Date and Time
May 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Join us in the Davis Room for this Book Launch Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation
In this powerful collection of personal narratives, forty Jews of diverse backgrounds tell a wide range of stories about the roads they have traveled from a Zionist world view to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build an inclusive society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence. Editor Carolyn L. Karcher and eight of her contributors will speak about the book and sum up their stories. They want to introduce readers to the large community of Jewish activists who have created organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace, IfNotNow, and Open Hillel. They want to strengthen alliances with progressives of all faiths. They want to nurture models of Jewish identity that replace ethnic exclusiveness with solidarity, Zionism with a Judaism once again nourished by a transcendent ethical vision.