New Voices and the Jewish Student Press Service is hosting an evening on the theme of Blacks, Jews, and the Post-Racial Candidate this week.:

With Ari Berman (The Nation), Ta-Nehisi Coates (Village Voice and The Atlantic Monthly) and Sam Freedman (Professor of Journalism, Columbia University and New York Times columnist). The discussion will be moderated by Marissa Brostoff (The Forward).

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 28th at 7 p.m. at the
Center for Jewish History, on 15 West 16th Street in New York City.
Dessert reception to follow. $10, general admission. $5, students and
CJH members. Buy tickets now by clicking here.

Everyone should attend, of course. But while we’re waiting for the the experts to have their say, let’s start our own JewSchool symposium on this very subject

I’ll get the ball rolling with my current thoughts on the topic.

I think the organized Jewish community is running head-long into something nasty.

I think the gap between the 50+ crazy-about-Israel set is going to collide with the 40- crazy-about-Obama set to cause the biggest Jewish communal explosion — or implosion — in two decades.

Obama is going to be the most polarizing figure for American Jewry since Abbie Hoffman.

I think this will prove a net gain for Obama…. and provide some grim entertainment among those of us who like watching Jewish communal self-immolations.

What do you think?