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“Soup”er Study – Adult Education

December 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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“The Politics of the Pantry”“Soup”er Study12/17/186:00 PMEmily MillerThe history of women’s political involvement has focused heavily on electoral politics, but throughout the twentieth century women engaged in grassroots activism when they found it increasingly challenging to feed their families and balance their household ledgers. Politics of the Pantry examines how working- and middle-class American housewives used their identity as housewives to protest the high cost of food. In doing so, housewives’ relationships with the state evolved over the course of the century. Shifting the focus away from the workplace as a site of protest, (TBI Member and author) Emily E. LB. Twarog looks to the homefront as a starting point for protest in the public sphere.
Defending Israel and advancing democratic values in an age of discontent“Soup”er Study1/21/196:00 PMDaniel ElbaumAs Senior Associate Executive Director and Chief Advocacy and Program Officer, Dan Elbaum works to focus and align AJC’s programs and initiatives for greater impact. His specific responsibilities include supervision of AJC’s 22 regional offices; its college campus activities; its pioneering young leadership programs; national political outreach; global interfaith and interethnic work; marketing and communications; and media relations, all major components of the 112-year-old agency’s policy agenda. Elbaum has appeared in media outlets ranging from NBC Dateline to Al Jazeera, and has published opinion pieces in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other publications in the U.S. and Israel. Prior to assuming his current position, he was AJC Director of Regional Offices, and before that Regional Director of AJC Chicago. He came to AJC after six years as Civil Rights Counsel and Director of Development for the Anti-Defamation League’s Midwest Region. Prior to entering Jewish communal life, Elbaum was a felony prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.
“Jocie: Southern Jewish American Princess to Civil Rights Activist”“Soup”er Study2/18/196:00 PMJocelyn Dan WurzbergJocelyn Dan Wurzburg grew up in Memphis going to Vollentine, Snowden, Central, then Rhodes College where she received her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology; J.D. from University of Memphis. A fifth generation Memphian, married with three children, she thought her life was set – until the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 shattered her belief system. That was a transformative event that raised her consciousness to racism and its role in society. She founded the local Panel of American Women that year to address prejudice and celebrate differences. She started the Concerned Women of Memphis and Shelby County, credited with averting a second sanitation workers’ strike a year after Dr. King’s death. Jocelyn jumped into civil rights, women’s rights, and social justice activities serving on the Social Action Commission of Reform Judaism.


December 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Temple Beth Israel
3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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