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Sunday, November 21 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jews, Canada and the Sense of Home

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Has there ever been a better home for Jews than Canada? By certain measures, Canada might be the most socially welcoming, economically secure, and religiously tolerant country for Jews in the diaspora, past or present. A new book, No Better Home? Jews, Canada, and the Sense of Belonging, takes this audacious question seriously, while also exploring the many contested meanings of the idea of "home." In this talk Professor David S. Koffman, a contributor to the book and its editor, discusses how the book came to be, and offers some insights on the unique characteristics and qualities of Canadian Jewry foregrounding what the Canadian experience has to teach about Jewish modernity.

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David Koffman

David S. Koffman is the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry, and an associate professor in the Department of History at York University, where he teaches courses on Canadian Jewish history, religion in American life, the meanings of money, genealogy as history... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST