Rutgers To Present Public Lecture On “Jewish Renaissance in the Russian Revolution,”

NEW BRUNSWICK – Kenneth B. Moss, the Felix Posen Chair of Modern Jewish History at Johns Hopkins University, will return to his alma mater to deliver a talk about the unlikely Jewish cultural renaissance that emerged between 1917 and 1921 in the midst of war and revolutionary upheaval in the Russian empire. Moss, a native of Metuchen, New Jersey, will discuss his new book, Jewish Renaissance in the Russian Revolution, which was awarded the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for best work of Jewish nonfiction by the National Jewish Book Council, and will explore the radically new vision of Jewish culture that emerged at the time.

The Toby and Herbert Stolzer Endowed Program, presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Trayes Hall at the Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick. The program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested.


Moss is the director of the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently at work on a new book, The Unchosen People: Jewish Life and Thought in the Age of the Nation.

For more information on the Bildner Center’s programs, visit To RSVP, email or call 1-732-932-2033. The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life connects the university with the community through public lectures, symposia, Jewish communal initiatives, cultural events, and teacher training.

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