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Abraham Lincoln and American Jewry
Start Date: 2/9/2014Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 2/9/2014

Event Description
Dr. Gary P. Zola will examine the evolving influence Lincoln has had on the American Jewish
community during the 19th and 20th centuries. He will discuss how many American Jews
became convinced that Lincoln’s personal traits and professional deportment made him a true
Jewish sojourner. Over the past 150 years, American Jewry “Judaized” Lincoln as Lincoln
“Americanized” the Jews, serving an important function in transforming American Jewish life.
Gary P. Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish
Archives (AJA) and Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati. The AJA is the world’s largest free-standing
research center dedicated solely to the study of the American Jewish experience.
Babysitting will be available.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Jewish Studies Center  (View Map)
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC
Phone: (843) 953-5682
Room: Arnold Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Mark Swick
Phone: 8439534930
Email: swickmn@cofc.edu

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