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Spots Still Available for Major Antisemitism Conference at York University

Israel @ 70 and World Jewry: One People or Two?

Sept. 21, 2018

TORONTO – There are still spots available for a forthcoming symposium on antisemitism sponsored by B’nai Brith Canada and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University.

From Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, Israel at 70: Critical Perspectives on Diaspora Relations, Identity and Antisemitism will explore Israel-Diaspora relations and Jewish identity, and how these aspects of Jewish life have been transformed in light of various types of antisemitism.

Spots are still available for the following three featured events. Members of the community are invited to attend all three free of charge. Registration is mandatory.

1. Israel @ 70 and World Jewry: One People or Two?
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. | 519 Kaneff Tower, York University

Keynote address by Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Sergio Della Pergola.

2. Antisemitism, Jurisprudence and the Law
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. | Beth Torah Congregation

Panel moderated by Professor Lorne Sossin with B’nai Brith Senior Legal Counsel David Matas, Professor Lorraine Weinrib and Justice Ed Morgan. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call (416) 736-5823.

3. From Old and New Strands: Antisemitism in Italy
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. | 140 McLaughlin College, York University

Presentation by Professor DellaPergola. To RSVP, please email [email protected].

To attend any other Symposium event, limited spaces are available and there is currently a waitlist. To register, please send an email to [email protected].

Israel at 70: Critical Perspectives on Diaspora Relations, Identity and Antisemitism, which will include an international symposium, panel discussions and a keynote address, marks the 70th anniversary of the modern State of Israel and explores two central questions: How has Israel influenced and shaped individual identity and communal solidarity in the Diaspora? And how have old and new forms of antisemitism shifted the Diasporic experience?