Historian to speak on Turkish Jewry at Congregation B’nai Israel
Sunday, November 22 – 11:15 AM: Social Hall at CBI
Speaker: Professor Louis Fishman
Topic: Turkish Jews: Between Citizens and the “Other”
Dr. Louis Fishman is an Assistant Professor of History at Brooklyn College, CUNY. He received his BA from University of Haifa, and his MA and PHD in Middle East History from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Fishman has written extensively on Turkish, Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs. His articles and expertise on Turkish Jewry have been cited in the New York Times, the Forward, and Haaretz as well as in scholarly articles and books. Recent work has focused on modern Turkey and the future of the Sephardic Jewish community there. He currently divides his time between New York, Istanbul and Tel Aviv.
This lecture is open to the public. All are welcome. There is a $5 fee for those who are not members of Congregation B’nai Israel.
Bagels and coffee will be served.
Sponsor: Sponsored by CBI Adult Education.