About the Program
After tweeting an excerpt from an editorial about the rise of fascist tendencies in the US, Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor of The New York Times, found himself the target of the “alt-right.” He received a tidal wave of online hate, which forced him to face the startling state of American antisemitism.
Friday, November 30, 2018
- 6:00 p.m. Qabbalat Shabbat
Join us for our Qabbalat Shabbat service, featuring a presentation by Jonathan Weisman, author of (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump. A festive oneg to follow. Babysitting and children’s programming will be available. For more details, contact Mike Fishbein.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
- 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Join us as we learn from the research and personal experiences Jonathan Weisman shares in (((Semitism))).
- 4:00 p.m. Havdalah, Wine & Cheese
Join us for a panel conversation with ADL Boston Executive Director Robert Trestan and ADL National Chair Esta Epstein, moderated by Rabbi Elaine Zecher, as we consider our community’s recent and current responses to today’s antisemitism and the steps we can take going forward.
About the Burstein Scholar In Residence Weekend
In 1979, Maxwell and Bobbie Burstein endowed an annual Scholar in Residence program to broaden Temple Israel’s educational program, recognizing the importance of knowledge to the continuity of the Jewish people. The lecture series brings outstanding Jewish scholarship to Temple Israel and the Greater Boston Jewish community.