What: "Israel in the Public Square: American University Culture and the Image of Israel" -- A lecture at the University of North Texas by Steven Bayme, director of the American Jewish Committee's William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Life Department. Sponsored by UNT's Jewish andIsrael Studies Program
When: 4:30 p.m. March 29 (Tuesday)
Where: Room 455 of UNT's Eagle Student Services Center, 1147 Union Circle, Denton
Contact: Richard Golden, director of the Jewish and Israel Studies Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- More than half of Jewish students attending U.S. colleges and universities reported personally experiencing or witnessing prejudice or discrimination against Jews in the form of bigotry, bullying, defamation or hate crimes, according to a 2015 survey by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. The center asked more than 1,100 Jewish students about anti-Semitic actions during the previous six months.
A guest speaker at the University of North Texas will discuss how Israel is viewed by those on U.S. colleges and universities as part of the UNT Jewish and Israel Studies Program's "Oldest and Newest Hatred: Antisemitism – Anti-Israelism" series.
Steven Bayme, director of the William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Life Department for the American Jewish Committee, will discuss "Israel in the Public Square: American University Culture and the Image of Israel" March 29 (Tuesday). The free lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in Room 455 of UNT's Eagle Student Services Center, located at 1147 Union Circle in Denton.
Bayme is the author or co-editor of several publications, including "Jewish Arguments and Counter-Arguments," a volume of essays on contemporary Jewish life, and "Understanding Jewish History: Texts and Commentary," a survey of the Jewish historical experience. Currently a visiting faculty member at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in the Bronx, he has also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Queens College of the City University of New York and Yeshiva University, all in New York City, and at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.
Bayme has been widely cited in the media and was named to "The Forward's" annual list of the top 50 Jewish leaders three different times.