This week, we are excited to announce three consecutive days of livestreamed events on a wide range of topics. Clear your calendars!
First: on Wednesday, May 20th, at 7 PM eastern, Jewish Currents will host a discussion of how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Hasidic Jewish communities in Brooklyn and elsewhere.
Moderated by Jewish Currents Editor-at-Large Peter Beinart, this event will feature Blima Marcus, an oncology nurse practitioner, Frieda Vizel, a former member of the Satmar Hasidic community and a tour guide in Hasidic Brooklyn, and Dr. David N. Myers, the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA.
To register for this event, fill out the form here.
Second: on Thursday, May 21st, at 12 PM eastern, we are partnering with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for an event on the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States and its implications for civil liberties and national security.
The panel will feature Gordon H. Chang, Professor of History at Stanford University; Peter Beinart, Editor-at-Large of Jewish Currents; and Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow for East Asia at the Quincy Institute.
You can register for this event here, via the Quincy Institute.
Finally: on Friday, May 22nd, at 6 PM eastern, we are partnering with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) for a presentation on how to make make Ba'be 'btamur (بعبع بتمر), an Iraqi-Jewish hand-rolled date pastry—which will also serve as a springboard for a discussion of the politics of Mizrahi and Sephardi food, culture, and ancestral memory.
This event will be hosted by Annabel Rabiyeh of Awafi Kitchen and Hannah Aliza Goldman of JFREJ.
You can register for this event here.
We hope to see you at some or all of these! Please stay safe, healthy, and socially distant.