Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life

Coalition SPEAKER SERIES, “Why the Jewish Vote Matters,” Professor Stephen J. Whitfield

October 17, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Professor Stephen Whitfield is a professor emeritus of American Civilization at Brandeis University. His expertise and interest is the intersection of politics and ideas in 20th century America, with a focus on Jewish history. Professor Whitfield will trace the movement of the Jewish vote between the Democratic and Republican parties. He will discuss what makes the Jewish vote so singular, the persistence of Jewish liberalism, the impact of FDR on the Jewish vote and how Israel influences the pattern of Jewish voting.

Professor Whitfield was awarded two Fulbright professorships and taught in Belgium, Israel, France and Germany.  In 2004, he became the first Allianz Visiting Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich to offer courses in American Jewish studies.  He has written numerous books and received awards for his outstanding teaching.

All are welcome to join us for what is sure to be another terrific Speaker Series session!

With gratitude to our generous Coalition sponsors.

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