Black Lives Matter in a Jewish Context

Black Lives Matter in a Jewish Context


Monday, October 12, 2020    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Type

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and Global Jewish Studies Program  presents BLACK LIVES IN A JEWISH CONTEXT, a virtual series of illustrated lectures, films, and interviews with scholars, historians, and clergy members around diversity and intersectionality within Judaism. These will include key players from Chief Rabbi Capers Funnye (Michelle Obama’s cousin) to the spiritual head of the Black Jewish community in Zimbabwe to scholars and activists in the US including Dr. Nathan Devir, and Dr. Shalva Weil. The series will also feature a virtual lau


Monday, October 12 at 7pm

African Jewish Perceptions on Racial and Religious Discrimination 

Nathan P. Devir, University of Utah


Monday, October 26 at 12pm  

From Red to Black: The Changing Colour of Ethiopian Jews in Israel 

Shalva Weil, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Monday, November 9 at 7pm  

Hybrid Hate: Conflations of Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Semitism from the Renaissance to the Third Reich 

Tudor Parfitt, Florida International University