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Scholar to Discuss Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe and America

Doctor Steven BaymeCONWAY, Ark. (November 8, 2012) – The Crain-Mailing Center of Jewish Culture at Hendrix College will present “The Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe and America” with Dr. Steven Bayme on Thursday, Nov. 15 at  7:30 p.m. in Mills B.

A reception and book-signing will follow. For more information, contact Ellen Kirsch at 501-450-4598 or

The author of Modern Orthodoxy in America and Jewish Attitudes toward Terrorism and Violence, Bayme has lectured widely across the country and taught at Yeshiva University, Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and Queens College. He has been cited in the media on Jewish communal issues and has been named three times in the Forward's annual list of the top 50 Jewish leaders who "make a difference." 

Bayme is the Director of the Contemporary Jewish Life Department of the American Jewish Committee and the Koppelman Institute on American Jewish-Israeli Relations. His responsibilities include Jewish family issues, Jewish education, Israeli-Diaspora relations, Jewish identity and continuity, and intra-Jewish relations. 

The mission of the Crain-Maling Center of Jewish Culture is to serve as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public, Jews and non-Jews alike, who wish to engage in the study, discussion, or teaching of Jewish culture. Its mission also includes raising awareness of Jewish life on campus and inspiring deeper cross-cultural understanding and religious tolerance. The Center promotes a broad understanding of Jewish culture as encompassing all aspects of sacred and secular Jewish life as well as its relationships with other cultures.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit