. She will be speaking on three occasions:

Friday evening talk at 7 pm following the Community Shabbat Dinner at 6 pm in the Social Hall: “Ghosts in the Gallery: Historic Synagogues and American Jewish Nostalgia” — register here!

Shabbat morning drashot: “Shining a Light on Ourselves: Chanukah and American Jewish Communities”

Seudah shlishit remarks: “Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Chanukah and American Jewish Children”
 
Prof. Rachel B. Gross is the John and Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University. She is currently working on a book that examines the religious nature of contemporary nostalgic representations of American Jewish immigration history. She received her PhD in Religion from Princeton University.
 

 

 

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