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The 2020 Elections and the Jewish Vote

Thursday, Oct 15 | 12:00 PM
J @Home Virtual Program

Dr. Steven WindmuellerThe results of the November election are not only important for us as a society, but also for our own community. Toward that end, Dr. Steven Windmueller has begun an election analysis, “The Wind Election Report.” 

As a political scientist, his work in Jewish political behavior has been central to his research and writings. His 2014 book publication, The Quest for Power, seeks not only to define the nature of Judaism as a political system, but to demonstrate how Jews have historically governed themselves over the course of their complex historical journey. That work examines how different Jewish communities interacted with the public square, creating a body of practice helpful to their role in modern politics.

This nonpartisan Zoom analysis of this November’s election is designed to inform audiences about the diverse and significant roles Jews are and have played in American politics.

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About Dr. Windmueller

Dr. Steven Windmueller is the Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies at the Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Prior to coming to HUC, Dr. Windmueller had served on the staff of the American Jewish Committee (1969-1972), directed the Albany (NY) Jewish Federation (1973-1985), and the JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Committee) of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation (1985-1995).

During his tenure at the College, Dr. Windmueller served for ten years as the Director of its School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and in 2005 was named to the deanship of the LA campus (2006-2010). Between 2012-2014, he was invited to teach classes both at USC and Nanjing University (China).

The author of four books and numerous articles, Professor Windmueller holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. His research has been primarily focused on Jewish communal trends, anti-Semitism, and Jewish political behavior. His articles have appeared in a number of secular and Jewish publications. During this pandemic crisis, Dr. Windmueller has been devoting his research to examining the impact of the Coronavirus on the American Jewish community.

Currently, he is editing a volume for USC’s Casden Institute on Donald Trump’s Impact on American Jews scheduled for release in the summer of 2021. Dr. Windmueller serves as a Fellow of the Jerusalem Institute of Public Affairs and as a Board Member of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State, Los Angeles. For the past six years, he has been on the faculty of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, teaching across the globe.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Samantha Safran at ssafran@erjcchouston.org