Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today

Wednesday 20 October 2010 5:30-7:00 p.m. Institute of Education, hosted by the Centre for Jewish Studies at SOAS

Is this the best of times or the worst of times for Anglo-Jewry? What does Anglo-Jewry’s history tell us about multiculturalism? Does the community allow for enough dissent and innovation, or is there so much dissent and innovation that there won’t be a community left?

You are invited to an event to celebrate the publication of Turbulent Times. A panel discussion will explore the themes of the book, and there will be a short drinks reception.


Professor Les Back (Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London)

Sara Abramson (Board of Deputies/London School of Economics)

Professor David Feldman (Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck College)

Clive Lawton (Limmud/Tzedeck)

Keith Kahn-Harris (Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society, Birkbeck)

Ben Gidley (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford)

New Venue: Room 822, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Nearest Underground Stations: Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston Square and Tottenham Court Road. Location details: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/sitehelp/1072.html

All are welcome and attendance is free. To help us get an idea of numbers, we would appreciate you letting us know if you intend to come at kkahnharris@yahoo.co.uk

This event is supported by Continuum Books and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society.

Further information:

Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=132571&SubjectId=1043&Subject2Id=1726

Centre for Jewish Studies, SOAS: http://www.soas.ac.uk/jewishstudies/

Article in the JC: http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/the-simon-round-interview/36259/interview-keith-kahn-harris-and-ben-gidley

Keith Kahn-Harris: http://kahn-harris.org/

Ben Gidley: http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/people/staff/ben-gidley/

One Response to “Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today”

  1. Steven Says:

    The short answer is that it is neither the best of times or the worst of times. There are difficult challenges and there are positives… we just have to live our lives and do the best we can while avoiding sticking our heads in the sand.

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