York ’s Centre for Jewish Studies debuts series exploring multi-ethnic religious community

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The Israel & Golda Koschtizky Centre for Jewish Studies, Hillel York, Hasbara Fellowships, and Jewish& have collaborated for “Jewish Parts Unknown: Jewish And,” part of the student-forward series, which will examine ethnic diversity of Jewish communities at York’s Zac Kaye lounge.

Half-Jewish? Quarter-Jewish? How does an ethno-religious community accommodate members who see themselves in layers, not fractions? Hear from York students whose religious, cultural and ethnic identities include, but are not limited to, “Jewish.”

The event includes a panel discussion led by Lauren Schreiber Sasaki, founder and director of Jewish& at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Her program seeks to gather and support interfaith, multi-cultural, and mixed heritage folks and families, bringing them together for Jewish exploration, education and celebration.

The event takes place on Feb. 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 442 of the Student Centre. Free tickets are required for admittance, click here to register.