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Keynote presentation by Professor Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University, pre-eminent scholar and author on the history of Jewish life and institutions in America

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Professor Sarna will present a broad social and cultural history of large synagogues as the preferred institution in North America, and explore whether the model remains well suited to the current diversity and challenges of our communities. Jonathan Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University.

Miriam Margles is Rabbi at Danforth Jewish Circle. Martin Lockshin is Rabbi of the Toronto Partnership Minyan.

Moderated by Professor Jeffrey Kopstein, Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto

The End of the Shul as We Know It?
Crisis and Renewal in North American Synagogues

Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst Street, Toronto

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