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SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE ON JUDAISM AND ANTI-SEMITISM IN BANGOR AND ORONO, SEPT. 7-9
September 7, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Mark your calendars for Prof. Roger Brooks’s fall lectures on Judaism and anti-Semitism at the University of Maine in Orono and at Congregation Beth Abraham in Bangor. All lectures are free and open to the public.
“Jerusalem From Antiquity to the Present.” Thursday, Sept. 7, at noon. An illustrated lecture and brown-bag lunch in the Bangor Room of the University of Maine’s Memorial Union, to be followed by a discussion.
“Defining Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism.” Thursday, Sept. 7, 7 PM. A nuanced analysis of both of these phenomena, to be followed by a discussion, at the University of Maine’s Wilson Center at 67 College Ave., Orono.
“Reconciling Jewish Theology with the Holocaust.” Saturday, Sept. 9, 12:45 PM, to be followed by a discussion. At Congregation Beth Abraham, 145 York St., Bangor, after the Sabbath service and a brunch in Prof. Brooks’s honor.
Roger Brooks is Professor of Religious Studies (Emeritus) at Connecticut College, a widely published scholar of both Biblical History and the Holocaust, and President of Facing History and Ourselves. He received his Ph.D. in Judaic Studies at Brown University under the supervision of Jacob Neusner.
These events are sponsored by University of Maine Hillel, the University of Maine’s Judaic Studies Program and Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund, Congregation Beth Abraham, and Bangor JCEA. For further information call TEL: 207-947-0876.