Stroum Lectures

37th Annual Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies 2012

Dr. Steven Cohen, Hebrew Union College
Emerging Patterns of Jewish Identity
April 23 & 25, 2012

Jews now in their 20s and 30s have been developing ways of being Jewish that continue the patterns of their parents’ generation and depart from them as well. The major shift is one from Peoplehood, and its emphasis on group belonging and loyalty, to Purpose, with its emphasis on deriving personal Jewish meaning by playing a role in the larger world and society. Dr. Steven Cohen brings this conversation to life in this year’s Stroum Lectures.

Dr. Steven M. Cohen, a sociologist of American Jewry, is Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Cohen.

Monday, April 23: Jews in the Borderland: The Complicated, Fluid, and Episodic Nature of Jewish Identity (for Some) Today

Kosher dessert reception follows first lecture


Wednesday, April 25: Devotion, Distancing and Disloyalty: The Diversity and Complexity of American Jews’ Relationships with Israel Today

This series is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Lectures in Jewish Studies.


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