Historical Origins and Developmental Patterns of African American Jewry

Wednesdays, January 24 - March 28
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Earl Bowen

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This course captures significant historical and religious developmental patterns of African American Jewry in the United States and delineates spiritual and psychological connections to Jewish practices over the course of the past century. In addition, the course will explore myths, misperceptions, and the authenticity of African American Jewry through the lens of teshuvah and through the systematic unveiling of Black Hebrewisms in American life and culture. This course will advance knowledge, deepen understanding, convene conversations and augment comprehensive narratives in relation to the etiology and development of African American Jewry and the diverse nature of Jewish life.