Marva Shalev Marom | Jews and Race - A Second Exodus: Ethiopian Jews in Israel Between Religion, Nation and State

Thursday, December 3rd 2020, 4:00pm
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

Please join us on December 3rd for this online event as part of our 2020-2021 Jews and Race Series with special guest Marva Shalev Marom.

Watch the Video Here

Marva Shalev Marom is a PhD student at Stanford Graduate School of Education, in the concentration of Education and Jewish Studies (EdJS) and Race Inequality and Language in Education (RILE). For over a decade, Marva created music education programs in collaboration with Ethiopian Israeli youths in the Tel Aviv periphery. At the same time, she acquired an MA in religious studies from Tel Aviv University, focusing on mystical scripture in Hebrew and Sanskrit. Her dissertation is a community-based research project done in collaboration with four Ethiopian Israeli teenage girls. Together, they explore the identity formation of Ethiopian Israelis in the religious track of Israel’s public-school system, in the context of statewide policies that are exclusive and discriminatory of dark-skinned Jews. Considering the intersection of Jewishness and Blackness from their powerful perspective, as Black, Jewish, Ethiopian, Israeli young women, illuminates their agency and resilience, and mirrors rapturous tensions between religious, national and state definitions of Jewishness in Israel.


This event is part of a series on Jews and Race during the 2020-2021 academic year, a collaboration of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, the Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies.


This event is online only