Hillel at Michigan 1926/7 – 1945: Struggles of Jewish Identity in a Pivotal Era

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Date(s) - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Susquehanna Hall Bldg.223


Professor Markovits will speak about his recent book, which provides the very first in-depth analysis of the founding decades of a major Hillel (campus Jewish studies association) in the United States. All major aspects of Jewish life, from assimilation to Zionism; from communism to religiosity, appear prolifically in the story. Most of these activities occurred at a time when anti-Semitism was rife in the United States, particularly in the larger Detroit area, home to Henry Ford and Father Charles Edward Coughlin.