In this new century, the world is reinventing how they express their beliefs. Be it cultural, religious, visually or artistically, people are innovating new mediums in which to express oneself and connect with the world.
“People of the Face(book): How Young Adults are Reinventing Jewish Identity” will focus on how Jewish young adults are redefining what it is to be Jewish in the 21st century during a discussion on Monday, Nov. 29 at Cal State Northridge.
The lecture, being led by Tobin Belzer, is scheduled to take place in Sierra Hall room 314 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Sierra Hall is located in the east side of campus at 18111 Nordhoff Street in Northridge.
The lecture will explore how Jewish youth are expressing their identities through writing books and blogs, creating alternative publications, prayer communities, home-based social organizations, making films, visual art and music.
The talk will examine the ways they are transforming tradition and changing the nature of American Jewish organizational culture in the process.
Belzer is a research associate at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California and a senior research associate at the Berman Center for Research and Evaluation at JESNA (Jewish Education Service of North America).
The lecture is free and parking at CSUN is $6. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call (818) 677-4724 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.