Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 2:10pm - 3:05pm
If I Wasn't a Rich Man: Jews & Poverty

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Across the world, Jews are strongly associated with money and wealth. Even within the Jewish community, most conversations focus on Jews who have money. However, 16-20% of American Jews are low-income or poor. What can Jewish poverty tell us about the broader American Jewish community? How can we understand changing attitudes towards Jewish poverty in the context of broader American attitudes towards welfare, the economy, and Jews? What does all of this tell us about Jewish responsibilities towards poverty and the poor?

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Sam Langstein

Graduate Student, University of Michigan's Jewish Communal Leadership Program
Sam is a student at the University of Michigan's Jewish Communal Leadership Program and a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar. He has worked with a variety of Jewish substance misuse, mental health, and anti-poverty organizations.

Sunday March 22, 2020 2:10pm - 3:05pm EDT