That report, the Pew Research Center’s “Jewish Americans in 2020,” “was much more valuable than the original one,” the massive, groundbreaking study that was released in 2013, “because now, in the new one, they had a baseline,” Rabbi Fine said. The report looked not only at demographics and beliefs, but also at changes to them.
The courses are free and open to the public (although donations to Temple Israel always are welcome). They will not require any preparation or reading, although Rabbi Fine will provide a reading list for anyone who’s interested in it. And they’ll be taught as college courses, assuming no particular background in the subject but an active brain and intellectual curiosity.
They’ll be both in person — with social distancing and masks required — and on Zoom, and everyone is welcome.
“But we can no longer allow ourselves the luxury of ignoring anti-Semitism”.
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