Guest Lecture: Dr. Arlene Lazarowitz's "Wooing Jews — The Reagan Administration and the GOP’s Attempt to Recruit Jewish Voters"

The Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Arlene Lazarowitz, Professor of History at CSULB, will be speaking at the Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center (3801 E. Willow St.) on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 pm. Her talk is entitled “Wooing Jews:  The Reagan Administration and the GOP’s Attempt to Recruit Jewish Voters.” In 1980, 40% of American Jews voted for Ronald Reagan, marking the first time since 1928 that a large number of Jews supported a Republican presidential candidate. Dr. Lazarowitz’s talk will examine how Reagan’s political advisors tried to build on this electoral success and deliver American Jews to the Republican Party.

The lecture series is free and open to the community. For more information, please contact Jeffrey Blutinger, Barbara and Ray Alpert Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, at (562) 985-2196 or jbluting@csulb.edu.