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Sunday, June 26 • 1:20pm - 2:30pm
Horace Kallen, Forgotten Founding Father of Multiculturalism: Lessons for Jewish Community Builders of Today

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In 1900, Horace Kallen broke from his Orthodox Judaism to embrace secularism as a freshman at Harvard. The roots of his youth forged the foundation for what today seems normative, but was radical at the time: making an individual choice for Jewish education and community outside the synagogue. Credited with being an influential leader in the formation of Harvard's first Hillel, helping turn fellow-Bostonian Louis Brandeis to support Zionism, and forging the theory of Cultural Pluralism in a series of articles in The Nation opposing anti-immigrant movements of his day, Horace Kallen deserves our attention.

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Dean Goldfein

Dean Goldfein has served as the Head of the Contra Costa Jewish Day School in Lafayette since 2000. His Masters thesis in American History from The University of Virginia focused on Horace Kallen. He received a Frommer Fund Award from the East Bay Jewish Federation to study Kallen's papers at the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati. In his presentation, Dean discusses how his understanding of Kallen's life and legacy informs his own work.


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:30pm
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