Against the chaotic backdrops of the COVID-19 pandemic, the uptick in antisemitism, and the re-envisioning of gathering, making Jewish choices has been different than ever before. In this interactive session we'll explore the Jewish choices that we make every day - how we present Jewishly (or not), mark Jewish time, and create Jewish spaces in our lives. In thinking about our Jewish decisions and possible dilemmas, we'll unpack the question of how our Jewish identities + journeys are shaped by, and subsequently shape, our current circumstances.
Jewish Choices in 2022
Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath is a lifelong Jewish educator and learner. Samantha is the Senior Director of Knowledge, Ideas, and Learning at The Jewish Education Project, and is an alumna of Gratz College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Pardes Experiential Educators Program. Her doctoral research focused on Jewish identity development in unaffiliated Gen Z-ers, and is the basis for her forthcoming book, #antisemitism: Coming of Age During the Resurgence of Hate. Samantha can most often be found hosting Shabbat dinners, knitting, and working her way through a never-ending reading list. She lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and two rescue dogs.