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Saturday, June 25 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
The Sociology of American (Jewish) Identity

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Beginning in the late 19th century, the United States quickly became the most diverse country in history. Ever since the great waves of immigrants arrived on these shores, scholars have tried to understand the nature and meaning of identity in America. In this session, Darren Kleinberg will take us on a journey across a century-long arc of theories of individual and group identity. From the melting pot, to pluralism, to postethnicity, we will consider the meaning of these theories for our own lives and for the contemporary American Jewish community.

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Darren Kleinberg

Darren Kleinberg is Head of School at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, CA. Ordained in 2005, Rabbi Kleinberg received his doctorate in 2014. The working title of his forthcoming book is Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg and the Encounter with American Jewish Identity. He is a faculty member of the Wexner Heritage Program, Melton, The Kitchen, and Gvanim, and serves on the board of Lehrhaus Judaica.


Saturday June 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:10pm
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