Re-imagining Jewish Identity in Israel

Join us on Monday, November 11th at 12:15pm PDT, as noted scholar Tomer Persico will be joining us remotely via Zoom to discuss “Re-imagining Jewish Identity in Israel: Ethno-Nationalism and the Privatization of Tradition


The Lunch and Learn will be streamed using Zoom. (To join us via Zoom, click here around the time of the event.) If you will be joining us in person, our viewing party will be on the third floor in Kalsman at the UCLA Hillel, 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, 90024.
Please scroll down for more information on our guest speaker.

We hope you can join us.

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Parking is available in UCLA Lot #2 at Westholme and Hilgard Avenues and costs $6.00 for 2 hours.

Our Speaker

Dr. Tomer Persico is a research fellow and Scholar in Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

Dr. Persico is a social activist advocating for freedom of religion in Israel. A leading thinker about secularization, Jewish Renewal and forms of contemporary spirituality, Persico writes the most popular blog in Hebrew on these subjects and has published articles in the Washington Post and (English) as well as numerous other Israeli newspapers and periodicals.

He is a Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and formerly taught in the department of Comparative Religion at Tel Aviv University.