Israel in Tacoma

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LaFountain, Tamara
Israel; Tacoma; Judiasm; History of Religions of Western Origin; Jewish Studies
thesis / dissertation description
Inspired by the author’s participation in the University of Washington’s Israel Discovery Program, this paper examines 4000 years of Jewish history and traces the rise of the Zionist and Reform Judaism movements. The author also provides a brief history of Temple Beth El and the Tacoma Jewish community, with statements from Rabbi Bruce Kadden and other Temple members regarding their support of Israel.