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Remix Judaism: Preserving Tradition in a Diverse World with Roberta Kwall

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April 5, 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Remix Judaism

Join Congregation Emanu El as we host Roberta Rosenthal Kwall via Zoom as she discusses the thesis of her widely acclaimed new book, Remix Judaism: Preserving Tradition in a Diverse World, and how it applies to individuals, parents and grandparents seeking to deepen their connection to Jewish tradition outside of strict compliance with the rules of Jewish law.

Her book demonstrates how developing a richer set of culturally religious norms in the home can provide a foundation for transmissible Jewish tradition and invites readers to construct their own Jewish journeys with greater mindfulness and intentionality.

Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor at DePaul University College of Law. She graduated from the Brown University with a major in Religious Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also has a master’s degree in Jewish Studies. Kwall is an internationally renowned scholar and lecturer and has published over 30 scholarly articles and book chapters on a wide variety of topics including Jewish law and culture, authorship rights, and intellectual property.

Remix Judaism is Kwall’s third publication following The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition and The Soul of Creativity. Kwall is a keen observer of the American Jewish community and has also written numerous OpEds and articles on topics of general interest. Her popular writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and most of the major Jewish media venues such as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Commentary Magazine, The Jerusalem Report, The Jerusalem Post, The Forward, The Jewish Week, The Lehrhaus, The Jewish Journal, Kveller, and eJewish Philanthropy.

To join Emanu El for this online presentation, we ask that you RSVP online. A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the presentation to all participants.

For more information, contact Jason Plotkin at jasonp@emanuelhouston.org or 713.535.6414.