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Owning Our Culture: How Jews Can Thrive in 21st-Century America
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 7:00pm
The Harold Schnitzer Family Judaic Studies Program at Portland State
University presents:

*The Third Annual Gus & Libby Solomon Lecture
Professor Alan Mintz
"Owning Our Culture: How Jews Can Thrive in 21st-Century America" *
*Thursday, April 10
7:00 pm
The Native American Student and Community Center
PSU Campus
710 SW Jackson Street*

From his role in launching the alternative Jewish press as a student in the 1960s to his contributions today as one of the most respected voices in Jewish literary scholarship, Professor Alan Mintz has always thought and written passionately and provocatively about the challenges of Jewish survival and the richness of Jewish culture. He is the cofounder of two seminal Jewish intellectual journals, Response and Prooftexts, and has authored or edited seven books on topics ranging from modern
Hebrew literature to the shaping of Holocaust memory in American popular culture.

As the recipient of grants from the National Foundation for the Humanities and the Avi Chai Foundation, he has been a leader in Holocaust educational development, and Hebrew immersion training for day school educators. He joined the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he holds the Chana Kekst Professorship in Hebrew Literature, after ten years as the Braun Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at Brandeis University. His current research centers
on the history of Hebrew in America, and its lessons for the future of Jewish culture and identity.


*Contact information:*
Linda Maizels
Adjunct Faculty and Community Outreach Coordinator for Judaic Studies
lmaizels@pdx.edu
503-725-4023