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Is There a Jewish Continuity Crisis?

Hosted By: Haberman Institute

Jews express a great deal of concern about demographics. Some say this concern came out of modern, political Zionism, others suggest it is a post-Holocaust phenomenon. The demographic concerns get louder and quieter at different points in time.

Join Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies to explore the contours of this concern over Jewish demographics; this event will look closely at Jewish reproductive rates, and participants will have a chance to problematize the discourse. The language of crisis makes it seem like all of our energy, funds, etc. should be directed towards solving the crisis, but in many ways, our tradition, our laws, our cultural norms challenge the idea of “crisis” when it comes to demographics.

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Dr. Michal Raucher

Dr. Michal Raucher, Undergraduate Director and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, has been a fellow at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center, and Yale University’s Center for Bioethics. She has consulted for the United Nations Population Fund, where she worked with colleagues from around the world on improving reproductive and sexual rights and health for women and children. Michal is President of the Society of Jewish Ethics, and sits on the steering committee for the Religion and Families section of the American Academy of Religion. Michal is also on the board of the Feminist Studies of Religion and a co-chair of E-FSR, the electronic branch of Feminist Studies in Religion.
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Haberman Institute

The Haberman Institute provides adult learning opportunties in Jewish thought, history, and culture.
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