FLOODTIDE: HOW THE REFUGEE CRISIS IS REMAKING EUROPE
The recent migration of about 1.5 million mostly Muslim refugees has convulsed the continent as nothing since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ultra-rightwing populist movements have surged and the EU has been seriously and perhaps irreparably weakened. Acts of kindness toward the migrants have been intermingled with hate crimes against them; some of the refugees themselves have behaved abominably including committing anti-Semitic acts, while many others have already contributed much to their host societies. We will examine the prospects for Europe and its Jews in a time of turmoil and transformation across the Atlantic.
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Sponsors: CCJCC & Cong. B’nai Tikvah in partnership with Beth Chaim Cong., Cong. B’nai Shalom, CCJDS, Lehrhaus Judaica & Temple Isaiah.
Modern Jewish historian Fred Rosenbaum, the Founding Director Emeritus of Lehrhaus Judaica, is an award-winning teacher, educator and author. As a Fulbright Fellow, he studied for a year in West Germany at Goettingen University. Rosenbaum is also the award-winning author of eight books, including four on the Shoah. Since 2014, he was the Traveling Scholar for study tours to Poland, Latvia/ Lithuania; Belgium/France; Germany/Austria, and Croatia/Bosnia Herzegovina. He moderated panel discussions in eight European countries with prominent journalists, academics, activists, and Jewish community leaders.