Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Sisterhood & Brotherhood Invite You to Explore: The Dreyfus Affair: Why It Still Matters

Sunday, April 22 | 10:00AM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 3rd Floor
Sisterhood and Brotherhood of Union Temple invite you to answer the question: Why is Alfred Dreyfus honored in Israel?

The 1894 treason conviction of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish French military officer, started a firestorm that rocked the French republic for 12 years and its ripples continue today. Union Temple member, Denise Waxman will address the historical context that preceded the Affair, introduce the main participants, relate the key events of the Affair, highlight a few note-worthy dramatic events, and touch on the issues it raised which remain so relevant today: antisemitism, the power of the press and fake news, and the conflict between raison d’etat and justice.