We’re hosting the world’s leading scholars, creators, and Jewish communal leaders in a series of important lectures and dialogues about the American Jewish experience. For now, all events will be “virtual,” but additional seminars, films, and exhibits will be added when possible.
In March 2020, the Anti-Defamation League published a comprehensive new guide to contemporary antisemitism. Titled "Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era," this guide offers a concise history of anti-Jewish hatred and explores seven myths that underpin it. Dr. Golan Moskowitz will moderate a conversation about the project's conception, its contents, and its implications for the American Jewish experience, past and present. The distinguished panel includes Jonathan Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Dr. Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis University), and Dr. Magda Teter (Fordham University).
What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? Dr. Pamela S. Nadell will explore her groundbreaking history of how Jewish women maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history. Dr. Nadell’s book won the National Jewish Book Award–Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year.
In fall 2020, the influential Pew Research Center will release a new national study of American Jews, which will detail findings on the size, beliefs, practices and attitudes of the U.S. Jewish population. To offer us a first look at the report and help us better understand what these new data mean and their implications for research and practice, Dr. Ilana Horwitz will moderate a conversation with two experts of American Jewry: Dr. Leonard Saxe, the Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Social Policy at Brandeis University, and Dr. Ari Y. Kelman, the Jim Joseph Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at Stanford University.
A fund for Lectures, Roundtables, and Films will bring internationally renowned speakers to the Grant Center. Our participants—artists, scholars, public intellectuals, communal leaders—will contribute to a robust conversation about Jewish culture, history, and ideas, to which the entire Tulane community is invited.
For more information, contact Kassie Cosgrove