Jews in the 1960s : Civil Rights and the Suburbs

Rabbi Robert L. Tobin

Jews in the 1960s : Civil Rights and the Suburbs picture

Jews were in the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 1960's as both activists and advocates. Yet more often than not, this embrace of civil rights was contradicted by their choices of neighborhoods and towns.

Race, Justice, and Equality are once again topics of tremendous public focus in America. Yet the presumed alliance between Jews and other minorities in the 1960's is often questioned or denied today. How did we get here?

Learn with Rabbi Tobin the separate and unequal narratives about Jews and civil rights that have developed in the last 50 years in America.

Rabbi Tobin, a master teacher, was ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1999. He holds four university degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University; an M.A. in Religion from Syracuse University; a Master's of Hebrew Letters from the University of Judaism (now "American Jewish University"); and an M.A. in Judaic Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary