Congregation Bet Ha’am is excited to welcome Professor Marc Dollinger, author of Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance In the 1960s for two Zoom lectures in October. We hope the community will join us for either or both of the talks.
Jews, Whiteness, Power, and Privilege
October 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM
In this talk, which is focused more on sociology than history, Dr. Dollinger will define “whiteness,” give an overview of Jewishness and whiteness since the late 19th century, and help frame some of the larger questions of power and privilege in an American Jewish context. The talk will explore the vocabulary and assumptions of social justice movements today.
Bio: Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. He has served as research fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, where he coordinated the program in Jewish Studies. Professor Dollinger is author of four scholarly books in American Jewish history. His next project traces his own experience fighting campus anti-Semitism at both right-wing and left-wing universities.