Glencoe's Aitz Hayim to Feature Insights from Jewish Scholar Steven T. Katz who Maintains that while America Celebrated the Roaring 20s the World was on a Path toward Destruction.
Steven T. Katz, the distinguished head of the Eli Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies at Boston University, will return to Aitz Hayim on Yom HaShoah weekend, November 16 and 17th at Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. He will present his view that while the 1920's seemed exciting and exotic, in Germany, the Weimar Republic was setting the tone for economic failure and the rise of a populist leader.
The United States was becoming isolationist and shutting its doors to refugees, even as the American Jewish Socialist party was on the rise and anti-semitism grew in Europe and in America.
The November 16 program begins with Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:30pm, followed by a catered Shabbat dinner at 7:30pm. At 8:15pm, Professor Katz will present his program. The cost of the Shabbat dinner is $20.00 and reservations are required by November 14, 2018.
For more information on both programs visit www.aitzhayim.org or call 847.835.3232.