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Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Calendars

Calendar of Fall 2011

Israel ArchaeologyThursday, September 22, 2011
11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Sierra Hall 266

Discovering Israel Through Archaeology: Past, Present, and Future
Presented by Moshe Goldin, licensed Israel tour guide, former geography teacher

Moshe Goldin, a licensed Israel Tour Guide, will speak about archaeology in Israel today. In addition to showing examples of pottery and artifacts found in archeological sites, he will also discuss some of the current controversies within Israeli archeology today.

Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.


Sunday, October 9, 2011Back Door Channels
10:00 a.m.

Laemmle Fallbrook Theatre
6731 Fallbrook Ave.
West Hills, CA

Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace

The peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, forged in 1979, seems very fragile in this post-Mubarak era.  It seems that the Egyptian population is not enthusiastic about maintaining peaceful relations with Israel.  This new documentary shows the interplay between the official government channels and the men whose discreet actions led to the 1979 peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.  It sheds light on what actually went into the earlier peace process.  The film vividly describes the powerful personalities - Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat, and Jimmy Carter - that drove the peace process, and also the secret encounters, communications, and third-party world leaders who played important roles in forging the peace agreement.  Terrific photographs, video clippings, and interviews make this a “must see” for anyone interested in the situation today.  95 minute film will be followed by Q & A with CSUN faculty, Jody Myers (Jewish Studies Program) and Kassem Nabulsi (Political Science Department).

Co-Sponsored by Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Kol Tikvah, Temple Ramat Zion, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, and Valley Beth Shalom.

Film is free of charge.

Please RSVP by calling (818) 677 – 4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve spots.


Tuesday, November 08, 2011Auschwitz
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Sierra Hall 266

My Story: A Holocaust Testimony

Michael Mark, a Holocaust survivor, will be speaking about his experiences before, during, and after World War II.

This talk will take place in a CSUN Jewish Studies class, and the public is invited.

There is limited seating , so please RSVP by calling (818) 677-4724 or emailing jewish.studies@csun

 

 


Sunday, November 13, 2011Little Rose
10:00 a.m.

Laemmle Fallbrook Theatre
6731 Fallbrook Ave.
West Hills, CA

Little Rose

This prize-winning Polish feature film is set in 1967-1968 in Poland, when the first new waves of democracy were stirring in the Soviet Bloc states. The Communist regime was alarmed by the enthusiasm for the Israeli victory in the Six Day War, and it targeted Jews and intellectuals who it believed harbored Zionist sympathies and were behind the student unrest.  By the end of 1968, 20,000 Polish Jews either left the country or went “underground” as Jews.     

The film vividly illustrates the events leading up to the exodus by telling the story of a beautiful young woman -- operating under the code name Little Rose -- who is recruited by the Polish secret police to seduce and spy upon a professor suspected of Zionist and anti-communist beliefs.  Uninterested in communist ideology, she nonetheless agrees to seduce the academic and gather evidence against him.  Elements in the film are based upon the true story of a famous Polish writer and historian whose beloved wife, it was discovered years later, had been a Communist agent. In Polish with English subtitles, this film is appropriate for adults and mature teens.  It is followed by a Q & A with CSUN faculty, Professor Jody Myers (Jewish Studies) and Professor Donal O’Sullivan (History).

Co-Sponsored by Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Kol Tikvah, Temple Ramat Zion, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, and Valley Beth Shalom.

Film is free of charge.

Please RSVP by calling (818) 677 – 4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve spots.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011We Are Going To Pick PotatoesIrene Levin Berman
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Jacaranda Hall 3520

Norway and the Holocaust: Telling the Untold Story

Irene Levin Berman was born, raised and educated in Norway.  When she was a child in 1942, she had to escape to Sweden, a neutral country, when the Nazi persecution of the 2000 Norwegian Jews was initiated. 771 persons were deported and sent to Auschwitz, including seven members of Irene's father’s family.

Irene recently published a book about Norway during the Holocaust, as well as her memories of growing up Jewish in Norway during and after the war.  Join us as we hear this author speak about research and experiences.

Feel free to visit the author’s website:  http://www.norwayandtheholocaust.com/

Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011Michael Stein
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Sierra Hall 266

Jewish Music, with Cantor Mike Stein

Cantor Stein is a world renowned performer, composer and recording artist. A Grammy Award winner (cELLAbration) and nominee (Dreamosaurus), his songs have been recorded by the late Patsy Monatana and have been in movies such as "The Little Traitor." He has recorded fiddle for artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tom Paxton. His songs have been published by Warner Chappell (We Are With You) and have played on thousands of radio stations world wide. Today he is the cantor at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, California. He is the father of three sons who are accomplished musicians on their own. Together with his wife, Kelley, they perform nationally with their group, the Rolling Steins.

This talk will take place in a CSUN Jewish Studies class, and the public is invited.

There is limited seating so please RSVP by calling (818) 677 – 4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve spots.


Thursday, December 01, 2011Michael Shudrich
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

University Student Union - Thousand Oaks Room

Poland Today from the Perspective of the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Come hear this dynamic and influential leader of contemporary Poland's Jews. Rabbi Schudrich will discuss what it means to live as Jews in Poland today, the legacy of the Holocaust for contemporary life, and the challenges of pastoral guidance for hidden Jews. Questions from the audience are welcome!

Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.