Singing in the Streets, Posting Viral Tweets: 21st-Century Jewish Activism(s), Beyond the Headlines

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
March 1, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Social History / Studies, Digital Humanities

Lex Rofeberg is a Jewish educator and organizer who serves as Strategic Initiatives Coordinator of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, and as co-host of its Judaism Unbound podcast. He came to Judaism Unbound in 2015 after a two-year Education Fellowship at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, based in Jackson, Mississippi. In recent years, he has participated in Jewish activism through his involvement in the groups IfNotNow and Never Again Action, and has served in advisory capacities for the American Jewish Peace Archive, Tikkun Olam Productions, Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations and Mitzvah Matzos. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin who currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island, Lex was ordained as a rabbi through ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and he received his certificate in Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement from Hebrew College. Some of his particular areas of interest include: digital Judaism, contemporary Jewish activism, interfaith families, and the intersection of Jewish practice with sports fandom.