My So-Called Jewish Life, talk by journalist Jennifer Bleyer at UNCA

Press release

From UNC Asheville:

Jennifer Bleyer, a former New York Times reporter, will present a lecture, My So-Called Jewish Life, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mission Health System Mountain View Conference Room. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Bleyer is a journalist and an adjunct professor at New York University, and founder of the alternative Jewish magazine, Heeb. She has written for numerous publications, including Cosmopolitan, The Christian Science Monitor and Monocle. Her lecture will offer “ruminations on what sex, animation, Tumblr, knitting, punk rock, marijuana, EDM, atheism, feminism, anarchism, locavorism, alt comedy, soccer, reggae, tattoos, vintage clothes, Buddhism, street art, nail art, beards on non-Hasids, fiddlers off the roof and dogs and have to do with Judaism, and why, contrary to the fretting of some, it’s good for the Jews.”

Bleyer’s lecture is sponsored by the UNC Asheville Center for Jewish Studies and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. For more information contact the Center for Jewish Studies at 828.232.5027.


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