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Imagine the Jewish Future: Judaism in the 21st Century

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2012.

Worldwide, the number of Jews is stagnant. Decimated by the Inquisition, the Holocaust, high intermarriage rates and low birth rates, Jews now comprise only 0.2% of the world's people. In focusing our attention on traditional demographic models and Eastern European definitions of Jewish behavior and belonging, we miss out on the ways in which communities and individuals are Jewish in the modern world. Join us on our journey as we discover some of our lesser-known fellow Jews around the world and explore the multicultural reality that is American Jewry today.

See the full program What Color are Jews? Exploring the Diversity of Our Community Locally and Globally here.


# Sessions
Date & time

Wednesday, February 22
7:30 - 9:00 pm

$18 for the public
Free for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 22 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Diane Tobin


Temple Sinai

2808 Summit Street

Oakland, CA 94609



Diane Tobin

Diane TobinDiane Kaufmann Tobin is the Founder/CEO of Be’chol Lashon, an initiative of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research, which grew out of the Study of Ethnic and Racial Diversity in America. Based in San Francisco, with an office in New York and representatives world-wide, Be’chol Lashon advocates for a more racial, ethnic and culturally inclusive Jewish community. She is the author of In Every Tongue: The Racial & Ethnic Diversity of the Jewish People (2005). Before co-founding the Institute for Jewish & Community Research with her late husband Dr. Gary Tobin z’l (1994), Ms. Tobin was the president of Kaufmann Design, specializing in publishing, corporate identity, and marketing (1980-1990). She has served as a community leader including president of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (1986—1989). Diane Tobin is the mother of six children, including an adopted African American son.