Feb 03 2022


1:30 pm

Gleams and Shadows of Jewish life in France

France has currently the largest Jewish population in Europe. Paris-born Emmanuelle Stein will describe what pluralistic Judaism looks like through the eyes of a young Jewish woman and activist for human rights.

She will provide an overview of the Jewish presence in France from the Middle Ages to present day, including the several waves of immigration (mainly from Eastern Europe and North Africa) that makes most of today’s community. French Jewish history successively alternated between periods of tolerance and prosperity and the ordeal of insecurity and anti-Semitism, with both phenomena sometimes coexisting in parallel. We will also learn about the story of her family in France, before, during and after the Second World War.

Finally, Emmanuelle will tell us about her experience nowadays in Paris, as member of the conservative congregation, as a former employee of the Jewish Community of France (FUSJ) and as a Director of the NGO “Exilophone”, dedicated to the integration of refugees.

A compelling journey adorned with an artistic focus and full of anecdotes.




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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 03 2022
  • Time: 1:30 pm

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