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Wealth and Poverty in the Jewish Tradition Topic of Symposium

Wealth and Poverty in the Jewish Tradition is the theme of this year’s Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium on Oct. 27 and 28. This is the 26th year for the symposium, which aims to bring the Jewish and Catholic communities together and is sponsored by Creighton University, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska at Lincoln and The Jewish Federation of Omaha.

The keynote presenter at the symposium is Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University, Hasia Diner, who will present “Peddlers, the Great Jewish Migration, and the Riddle of Economic Success” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Jewish Community Center.

Additional topics during the symposium range from “Korah and Moses as Rich People” to “The High Cost of Being Jewish,” from “Poverty and Wealth in American Jewish Films” to “Care for the Poor in Early Rabbinic Judaism.”

Events on Oct. 27 take place at The Jewish Community Center between 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. while events on Oct. 28 are held at Creighton University Skutt Student Center between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.creighton.edu/klutznick or contact the Klutznick office at 402-280-2303.