Dr. Steven Cohen’s opening night Stroum Lecture, on April 23rd, 2012, offered a provocative look at a group he calls “Borderland Jews.” What are the reasons for this new group’s emergence in the contemporary Jewish community?

Full Lecture Title: “Jews in the Borderland: The Complicated, Fluid, and Episodic Nature of Jewish Identity (for Some) Today”

Dr. Steven M. Cohen, a sociologist of American Jewry, is Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner.

Curious about Borderland Jews in Seattle? Catch up by reading graduate student Sarah Zaides’ reflection on Dr. Cohen’s week of presentations.



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