On Sunday, January 7th, Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center (TJMHC) will welcome Dov Waxman as the final presenter in this season’s Lakin Lecture Series on Antisemitism.
Dr. Waxman is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Israel Studies at UCLA. His research focuses on the Israel-Palestine Conflict, Israeli politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Israel relations, American Jewry’s relationship to Israel, and modern antisemitism. He has published two books: Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel and The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know.
Dr. Waxman’s presentation, titled Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism: Unpacking the Debate, will build on previous installments in the Lakin Lecture series by providing community members with the opportunity to engage with the complexities of antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and anti-Israel sentiment.
TJMHC and JCRC staff are acutely aware that these are difficult conversations to have in the best of times, and all the more so now. We recognize that there will be a plurality of emotions, views and opinions expressed during the lecture and following conversation that may run counter to audience members’.
Immediately following the presentation, the audience will be invited to take part in a World Café Conversation (with dessert and coffee). The “World Café Method” is an interactive discussion tool where participants are divided into random smaller groups of 8-10 people. Each table will be assigned a facilitator so that everyone will have the opportunity to engage and grapple with this important subject.
We have much to learn from one another and with one another, and this is precisely why TJMHC believes in the importance of hosting such an event.
The entire Lakin Lecture Series, which was designed to help us tackle the tough topics that permeate today’s headlines and weigh heavily on Jewish communities’ hearts and minds, was made possible with support from the Alma and Ed Lakin Fund held at Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona. This fund was established by their daughter at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona in order to honor Alma and Eddie’s lifelong commitment to Holocaust education, the people of Israel, to Jewish life, and to combating antisemitism, and to advocacy for social justice.
As with all of the Lakin Lectures in this series and in keeping with TJMHC’s mission, this event is free to the community, but pre-registration is strictly required. Please visit us here to register for this event.