Nazism in the US: Learning from the Past and Facing the Present

with Dr. Beth Ribet, PhD, JD, Co-Director of Repair

Recent white supremacist and Nazi rallies and upris-ing in the U.S. continue to capture public attention, and generate questions about the foundations of racism and anti-Semitism in U.S. institutions and history. Dr. Beth Ribet will share some commentary on Nazism in the U.S. during and since the 1940s, its relationship to U.S. white supremacy, and implications in the contemporary moment. Concluding remarks will invite discussion of opportunities to mobilize and respond.

Beth Ribet holds a doctorate in Social Relations from UC Irvine and a law degree from UCLA. Her dissertation was based on interviews with Jewish daughters of Holocaust survivors in the U.S., and she continues to write about the legal and political implications of trauma and systemic violence. Dr. Ribet is the co-founder and co-director of Repair, a non-profit organization that provides training and education regarding the health and disabling consequences of violence, exploitation, and inequity.

These free talks are part of the monthly Politics & Culture series presented by the Sholem Community and SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle. Sholem offers secular Jewish programs for progressive Jews and intercultural families, including a non-religious Sunday School. Events not endorsed by Westside Neighborhood School. More info at

Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim and by Repair.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Westside Neighborhood School Campus
5401 Beethoven St., Los Angeles 90066
Across from Playa Vista.
Parking & entrance at rear of building off Coral Tree Place.
Wheelchair accessible