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Jonathan Sarna, a noted American Judaism scholar and Brandeis University professor, is among the speakers in the second-annual Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Lecture Series, which runs through Nov. 9 with a total of four free lectures held at the Hanes Arts Center Auditorium. Sarna also is the scholar-in-residence and chief historian of the national project, “Celebrate 350: Jewish Life in American, 1654-2004.”
In the second quarter of the 19th century, Jews, many of them young, dissatisfied with the Jewish “establishment” and fearful that Judaism would not continue unless it changed, produced a religious revolution that overthrew the synagogue-communities of the colonial era and replaced a monolithic Judaism with one that was much more democratic, free, diverse and competitive. Sarna will explore the emergence of this American Judaism in the Kaplan-Brauer Lectureship on the Contribution of Judaism to Civilization, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Other upcoming lectures in the series include:
All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit ccjs.unc.edu or call (919) 843-9160.