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April 2019

Book Discussion: Agony in the Pulpit by Dr. Marc Saperstein

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall, Georgetown University, 6411 Tondorf Rd, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 3901 Georgetown Ct NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a discussion of Dr. Marc Saperstein's book Agony in the Pulpit. About the book: Many scholars have focused on contemporary sources pertaining to the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Jews between 1933 and 1945—citing dated documents, newspapers, diaries, and letters—but the sermons delivered by rabbis describing and protesting against the growing oppression of European Jews have been largely neglected. Agony in the Pulpit is a response to this neglect and to…

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The Jewish Community and the 116th Congress

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Ambassador David Saperstein. Ambassador Saperstein was the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom from January 2015 to January 2017. He is currently an adjunct professor with the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Jewish Civilization and previously was a senior research fellow of the Religious Freedom Research Project at the Berkley Center. An ordained rabbi, he served for several decades as the director of the Religious Action Center…

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Book Launch: Some Unimaginable Animal

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a conversation with Dr. David Ebenbach. Dr. Ebenbach is the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, winners of such awards as the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Juniper Prize, and the Orison Books' Fiction Prize. He lives in Washington, DC, where he teaches creative writing and literature in Georgetown University's Center for Jewish Civilization and where he researches and promotes whole-student and inclusive education through Georgetown's Center for New…

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September 2019

Disloyal/Loyal? American Judaism in the Era of the Trump Presidency

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to join us for our dialogue about American Jews in the Era of the Trump Presidency. President Donald J. Trump’s recent aside about loyal and disloyal Jewish Americans triggered anger and denunciations from a broad spectrum of American voices. Trump’s remarks are triangulated against two salient features of his presidency. First, his tight embrace of the Netenyahu administration, and second, the disturbing rise of white supremacist violence directed against Jews and others in…

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RSVP: Be Strong and of Good Courage: A Conversation with Ambassador Dennis Ross

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States + Google Map

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to join us as we celebrate Amb. Dennis Ross's and David Makovsky's book launch. RSVP on the CJC eventbrite today!   About the book: Modern Israel's founding fathers provided some of the boldest and most principled leadership of any nation. Now Israel needs their example more than ever. At a time when the political destiny of Israel is more uncertain than at any moment since its modern founding, Be Strong and of Good…

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Be Strong and of Good Courage: A Conversation with Ambassador Dennis Ross

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to join us as we celebrate Amb. Dennis Ross's and David Makovsky's book launch! About the book: Modern Israel's founding fathers provided some of the boldest and most principled leadership of any nation. Now Israel needs their example more than ever. At a time when the political destiny of Israel is more uncertain than at any moment since its modern founding, Be Strong and of Good Courage celebrates the defining generation of leaders…

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October 2019

RSVP: The Use and Abuse of the Holocaust in Political Discourse Today

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mortara Center, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007 United States
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The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Ambassador David Saperstein. RSVP on the CJC eventbrite today!   About the event: References to the Holocaust, Hitler and Nazis are often used by politicians, religious leaders and others, in America and across the globe, in justifying their political positions. We see it in discussions on issues ranging from the challenges facing oppressed religious and ethnic groups like the Rohingya, Tibetan Buddhists, and Uighur Muslims in China; abortion; ISIL;…

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The Use and Abuse of the Holocaust in Political Discourse Today

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Ambassador David Saperstein. References to the Holocaust, Hitler and Nazis are often used by politicians, religious leaders and others, in America and across the globe, in justifying their political positions. We see it in discussions on issues ranging from the challenges facing oppressed religious and ethnic groups like the Rohingya, Tibetan Buddhists, and Uighur Muslims in China; abortion; ISIL; Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons; animal rights; the treatment of…

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RSVP: Andrew H. Siegal Lecture By Danielle Pletka

October 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Riggs Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to attend the annual Andrew H. Siegal Memorial Lecture featuring Danielle Pletka. RSVP today! About the event: The Bystander Effect: When Bad Things Happen in the World and No One Cares. Democracy is on the wane, anti-Semitism is on the rise, jihadis are coming back, rogue regimes feel secure, and it seems that few politicians or world leaders truly care. Is it the 1930s all over again? What should America do in this…

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“The Bystander Effect: When Bad Things Happen in the World and No One Cares”

October 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Riggs Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to attend the annual Andrew H. Siegal Memorial Lecture featuring Danielle Pletka. Democracy is on the wane, anti-Semitism is on the rise, jihadis are coming back, rogue regimes feel secure, and it seems that few politicians or world leaders truly care. Is it the 1930s all over again? What should America do in this new and dangerous time? Danielle Pletka is a visiting lecturer at the Center for Jewish Civilization and an adjunct…

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