Falmouth Jewish Congregation will host a free, virtual Jewish Book Council author talk with political scientist Kenneth Wald, author of “The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism,” winner of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award. Herb Weisberg, author of “The Politics of American Jews” and a fellow observer of American Jewish voting patterns, will join Dr. Wald in conversation.

This Zoom-based event, a partnership between Falmouth Jewish Congregation, the Vilna Shul (Boston) and the Worcester Jewish Community Center, will take place on Monday, November 30, at 7 PM. Participants can register at https://vilnashul.org/events/event/the-foundations-of-american-jewish-liberalism-with-author-kenneth-wald

Dr. Wald’s provocative book seeks to answer this conundrum—why Jews, one of America’s most-affluent and upwardly mobile ethnic groups, have continued to vote against what would appear to be their class interest. Dr. Wald will introduce his book and also comment on the recent election and the impact of American Jews on the results. The event will begin with a brief presentation by Dr. Wald, followed by a conversation between Dr. Wald and Mr. Weisman, and finally a question-and-answer session for participants.

For more information visit www.falmouthjewish.org or the Falmouth Jewish Congregation Facebook page, or call 508-540-0602.

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