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‘Soviet Jews’

Listen and Learn: Shaul Kelner, “The Soviet Jewry Movement”

Jun. 12, 2017—University of Michigan, Judaic Studies 2015-16 Frankel Institute Secularization/Sacralization Fellow, Shaul Kelner Project Title: Strategic Sacralization in American Jewish Politics: The Contradictions of Cultural Mobilization in the American Soviet Jewry Movement Click here to listen to the Frankly Judaic podcast.

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Watch and Learn: Shaul Kelner, “The Timeless and the Timely”

Jun. 12, 2017—Shaul Kelner gives his presentation, titled “The Timeless and the Timely: Sacralizing Political Activism in the Campaign for Soviet Jewry” on February 25, 2016 at the University of Michigan. The talk was sponsored by the Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies...

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2/17/2016 Shaul Kelner in West Bloomfield, Michigan

Dec. 1, 2015—Prof. Shaul Kelner will speak on “Freedom Seders and Matzohs of Hope: Ritual and Politics in the American Movement for Soviet Jews,” at 7:00 PM on February 17, 2016, at the JCC of Metro Detroit. The talk is part of...

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Shaul Kelner receives NEH support for research on Soviet Jewry movement

Apr. 21, 2015—Prof. Shaul Kelner was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for summer research to study cultural dimensions of the Cold War-era American movement for Soviet Jews.

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The Jewish Diaspora (JS2450)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: Changing Jewish communities, especially outside the United States and Israel, in macro-historical context. Post-communist European Jewish identity. New global diasporas and their relationship to the largest Jewish communities in Israel and the United States From the Syllabus: Of...

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Social Movements in Modern Jewish Life (JS2560)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: How social movements shape contemporary American Jewish culture and politics. Explores movements internal to Judaism and those bringing religion into the public sphere. From the Syllabus: Social movements change worlds. They mobilize and empower people to shape policy...

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Watch and Learn: Shaul Kelner 3/6/14 on the Soviet Jewry Movement

Mar. 6, 2014—Watch Shaul Kelner’s lecture on “Soviet Jewry Activists & Civic Engagement” at the National Museum of American Jewish History, March 6, 2014, in Philadelphia. Delivered for the Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture, a symposium sponsored by Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American...

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