Historical look offered at American Jews

Dr. Joellyn Zollman will speak for the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s Scholar Lectures on Jewish Studies at the Schulman Auditorium of the Carlsbad Dove Library at 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Courtesy photo

CARLSBAD — The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s Scholar Lectures on Jewish Studies in Carlsbad continues with Joellyn Zollman at 7 p.m. Jan. 14, in the Schulman Auditorium of the Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, with the focus on “American Jews and the Civil War.”In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this talk will examine the conflict with the aid of newly published sources. By examining the events of the Civil War though the lens of the Jewish experience, attendees can deepen their understanding of the 19th century American Jewish community.

Zollman holds a Ph.D. in Jewish history from Brandeis University. Her dissertation, completed in 2002, is a history of American synagogue gift shops. This topic incorporates two of her areas of specialization, Jewish art and Jewish history. Professionally, Zollman has worked with the Jewish material culture collections at the Smithsonian Institution, the Skirball Museum, and The American Jewish Historical Society. Locally, she has taught classes on Jewish history, American religion, and religious art and architecture at San Diego State University, UCSD and the Center for Jewish Culture.

The Scholar Lectures on Jewish Studies is a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, co-sponsored by Jewish Federation of San Diego County and Leichtag Foundation. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information on this or future talks in the series, contact the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at (858) 362-1327 or sdcjc.org.

 

 

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