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Black Americans, Jewish Americans Book Club (Session 1)

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Event graphic featuring the book covers of The Human Stain by Philip Roth and Passing by Nella Larsen

The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University will hold a virtual book club in conjunction with the interdisciplinary symposium that it held in March, “Black Americans, Jewish Americans: Historical Intersections, Collisions, and Passings.”

The book club, which is free and open to the public, will consist of two sessions. On June 5, participants will focus on The Human Stain by Philip Roth. On June 26, participants will focus on Passing by Nella Larsen.

The sessions will include discussion of key points and themes in each book, as well as comparisons between the two novels, guided by Donavan Ramon, an assistant professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the fall 2023 Bildner Visiting Scholar at Rutgers.

The event is presented in partnership with the New Brunswick Free Public Library, the New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee, and the Rutgers New Brunswick Libraries. Participants should read the books prior to the event and must RSVP for each session separately.

RSVP Required


June 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
(848) 932-2033
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