Intermarriage and Antisemitism in the 21st Century – Talk by Bruce Phillips, October 17

Speaker PhillipsDo Americans Love or Hate the Jews?
Intermarriage and Antisemitism in the 21st Century

Dr. Bruce A. Phillips
Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30 pm
Class of '47 Room, Babbidge Library

About the talk: A variety of opinion polls show that Jews are widely accepted and even admired, a trend underscored by Jewish intermarriage rates. At the same time, we are seeing unprecedented violence against Jews in the United States. How do we reconcile these two opposing sets of evidence?

About the speaker: Dr. Bruce A. Phillips is Professor of Sociology & Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, California. He is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture where he is conducting research on religion in California. Phillips has been among the leading researchers in the sociology of American Jewry for over three decades. He served on the National Technical Advisory Committees for the 1990 and 2000 National Jewish Population Surveys and advised the recent Pew study. He has conducted local Jewish population surveys in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Houston.

This program is free and open to the public and is made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. Attendance counts toward Honors credit. Light refreshments will be served.

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