A Guide to Jewish Folklore and Ethnology at the 2022 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting News
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by Simon Bronner, Convener of the AFS Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section

Attending the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Tulsa, October 12-15, 2022? Keep in mind these events and presentations on Jewish folklore and ethnology:

Thursday, October 13, 6:00–8:00 pm: Dinner in the Sukkah and Lecture by Gabrielle Berlinger on Sukkah at Tulsa’s Congregation B’nai Emunah. Reserve your spot

Friday, October 14, 10:30 am–12:30 pmPanel—Contemporary Jewish Folklore: Re-Thinking Community Practices and Identity (location: Director 3).

  • 10:30 “The Huppah as Object and Symbol in Contemporary American Culture”
    Simon J. Bronner (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
  • 10:45 Zoom Seders, Zoom Shul, and Hybrid Celebrations: Narratives in Jewish Practice during the Pandemic
    Hanna Griff-Sleven (New School, NY NY)
  • 11:00 Deliberately Jewish: Jewish Identities and Expressive Cultures in St. John’s, NL
    Jillian Gould (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Saturday, October 15, 2:30–4:30 pm: Panel on Examining Folk and Fairy Tales with papers on Jewish Folktales from Morocco by Marc Eliany and Socrery, Soil, and the Jew in the Blue Fairy Book’s “The Bronze Ring,” by Veronic Schanoes (location: Director 5).

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