Koschitzky Centre and History of Indigenous Peoples Network collaborate for book launch event

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Join the Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies and the History of Indigenous Peoples Network for their first-ever collaborative program, an interview and discussion with Professor David Koffman about his new book, The Jews’ Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism, and Belonging in America (Rutgers University Press, 2019).

The book launch and interview will take place April 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., Kaneff Tower, seventh floor, York University.

Koffman is an associate professor in the Department of History and the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry. His undergraduate courses include “Worry & Wonder: Jewish Politics, Culture & Religion in Canada,” “A Convenient Hatred: Antisemitism Before, During and After the Holocaust,” “God/USA: Religion in America Since 1491,” “Making Money” and “History of Me: The Genealogy Seminar.”

His current research projects examine circumcision debates at the intersection of medicine and religion, and the history of Jewish mayors in Canada. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Canadian Jewish Studies and associate director of the Centre for Jewish Studies.

Koffman will be interviewed by York University professors Carolyn Podruchny and Kalman Weiser.

RSVP to cjs@yorku.ca. The event is free and open to the public.