The first part of the program will feature the documentary film "From Swastika to Jim Crow,"
which focuses on Jewish refugee scholars of World War II who taught at HBCUs. This has been for decades the only known story of Jews at HBCUs.
The second half of the program will address Wendy's doctoral research (PhD, OSU 2016), which paints a new picture of this fascinating phenomenon, dating the start of the Jewish involvement decades before World War II with American-born Jews.
Wendy is the Charles K. & Esther C. Krieger Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies at Defiance College and the Executive Director of the Indiana Jewish Historical Society. She also chairs the Temple’s Adult Education Committee.
This program is part of the Temple's Hot Topics Shabbat series sponsored by the Temple's Social Action Committee and the Adult Education Committee with support from the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation.