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Expert to discuss pluralism in American Judaism at Connecticut College Oct. 1

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Deborah Dash Moore, the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan, will give a talk, "Pluralism in American Judaism: Historical Perspectives," at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library, Connecticut College. The event is free and open to the public.

Moore, who also serves as the director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, specializes in 20th-century American Jewish history. She is the author of "At Home in America: Second Generation New York Jews," which explores how the children of immigrants created an ethnic world that blended elements of Jewish and American culture, and "To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L.A." Her most recent book, "GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation," charts the lives of 15 young Jewish men as they faced military service and tried to make sense of its demands.

This memorial lecture, which is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Officer of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Eastern Connecticut Jewish Federation, celebrates the life and work of Jerry Alan Winter, the Lucretia L. Allyn Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Connecticut College, who passed away on March 31, 2009. A former chair of the sociology department, Winter conducted much of his research on contemporary and American Judaism.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college´s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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September 21, 2009