SOUTH ORANGE — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will host Robert Zaretsky, professor of history at the Honors College, University of Houston, for its monthly Shabbat Service with a Scholar program on Friday, Dec. 9. Zaretsky will discuss “The Rise of a New Form of Anti-Semitism in France.” He will share insights about the changing situation for French Jews during the synagogue’s evening service, which starts at 6 p.m. He will continue his discussion during dinner, which starts at 7.
An expert in the field of modern European intellectual and cultural history, Zaretsky has authored and co-authored several books, including “France and its Empire Since 1870,” “Albert Camus: Elements of a Life” and “A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning.” He is a contributing editor at the Jewish Daily Forward and history editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, and a frequent contributor to major media outlet, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe.
The evening service is free and open to all. Advance reservations for the dinner are required and admission is charged. Dinner registration and details are online at https://www.tsti.org/calendar/dinner-with-scholar-robert-saretsky.
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel is located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange. For more information, visit www.tsti.org.