Community Relations Annual Meeting to Focus on Antisemitism

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Event will feature Dara Horn, author of People Love Dead Jews: Reports From a Haunted Present

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee will host their 75th Annual Meeting and Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 pm. The event will feature Dara Horn, author of People Love Dead Jews: Reports From a Haunted Present. Both virtual and in-person options are available for this free community event.

Horn will join Noah Bickart, PhD, visiting assistant professor - theology and religious studies at John Carroll University, in conversation about her award-winning book about contemporary antisemitism. Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists, she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet.

“In a time when antisemitism is on the rise in the United States and worldwide, we are grateful to host Dara Horn in Cleveland for what will surely be a thought-provoking look into contemporary antisemitism,” said Jennifer Tramer, event co-chair.

“I look forward to gathering with the Jewish and Greater Cleveland community, both online and in-person, to explore this timely topic and recognize the Community Relation’s Committee’s milestone 75th year,” said Kevin Lurie, event co-chair.

The in-person event will take place at Green Road Synagogue (2437 S Green Road, Beachwood). In-person attendees have the option of pre-ordering a signed copy of Horn’s book to receive at the event for $18. Masks will be required for all individuals attending the event and all eligible adults must be vaccinated.

Pre-registration is required to attend. For more information or to register, please visit www.jewishcleveland.org.

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