No Better Home for the Jews…than Canada

October 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – October 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Project Lead: David Koffman
Event date/time/location: Sunday, October 22, 5-9pm - CJS lounge, 7th floor of the Kaneff Tower
Event date/time/location: Monday, October 23, 2017, all day - Kaneff Tower, room 519

Canada might be the most socially harmonious, economically secure, politically inviting, physically safe, and religiously tolerant home for Jews than any other State that has ever existed. What criteria ought to be used for such audacious comparisons? What does a good home for Jews look like? Prominent Jewish Studies scholars will bring their range of disciplinary perspectives, and diverse areas of expertise to bear on taking Canada seriously. Some will draw out comparisons between specific so-called Gold Age “homes” of Jewish life and Canada, while others will approach the question more abstractly. Several leading Canadian Jewish Studies scholars will respond.