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Lexington Institute for Jewish Studies

The Lexington Institute of Jewish Studies is a collaborative effort of Temple Emunah and Temple Isaiah.

Reel Jews: The Image of Jews in Film With Professor Jonathan Krasner

Wednesday Evenings, 7:45 to 9:30pm

December 7th and 14th, 2016 & January 4th, 2017 at Temple Isaiah.

Fee: $60

The struggle between Jewish parents and children over assimilation has been a central motif in Jewish-themed American films. How has the conversation changed over the past century? What does it tell us about the changing nature of what it means to be a Jew in America? Join us as we explore these questions through three popular films -- The Jazz Singer (1927), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), and Keeping the Faith (2001).

Dr. Jonathan Krasner is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Associate Professor of Jewish Educational Research at Brandeis University, where he teaches American Jewish studies and education. His 2011 book, "The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education" won a National Jewish Book Award and was a finalist for the 2012 Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. He and his family live in Lexington, MA, and are proud members of both Temple Emunah and Temple Isaiah.

For additional information, contact Bob Frankel (sfrankel@rcn.com). Please register by sending a note with your name, email and phone number, and a check payable to the Lexington Institute for Jewish Studies to: Bob Frankel, 3 Kimball Road, Lexington, MA 02421.