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DJC Reading Circle: People Love Dead Jews

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

People Love Dead Jews: Reports From a Haunted Present, by Dara Horn
Facilitated by David Koffman

Horn has collected and revised her previously published articles and essays about ways in which Jews have been portrayed, perceived and mythologized throughout history. Topics range from Jesus Christ and Anne Frank to
Ellis Island and the problematic elements of Holocaust Museums. Her writings are full of thought provoking insights, historical information and moral passion. She is an award winning author of 6 books and professor at Harvard.

David S. Koffman is the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry in the Department of History at York University. He is the author of The Jews’ Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism, and Belonging in America (Rutgers University Press, 2019), winner of the 2020 Association for Jewish Studies’ Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, and the editor of No Better Home? Jews, Canada, and the Sense of Belonging (University of Toronto Press, 2021). He serves as the associate director of York’s Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, and the editor-in-chief of the journal Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes.

Now in its twentieth glorious year, the Danforth Jewish Reading Circle is a favourite among our book loving members, bringing us together throughout the year for interesting and animated discussions about a variety of books that touch on Jewish themes. And of course, when we’re done there’s always a little nosh. After all, this is a Jewish book group! The Danforth Jewish Reading Circle is open to all – no charge for members, $10 for non-members. An RSVP is necessary as we have to cap our numbers in order to continue meeting in the warmth and intimacy of fellow DJC Members’ homes*. To attend a meeting, all you have to do is drop us a line at djcreadingcircle@gmail.com – but please do so early. Space fills up quickly and names are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive a confirmation email with time and place details.

*Due to Covid-19 we aren’t sure yet if these gatherings will be in person or via Zoom. Feel free to reserve a spot, and we will keep you posted. 

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June 9
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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