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Jewish Responses to Pandemic
November 30, 2020 , 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Katz Center at the University of Pennsylvania presents a panel of scholars and practitioners as they examine the response of Jewish communities to recent waves of new disease and consider spiritual activities, practical concerns and modes of self-reflection that arose from American Jewish experiences of these pandemics. Featuring Elazar Ben-Lulu, an anthropologist of religion and gender; Rabbi Dr. Vanessa Ochs, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies and a core member of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia; Michelle Chesner, the Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies; Gregg Drinkwater, a lecturer in history and Jewish studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. Register here.