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Sixth & I – Sanctuary

CANCELED: The Election and the Jews

Oct 19, 2016 • 7:00 pm ET
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled. Those who purchased tickets will be refunded.

The run-up to the 2016 presidential election leaves many Jews feeling unsettled. Racial and social tensions are at the highest they’ve been in decades. The political cycle has brought the extremists out of the woodwork. Israel, once considered a bi-partisan issue, is now being used as a wedge.

The Washington Post’s Outlook editor, Adam B. Kushner, hosts a wide-ranging conversation about the role(s) of Jews and the Jewish community in this election with:
Erica Brown – Jewish educator, author, and director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at George Washington University
William Daroff – Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Director of the Washington Office of The Jewish Federations of North America
Franklin Foer – Contributing Editor to Slate.com and former Editor of The New Republic
Rebecca Goldstein – Philosopher, MacArthur Fellow, author of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away

How will Jews vote in the upcoming election? How does Jewish identity inform people’s voting choices, historically and now? What are the issues that influence Jewish voters’ choices? With which other demographic groups are Jews aligned in this election; from which ones are they alienated? How fair are the comparisons that link 2016 to 1968 or 1933?

This discussion will be timed to dovetail the presidential debate starting at 9:00 pm EST. Following the conversation, watch the debate together at a nearby location (to be announced).