On Monday, July 29th at 12:30 p.m. Temple Anshe Amunim will host a discussion of Antisemitism Here and Now, by Deborah Lipstadt, led by Dr. Barbara Viniar. Dr. Lipstadt will be this year’s speaker at the annual Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Lecture on August 25th at Temple Anshe Amunim. Her topic is “Assault on Truth and Memory: Lessons From History.” A leading scholar of Judaism,” her books include The Eichmann Trial, and Denial: Holocaust History on Trial. The discussion will enable participants to explore the issues Lipstadt will discuss and formulate questions they may want to ask.
Dr. Barbara Viniar, former President of Berkshire Community College, recently attended the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s “Consultation on Conscience” conference and came away with a renewed understanding of the centrality of antisemitism to the contemporary surge of racial violence here and world-wide. She is eager to join with others in using Lipstadt’s scholarship to better understand what is needed for action.
The program is part of Temple Anshe Amunim’s “Lunch and Learn” series. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. Admission is free for Temple members and $5.00 for not-yet-members.