Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Lecture at Emory

November 7, 2022 Free
CAL_1107 Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Lecture Oct 31

On Monday, November 7th at 7:30 pm, the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies (TIJS) will feature Prof. George J. Sanchez of the University of Southern California as the speaker for this year’s Rothschild Lecture, which is titled “’What’s Good For Boyle Heights is Good for the Jews’: Creating Multiracialism in East Los Angeles During the 1950s.” This lecture is drawn from Prof. Sanchez’s recent book documenting the history of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, where Jews, Latinos, Japanese Americans, and African Americans lived and worked in close proximity and cooperation. The book not only documents this rich past but also offers important lessons for forging a new politics and culture of multiracialism today. “When I think of the future of the United States, and the history that matters in this country,” says Sanchez, “I often think of Boyle Heights.”

This program will be the 14th Rothschild Lecture, which is named for the late rabbi and civil rights activist Jacob M. Rothschild, who led Atlanta’s Hebrew Benevolent Congregation (“The Temple”) from 1946 to 1973. In 1958, Rothschild’s synagogue was bombed by white supremacists in response to his outspoken support for desegregation. The annual lecture focuses on issues related to social justice and other themes that resonate with the concerns of Rabbi Rothschild’s career.

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Monday, November 7, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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