“Why Are Russian Jews The Way They Are?”
After Shabbat services/kiddish, 12:45-2 p.m., chapel, 3rd floor.
Presented by Professor Anna Shternshis – University of Toronto, Director, Anne Tannenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies & Associate Professor, Yiddish Studies
Why do Russian Jews not see the connection between Judaism and being Jewish? Why do they choose classical music to Klezmer, and chess over Talmud? The lecture by Dr. Shternshis discusses the history and culture of Russian-speaking Jews and their 21st century Diaspora.
(Please do not bring any food or beverages, except for water, into the chapel at any time. Enjoy your kiddish first in Rm. 318 before attending.)