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York@BethDavid: Jewish-Indigenous Encounters in Canada: An Entangled History

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7 Iyyar 5784

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Please note change in date for Session #2.

Session #2

Jews and Indigenous People: An Entangled Canadian History with Professor David Koffman

The broad history of Jewish-Indigenous encounters in Canada, which offers a wide-angle introduction to numerous interactions of the 18th century, including those of settlers and fur traders, up to our present moment of national reconciliation. We will touch on several emblematic moments of this entwined history from coast to coast to coast. 


Dr. David Koffman is the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry in the Department of history, an Associate Professor in the Department of History at York University , the Associate Director of the Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University and Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes

He is the author of The Jews’ Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism, and Belonging in America (Rutgers University Press, 2019), and the editor of and contributor to two books, No Better Home? Jews, Canada, and the Sense of Belonging (University of Toronto Press, 2021), and Promised Lands North and South: Jewish Canada and Jewish Argentina in Conversation (Brill Press, 2023) in addition to 3 new book contributions.


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