Monday, October 29, 2012

At OSU: About the Jewish Future in America, Voting, and Engagement


THREE EVENTS FEATURING AMERICA'S TOP JEWISH DEMOGRAPHERS, STEVEN COHEN AND IRA SHESKIN


THE JEWISH FUTURE IN AMERICA:
Problems, Possibilities, and Projections 
Sunday, Oct. 14 | 12 pm  
Columbus Jewish Community Center | 1125 College Avenue 


What does the future hold for American Jewry? Are we doomed to falling numbers and lower commitments? Or is there hope for growth and vitality? What will happen to our philanthropic commitments and relationship with Israel? How will synagogues, federations and JCCs fare? What about intermarriage? If there is anyone who can answer these questions it is Professors Steven Cohen and Ira Sheskin, two of our country's top Jewish demographers, who have their finger of the pulse of the American Jewish present and future.

JEWISH VOTING PATTERNS AND THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

Sunday, Oct. 14, 7 pm  
 
Ohio State's Fawcett Center | 2400 Olentangy River Road



Ohio is a critical state again in the 2012 elections. Jews are important in the Ohio vote and in many other states. What issues are most important to Jewish voters?  
Have their priorities changed? Which way have Jewish voters gone historically?  
Are there regional differences in the Jewish vote? Learn the answers to these questions and much more from some of the country's top experts on Jews and voting.

Panelists:   
Professors Steven Cohen and Ira Sheskin   
                  Ohio State Emeritus Professors Herb Asher and Herb Weisberg
                  Joyce Garver Keller, executive director of Ohio Jewish Communities    


FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION:
Variations in Jewish Engagement 

Monday, October 15, 12pm
 

OSU Hillel | 46 E. 16th Ave., 43210 

Includes a free lunch, rsvp required by Wednesday, October 10, call (614) 292-0967. 
Many young Jews have shifted their focus from people and organizations to purpose and principles. They resist what they see as coercive expectations and once widely accepted normative standards such as intermarriage and support of Israel as optional, tentative, and at best a means to expressing a higher Jewish purpose.  

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