Professor Fred Roden to Present at Temple Emanu-El in NYC

Fred RodenSunday Brunch’s with the Men’s Club
Special Guest
Dr. Frederick Roden
Modernity and New Jewish Identities
Sunday, December 11, 2016 – 10:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El – One East 65th St. NYC

The modern world created new Jewish identities encompassing a range of experiences: from intermarriage and conversion to full participation in the civic life of the nation. The 19th century proclaimed Judaism as a religion, not a race. The 20th century had to reckon with both Zionism and the Holocaust to answer, “Who is a Jew?” Today, we continue to reinvent what it means to be “Jew-ish.” The ideals of our heritage are alive and well in the 21st century. Modernity has resulted in gains, not losses, to the unfolding Jewish legacy. Join Professor Frederick Roden as he tells this story from his latest book.
Temple member Dr. Frederick Roden is the author and editor of seven books in the fields of 19th-century literature, religion and culture, and gender studies. He teaches in the Department of English at the University of Connecticut, where he serves on the faculty of Judaic studies and the women’s/genders/sexualities studies program.
The charge for this event is $30 for Men’s Club and Women’s Auxiliary members; $35 for all other temple members and guests (includes brunch). Register online at
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