Feinstein Center for American Jewish History News

photo of Jodi Kantor on stage at mitten hall addressing audience

Jodi Kantor was one of two investigative reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story for the New York Times in 2017. In a Mitten Hall talk attended by hundreds of Temple students, Kantor spoke about the legacy of her report and the future of the #MeToo movement.

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A few weeks ago, leaders from across the Jewish professional world in Philadelphia gathered at Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History to participate in a workshop about structuring effective and rewarding internships. I led the workshop, which I focused on the value of project-based internships. I also used the session as a way to familiarize those in attendance with Feinstein’s educational objectives. 

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photo of Eli Valley presenting to audience

Comic artist and writer Eli Valley was a recent guest of CLA’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. While on campus, he shared his Diaspora Boy comics with students and discussed his criticism of Zionist views of diaspora Jews.

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graphic of sign that reads "The Future is Female"

Catherine Rottenberg is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and the author of The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism. In a recent College of Liberal Arts visit, Rottenberg identified the ways in which neoliberalism is affecting feminism.

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In the late 1960s, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) saw it a priority to take a public stance regarding gun control legislation. While cases of local antisemitic incidents often included violence, they did not generally include firearms. However, in June 1968, gun control legislation was on the JCRC Board of Directors meeting agenda resulting in the board adopting a policy in support of stricter gun control legislation. The primary motivating factors appear to have been two-fold. First, the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F.

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