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Jun 17 2024


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Jews in the American Political and Public Square

Part of our summer learning series JTS Alumni in the World: Scholarship and Impact 

Monday, June 17
1:00–2:30 p.m. ET 

With Dr. Lauren Strauss (Kekst Graduate School ’04), Professor of Modern Jewish History, American University

The Zoom link for all sessions in the JTS Alumni in the World: Scholarship and Impact series will be in the confirmation email that you receive after you register.


Dr. Lauren B. Strauss is a professor of modern Jewish history, specializing in American Jewish cultural and political history. She holds a PhD in modern Jewish studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, an MA in international relations from Yale University, and a BA from Brandeis University. Dr. Strauss teaches courses on American Jewish politics, popular culture, and women’s history, and on Yiddish culture, post-Emancipation Jewish history, and modern Jewish travel. She is a frequent community lecturer and has taught many adult education classes in the D.C. area.

About the Series

Join esteemed JTS alumni to hear about the important contributions they are making through their work as scholars and thought leaders in their field. Through their engagement with Jewish text, history, and thought, they are enhancing the spiritual and personal lives of individuals, building more inclusive communities, and preparing the leaders of tomorrow, ensuring a stronger Jewish future.