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The Trump Presidency, American Jewry and Israel
Tuesday, December 7, 2021: 12pm- 12:45pm

Dec 7, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Steven Winmueller
Steven Windmueller is an emeritus professor of Jewish communal studies at HUC-JIR, Los Angeles. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Windmueller served the Jewish community in a number of prominent roles. Trained as a political scientist, he has authored five books and numerous articles. Steven has devoted much of his research to studying communal trends, Jewish political behavior, and American anti-Semitism. Through his involvement with the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Dr. Windmueller has taught in Israel, Uruguay, Germany and Mexico. In 2014, he had occasion to lecture at five universities in the Peoples Republic of China. Most recently, Steven has served as guest editor for the Casden Institute’s 2021 annual that addressed the impact of Donald Trump’s Presidency on American Jewry and Israel.
Saba Soomekh
Dr. Saba Soomekh is the Associate Director at AJC-LA and a lecturer at The Academy for Jewish Religion-CA, where she teaches Religious Studies and Middle Eastern History courses. Dr. Soomekh teaches and writes extensively on World Religions, Women and Religion, intersectionality and its impact on the Jewish community, and the geo-politics of the Middle East. In the summer of 2019, Dr. Soomekh was a Scholar-in-Residence at Oxford University with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy. She is the editor of the book Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America (Purdue University Press, 2016) and the author of the book From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture (SUNY Press, 2012), which was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award in the Religion category.