Intermarriage, Conversion, and the Shifting Landscape of American Jewry

Date: Apr 08, 2017 - Apr 08, 2017

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: Greater Washington, DC

Category: JTS in Your Community

Intermarriage, Conversion, and the Shifting Landscape of American Jewry 

Join JTS and Agudas Achim Congregation for learning with Dr. Jonathan Ray, JTS fellow and Samuel Eig Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, Georgetown University

Saturday, April 8, 2017

For most of Jewish history, Jewish conversion meant conversion out of Judaism. In recent years, however, conversion to Judaism has become an increasingly popular phenomenon. This trend has opened up new possibilities for the modern Jewish community, as well as new anxieties about how Jews by choice might alter that community’s character. Professor Ray will discuss how Jews have thought about conversion throughout history and some of the challenges and opportunities that intermarriage and conversion now present.

Dr. Ray will speak during Shabbat morning services, and there will be an opportunity afterward for additional discussion.

Agudas Achim Congregation
2908 Valley Drive
Alexandria, VA
(703) 998-6460

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.