Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 11:05am - 12:00pm
Fighting antisemitism and enriching our lives: The opportunities and challenges of reaching out to the Muslim and African American communities

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There has been a recent resurgence in connecting the Jewish community to the African American and Muslim communities. Some of that is motivated by utilitarian interests: strengthening Israel’s position in America; building coalitions to fight antisemitism; working on legislation where we can be allies. Another approach is that these connections are what Judaism is all about and are fulfilling on a moral and even spiritual level. In this session we will explore the limits and challenges of both, and the opportunities, based on the work of the JCRC/AJC and past personal experiences - as well as some of Asher’s personal out-of-the- box ideas.

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Asher Lopatin

Executive Director, Rabbi, JCRC/AJC, Kehillat Etz Chayim
Asher Lopatin is the Executive Director of the JCRC/AJC and rabbi of Kehillat Etz Chayim. He is passionate about the Jewish community and its direction in America and Israel, and also building relationships between the Jewish community and the general community - in Detroit and beyond... Read More →

Sunday March 22, 2020 11:05am - 12:00pm EDT