Numerous groups and communities around the world have adopted Judaism and/or Jewish practices over the centuries. This trend has accelerated since the advent of Israel in 1948. Who are these groups? How did they connect to Judaism, and why have some of them found a place in Israel while others haven’t? Sessions will cover the history and narrative of some of these groups, from Russia and Italy through Uganda and Madagascar to Peru and Venezuela.
Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.