Discussion: "Promoting Immigration and Its Practical Consequences"

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dr Lynne B Harrison Library (2nd floor), Steinhardt Hall, Penn Hillel, 215 S. 39 Street

Throughout history, Israel has adopted policies supporting immigration. Our conversation will probe the issues of how, historically, immigration affected Israel?
 Discussion will be facilitated by Prof. Rami Reiner, Senior Lecturer in the Department if Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, currently in residence at the Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies. Issues to be discussed include: the cultural diversity that exists in Israel due to its immigrant population, the religious conversion issues faced by immigrants, the significance of historical immigrations, patterns of immigration, social formations amongst immigrant groups, economic success/struggles of immigrant populations, the contributions of different immigrants to academia.

Sponsored by the Bassini Internship Program in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program (organized by Hannah Dardashti and Michael Goldberger).

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