How did Jews in colonial America view the Revolution against Britain? How did they participate in the Revolution? How did their fellow Americans view them? How was the experience in the Revolutionary period different than experiences of life in Europe? These and other questions will be the source of reflection and discussion to understand the Jewish role in the formation of the United States.

Rabbi Paul Citrin received his BA in History from UCLA and a MA in Hebrew letters and ordination from Hebrew Union College. He has been a congregational rabbi for over forty years, a social activist, an interfaith worker, and is an author of five books. His passion is teaching, and he welcomes Oasis opportunities.