CAA Hosts Intermarriage Speaker Series

Congregation Agudas Achim’s speaker series this fall and winter will focus on intermarriage and interfaith families. The discussion will begin Sunday, Nov. 12, with social psychologist Leonard Saxe of Brandeis University, who will present his latest findings on intermarriage and offer his perspective on the religious landscape ahead.

Saxe, director of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis, focuses his research on Jewish identity, education and socio-demography.

Saxe has been a Fulbright Professor at the University of Haifa. He received the American Psychological Association’s Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions in the Public Interest. In 2012, he was awarded the Marshall Sklare prize for his lifetime contributions to the social scientific study of Jewry. Saxe has written more than 300 articles and books.

The Nov. 12 event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning with breakfast and Saxe’s presentation, followed by a panel discussion, including CAA’s Rabbi Neil Blumofe.

Breakfast is $10 and an RSVP to Cameron Nudleman at cameron.nudleman@caa-austin.org or 512-735-8418 is requested.

Series sponsors receive reserved seating and complimentary breakfast for the November and January programs. Sponsorships at the $180 minimum level for one or two people help defray speaker travel costs. ■

To become a sponsor, contact Jerry Becker at jerry.becker@caa-austin.org.

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