Jewish and Indigenous American Interactions Part 2 with David S. Koffman

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022

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Wednesday, November 9 at 8pm ET
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Next up in this two part series is Jewish-Indigenous Encounters: New Trends. In this second lecture, Dr David S Koffman will take a closer look at more recent relationships between Indigenous and Jewish communities in America and Canada. How have these sets of communities interacted and continued interacting with one another in recent years? What is the current state of “dialogue” around genocide, colonialism, language revival, and sovereignty? What’s at stake in North American Jewries’ newfound engagement with questions of colonialism and indigeneity? Tune in to the second and final lecture by Dr David S Koffman where he will provide answers to these questions and much more. 

Click here for more information and to view the on demand video recording of part 1 of this series.

More About David S Koffman

David S. Koffman is the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry and an Associate Professor in the Department of History. His undergraduate courses include “Worry & Wonder: Jewish Politics, Culture & Religion in Canada”, “A Convenient Hatred: Antisemitism Before, During and After the Holocaust”, “God/USA: Religion in America Since 1491”, “Making Money,” and “History of Me: The Genealogy Seminar.”

He is the author of The Jews’ Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism, and Belonging in America (Rutgers University Press, 2019), winner of an Association for Jewish Studies’ Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, and the editor of, and a contributor to No Better Home? Jews, Canada, and the Sense of Belonging (University of Toronto Press, 2021). He has published work in journals including the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive EraJournal of Jewish EducationCanadian Jewish StudiesAmerican Jewish HistoryContemporary Jewry, and the Journal of American Ethnic History.

He serves as the editor-in-chief of the journal Canadian Jewish Studies Études juives canadiennes, and on the editorial boards of Directions, The Journal of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and AJS Review: The Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies. He is also the Acting Director of York’s Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies.

Additional Events Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Month:

  • October 12 (online) – Jewish and Indigenous Interactions with David S Koffman Part 1 – Click here
  • November 1 (online) – Members of Two Tribes with Emily Bowen Cohen – Click here
  • November 10 (in-person) – Conversation with Star of FX’s Reservation Dogs Sarah Podemski – Click here

This program is presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with the JCC of Greater Baltimore.