“Global Judaism in Focus,” Colloquium w/ Dr. Alanna Cooper, March 6, 2013

“Global Judaism in Focus: Central Asia’s Bukharan Jews”
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 5pm
The Elie Wiesel Center/ 147 Bay State Rd/ Room JSC 201

Join cultural anthropologist Alanna E. Cooper, who will discuss her new book, Bukharan Jews and the Dynamic of Global Judaism. Dr. Cooper, who received her doctorate from BU’s anthropology department, will share stories from her work among Bukharan Jews in Central Asia, Israel and New York.  She offers an intimate portrayal of their Jewish experience, alongside a wide-angle lens on the maintenance of Jewish identity across the far reaches of the globe.

This event is free and open to the public, refreshments to follow. Co-sponsored by The Other Within, The Boston University Anthropology Department, and the Florence & Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University. For more information, contact Program Coordinator, Sarah Leventer, at othrwthn@bu.edu

Hope to see you there!