Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

Insiders and Outsiders: The Jews of Virginia

April 26, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kol Ami is proud to be co-sponsoring this event which is being offered by the Haberman Institute of Jewish Studies.

Phyllis K. Leffler, Professor Emerita at The University of Virginia in the field of public history, will be giving this talk. Leffler’s talk focuses on the Jews of Virginia as a microcosm of Jewish experiences across the South, and in many cases, across the nation. It is a story of colonial-era Sephardic Jews from the Iberian Peninsula and nineteenth-century immigrants who arrived initially from the Germanies and later from Poland and Russia. It is a story of involvement in business, government, the arts, and education. It is a story of educational attainment and economic success. It is often a story of assimilation and an acceptance of the status quo and norms of the white societies of privilege they embraced. But it is also a story of discrimination and exclusion in times when white supremacy rears its ugly head.

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