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Race with Jewish Ethics

Wednesday, October 14, 7:30pm
Thursday, October 15, 9:00am-2:00pm

Center for Ethics, Room 162

Hosted by Jonathan K. Crane
Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought
Emory University Center for Ethics


Several noted and emerging scholars will convene at Emory University on October 14-15, to explore Judaism’s diverse conceptualizations of race, the (bio)-ethical dimensions of constructing race concepts in the first place, and the pragmatic issues of relations between Jews and other minority communities.  Opening with a keynote lecture entitled “The Age of Race: Judaism, Ethics, and the Invisible Seductions of Racism” by Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, on the evening of Wednesday, October 14, the symposium will continue between 9:00am and 2:30pm on Thursday, October 15, with presentations of papers and discussions. The program is presented by the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and the Center for Ethics at Emory University.

Participants include
Sander Gilman, Emory University
Annalise Glauz-Todrank, Wake Forest University*
Aaron S. Gross
, University of San Diego
Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University
Nichole Renee Phillips, Emory University
Elliot A. Ratzman, Temple University

See below for conference schedule. All sessions are free and open to the public; lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.

*Professor Glauz-Todrank is unable to attend, but her paper will be read by another participant.

This scholarly event is cosponsored by the Hightower Fund, the Laney Graduate School, the Graduate Division of Religion, and the Departments of Anthropology, Religion, Sociology.


Keynote Lecture

The Age of Race: Judaism, Ethics,
and the Invisible Seductions of Racism

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

7:30pm
Oxford Presentation Auditorium

311 Oxford Road Building
1390 Oxford Road; Atlanta 30307

Susannah Heschel

Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies
Dartmouth College

Professor Heschel's scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press). Heschel has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Frankfurt and Cape Town as well as Princeton, and she is the recipient of numerous grants, including from the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, and a yearlong Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center. In 2011-12 she held a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She has received four honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Currently she is a Guggenheim Fellow and is writing a book on the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam. In 2015 she was elected a member of the American Society for the Study of Religion. She serves on the academic advisory council of the Center for Jewish Studies in Berlin and on the Board of Trustees of Trinity College.

Reception following the lecture.

This lecture is the keynote event of the conference, “Race with Jewish Ethics,” cosponsored by the Hightower Fund, the Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Fund, the Laney Graduate School, the Graduate Division of Religion, and the Departments of Anthropology, Religion, Sociology.


Event and visitor parking is available in the Peavine parking lot after 4:00pm,
in the Fishburne deck after 6:00pm, and in the Oxford Road parking deck after 7:00pm.
Visit Emory's 
Transportation and Parking Services page for maps and more information.


Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

7:30pm Keynote Lecture (Oxford Presentation Auditorium)

Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
The Age of Race: Judaism, Ethics, and the Invisible Seductions of Racism

9:00pm  Dessert Refreshments

Thursday, October 15, 2015

9:00am  Panel I: Invisibility, Imagination, Identity: Stories of Race, Ethics and Jews

Aaron S. Gross, San Diego University
Race and the Story of American Judaism

Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University
Racial Standing: How American Jews Imagine Community, and Why That Matters

Annalise Glauz-Todrank, Wake Forest University
A Jewish Critical Race Theory: Shaare Tefila Congregation v. Cobb

11:00     Coffee Break

11:15     Panel II: Character, Racism and anti-Semitism

Elliot Ratzman, Temple University
After Ferguson and Gaza: Towards A Jewish Agenda for Anti-Racist Action

Sander Gilman, Emory University
How did Racism, Anti-Semitism and other Prejudices Become Psychopathologies?

12:45     Lunch (Center for Ethics)

1:30    Critical Reflections & Future Possibilities

Nichole Renee Phillips, Emory University
The Dialectic of Traumatic Silences and Memorial Cries in Jewish Cultural and African American Experiences

2:30        Conclusion


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