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National Parks: America's Best Idea

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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"The National Parks: America's Best Idea" is CSUN's event to celebrate the National Park Services Centennial. This town-hall style event will feature several CSUN alumni, each of whom holds a prominent position in the National Parks system.  "There is a huge need in the national parks for diversity, and CSUN is well positioned to encourage students to consider careers in the national parks," said Mechelle Best, Chair of the Department of Recreation & Tourism Management. When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. Where: Johnson Auditorium in Jacaranda Hall. Seating is limited. RSVP by 5pm October 3.
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The Ruins of Lifta: Where the Holocaust and Nakba Meet

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Ruins of Lifta

This is an advance screening of a documentary asking whether Jews' awareness of the Holocaust distorts their perceptions of Palestinians.  Menachem Daum, an American Orthodox Jewish son of Holocaust survivors, sets out to answer this question by establishing a personal relationship with Yacoub, a Palestinian in Israel. Daum joins the effort to save the ruins of Yacoub's childhood village from Israeli luxury development. This engaging film thoughtfully and sensitively explores important Jewish issues.     Read more

WISE: Career Networking

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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The Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) presents their Career Networking Event Read more

Rembrandt and the Rabbis: Classical Rabbinic Interpretations in Rembrandt’s Biblical Scenes

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Rembrandt's David

Rembrandt, the great 17th century Dutch Calvinist artist, is famous for his portraits; but he also painted or etched many images of biblical stories.   Do his scenes from the Hebrew Bible reveal a pattern of borrowing from sophisticated rabbinic interpretations in the Talmud and Midrash?  Jerry Rabow will consider the evidence by examining some prominent artworks by Rembrandt together with their related biblical texts and ancient and medieval commentaries. Read more

Judean Warriors

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:45am

The Israelites captured the Roman Eagle at the Battle of “Beth Horon.”

There were military heroes among the ancient Israelites, and during the Roman era Jews were hired as mercenary warriors.  Daniel Levitch will describe this little-known history with illustrations from his forthcoming graphic novel.  Read more

What Really Happened on Leah's Wedding Night?

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Jerry Rabow

Jerry Rabow, author of The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash, will draw on the techniques and disputes of 2,000 years of rabbinic commentary to describe the imaginative interpretations of the biblical story of Leah.   His talk promises to be a provocative and entertaining experience in learning how to read Torah as literature. Read more

The Danish Girl Film Screening and Q&A

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The Danish Girl Poster

Join us for a free film screening of The Danish Girl. A Q & A will follow the film with film consultants, Cadence Valentine and Trista Hidalgo. Read more

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