June 27, 2017
Speaker: Rabbi Rebecca Alpert, Religion Professor - Temple University
$15 by June 19; $18 starting June 20
American Jews in Sports: People of the "book" and "body".
While Jews are often seen as “the people of the book” they are also a “people of the body.” This session will look at the history of Jews in relationship to athletics and body image. We’ll focus on the American experience to understand sports in the American context, looking not only at the major sports with which Jews have been involved (baseball, boxing, basketball and track) but also how immigration, urbanization, gambling, assimilation, and anti-Semitism have played roles in how Jews have been involved in sports.
All registrants are invited to attend a free screening of "Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story" in our Auditorium immediately following the Lunch & Learn. The documentary is 1 hour, 31 minutes.