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Teach-In on Context of Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

November 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

How did it happen, and what does it mean?

In response to the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history, and in memory of the 11 lives lost on Oct. 27, the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel will be holding a teach-in on anti-semitism.

Discussion will include the memories of the victims from people who knew them and the synagogue, the history of antisemitism, contemporary antisemitism, the history of hate groups and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

Presenters are:

  • Yael Aronoff, James Madison College and director of the Serling Institute
  • Kirsten Fermaglich, History Department and the Serling Institute
  • David Mittleman, Church Wyble PC, a division of Grewal Law PLLC and a board member of the Serling Institute
  • Amy Simon, Farber Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, James Madison College, History, and the Serling Institute
  • Margo Vallies, English Department, Department of Religious Studies and affiliate with the Serling Institute
  • Laura Yares, Department of Religious Studies and Serling Institute
  • Kenneth Waltzer, former director of the Serling Institute, James Madison College Professor Emeritus

This event is open to all students, faculty and community members. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by the Lester & Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center, James Madison College, the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, the College of Social Science, the College of Arts & Letters, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of History, the James Madison College Office of Diversity Programming and Student Engagement, the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Peace & Justice Studies, African American & African Studies, the Muslim Studies Program and the Asian Studies Center. 



November 5, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Club Spartan, Case Hall 3rd Floor
842 Chestnut Road
E. Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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