Talks


Jewish Voices

Tuesday, November 4, 7:30pm

Established in 1999, Jewish Voices is an annual event with readings by prominent Jewish poets and writers who share from their personal collections in OJMCHE's auditorium. more »

Dan McMillan | HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?

Thursday, November 6, 7 p.m.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 WAC, OHS, OJMCHE members
Oregon Historical Society, Pavilion, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Buy Tickets   Add to Calendar /experience/talk-2014-11-06-dan-mcmillan-lecture 11/06/2014 11/06/2014 6 OJM Event - Dan McMillan | HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? While there is no shortage of excellent scholarship and historical research on the Holocaust, there has been little that has adequately answered the vital question: How was such a nightmare possible in the heart of Western civilization? Historian Dan McMillan distills the vast body of Holocaust research into a compelling analysis that looks at a combination of factors—from Germany's failure to become a democracy until 1918, to the widespread acceptance of anti-Semitism and scientific racism, aftermath of World War I, and the class and political divisions it produced. Oregon Historical Society, Pavilion, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland OJM info@ojm.org true MM/DD/YYYY | RSVP

While there is no shortage of excellent scholarship and historical research on the Holocaust, there has been little that has adequately answered the vital question: How was such a nightmare possible in the heart of Western civilization? Historian Dan McMillan distills the vast body of Holocaust research into a compelling analysis that looks at a combination of factors—from Germany's failure to become a democracy until 1918, to the widespread acceptance of anti-Semitism and scientific racism, aftermath of World War I, and the class and political divisions it produced. more »

Oren Kosansky Lecture for Portland Jewish Book Month
We are All Sons of Adam...and other Stories from Morocco

Wednesday, November 12, 7:00pm

Ticket Info: General Public: $5; OJMCHE and IJS Members: Free with RSVP

Buy Tickets   Add to Calendar /experience/talk-2014-11-12-pjbm-oren-kosansky-lecture 11/12/2014 11/12/2014 6 OJM Event - Oren Kosansky Lecture for Portland Jewish Book Month
We are All Sons of Adam...and other Stories from Morocco
Between idealized portraits of Jewish-Muslim civility in Morocco and presumptions about primordial religious antagonisms which shape the sociopolitical scene in the Middle East there lies a much more nuanced reality. Rather than searching for an elusive master key in understanding interactions between Jews and Muslims, Dr. Kosansky will explore some of the diverse processes which continue to characterize religious co-existence in Morocco.
This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Judaic Studies and is a part of the Portland Jewish Book Month.
1953 NW Kearney St. OJM info@ojm.org true MM/DD/YYYY
| RSVP

Between idealized portraits of Jewish-Muslim civility in Morocco and presumptions about primordial religious antagonisms which shape the sociopolitical scene in the Middle East there lies a much more nuanced reality. Rather than searching for an elusive master key in understanding interactions between Jews and Muslims, Dr. Kosansky will explore some of the diverse processes which continue to characterize religious co-existence in Morocco.
This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Judaic Studies and is a part of the Portland Jewish Book Month. more »