12 2021

JCRC-Extremism: How We Got Here

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Zoom Webinar

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The rise of extremism and antisemitism has created an environment where our democracy faces unprecedented threats and challenges. That’s why the Jewish Community Relations Council is examining the current crisis in America through its new speaker series To Bigotry No Sanction: Jewish Perspectives at the Crossroads of American Democracy and Pathways Forward. 

The six-part virtual series will be open to the public. The first will take place on Friday, March 12 at noon and will feature author and journalist John Judis, whose brand new book, The Politics of Our Time: Populism, Nationalism, Socialism, has been referred to as “essential reading” by the Washington Post. Judis will be in conversation with Dr. Gary P. Zola, executive director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. 

“John Judis is a distinguished political analyst,” Zola said, “and those who attend this webinar will learn a great deal about the history of populism and nationalism in America and how these two political ideologies have fostered both white supremacy and violent extremism.” 

Alongside each of the live speakers, JCRC is launching a companion series of on demand video text studies that will explore more deeply Jewish wisdom and tradition in relationship to each speaker’s theme. 

To Bigotry No Sanction is part of a yearlong focus the Jewish Community Relations Council is placing on the role we all have to play in protecting and strengthening our democracy, which is critical to our security as Jews and as Americans.

This event is brought to you by the Jewish Community Relations Council. It is co-sponsored by The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.