Looking Ahead: American Judaism in the 21st Century

27 Jul 2016
27 Jul 2016


The Kaplan Centre and the SA Jewish Museum invite you to a talk by Dr. Jonathan Sarna.

What are the central issues facing the American Jewish community in the decades ahead?  In this provocative presentation, historian Jonathan D. Sarna examines key trends affecting Jewish life, particularly lesser-known economic, demographic, and religious changes that will affect American Jewry in the 21st century and beyond.  He concludes with a call for a new mission for American Jews, and a discussion of how we can meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Dr. Jonathan Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and Chair of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University. Dubbed by the Forward newspaper in 2004 as one of America’s fifty most influential American Jews, he is recognized as a leading commentator on American Jewish history, religion and life.  

Date: Monday 15th August 2016
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens
RSVP: events@sajewishmuseum.co.za

Refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!