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Adam D. Mendelsohn, Associate Professor of History at the University of Cape Town, is also Director of the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies. The Centre, the only of its kind in Africa, conducts research focused on Jews in southern Africa, past and present. In this talk, which will draw on data from recent surveys and studies, Adam Mendelsohn will assess the present and future of the South African Jewish community.
Adam D. Mendelsohn is the author of the forthcoming Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War: The Union Army and The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire (2014), and co-editor of Jews and the Civil War: A Reader (with Jonathan D. Sarna, 2010) and Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History (with Ava Kahn, 2014). He has co-curated exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society, Princeton University Museum of Art, and the Center for Jewish History. He is a former editor of the journal American Jewish History.