7/2/15

Those first two Holocaust Memorials in the US

In Richmond, Virginia, on November 6, 1955:


And the Albert and Sara Reuben Holocaust Memorial in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Post-War Anti-Semitism

The Atlanta Temple bombing in 1958 might have been a game changer. Or, it might have been representative of a dangerous trend.
 http://blog.dlg.galileo.usg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/asi1958-0762.jpg

Do you guys know this story...?

Such a fabulous portrayal of 1950s Jewish American issues--Philip Roth's "Eli The Fanatic."

(Though, frankly, I'm still partial to this incredible "Conversion of the Jews" which is certainly one of the best short stories of all time.)

6/30/15

The Miniseries That Changed the Conversation

In 1978, NBC aired the four-part drama called The Holocaust (with a pretty amazing cast now that I've seen who is in it again). It was met with mixed reaction (you can read Elie Wiesel's scathing response here and a fascinating yet brief conversation about Holocaust movies in general here), but it also brought the idea of the Jewish experience during National Socialism to public attention and conversation.

6/23/15

Looking for a word to define for the Terms Definition assignment? Here are some possibilities... in no particular order: 
American          Community          Jewish, 
Youth                 Donor                   Federation
Mega-Donor     Non-Profit            Institution
Organization    Philanthropy        Israel
Engagement     Integration            Antisemitism
Immigration     Intermarriage      Demography
Spiritual            Secular                  Reform
Conservative    Reconstructionist Chabad
Orthodox          Outreach               Shabbat
Feminism          Havurah                Education
Membership     Hybridization       Inreach


And, finally, here’s the link to ReBoot, the “place” (by which I really mean “idea”) where contemporary cultural creatives meet and interact (and create!)