Next Speaker: 

Sunday, November 9, 2014  4 to 6 p.m.

“Intermarriage and Gender in Contemporary American Jewish Life”  by Dr. Keren R. McGinity

This talk will chart the ways in which intermarriage has changed over time, how gender influences the meaning and experience of intermarriage, and what we know about intermarried Jewish men and women. Based on twenty years of research about Jews and identity, Dr. McGinity will share her findings to dismantle assumptions and dispel myths, offering instead a new paradigm for understanding interfaith relationships and parenting. There will be a lively Q & A and Dr. McGinity will sign copies of her new book, Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage and Fatherhood. Books are available for purchase in the temple office for $23 (approximately 20% off the retail price)

Keren R. McGinity is an author-educator affiliated with the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. She earned her Ph.D. in history at Brown University and was the Mandell L. Berman Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan's Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. Her first book, Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America, was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. She lives in West Roxbury with her daughter, practices yoga, and frequents J.P. Licks.

Children's programming for infants through grade school available upon advance request.

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About the Allen J. Worters Memorial Lecture

The Allen J. Worters Memorial Lecture honors the pursuit of Jewish learning at Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, with its mission of promoting adult education which is accessible to all, by providing a multi-dimensional exploration of Jewish identity reflecting top-notch Jewish scholarship.

In 2007 HBT created a permanent endowment to support this annual fall lecture in honor of Allen Worters (of blessed memory). Our goal for the endowment is to raise $7200 (400 × chai), so that the fund will continue in perpetuity, and provide an honorarium from the accrued interest. The endowment is now housed at Boston Community Capital, a certified community development finance institution. Please make checks payable to HBT designating the Annual Allen J. Worters Memorial Lecture Fund