Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Fall 2014

The Green Prince

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

The Green Prince_LA Flyer

This extraordinary Israeli documentary tells the story of a Hamas leader's son who agreed to spy... Read more

Poetic Readings of Creation

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Lecturer B.A. Newmark

Presented by B.A. Newmark. In this guest lecture, B.A. Newmark will be reading her poetry and analyzing the differences between... Read more

Women's Surprisingly Prominent Role in Ancient Jewish Magic

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Enchantress Book Cover

Author Maggie Anton discusses the research behind her newly published historical novel, Enchantress... Read more

Independent Minyanim and Feminism in the American Jewish Community

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Tobin Belzer

 Presented by Tobin Belzer

Dr. Tobin Belzer will discuss how independent minyanim (prayer groups) and feminism... Read more

Women and Jewish Religious Law

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:45am

photo of Rachel Biale

Presented by Rachel Biale

Rachel Biale, author of the classic textbook, Women in Jewish Law, will be speaking about contraception. Read more

A panel of Holocaust child survivors

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Temporary Panel

Child survivors of the Holocaust speak. Read more

Jewish Music

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Cantor Mike Stein

Presented by Cantor Mike Stein

Enjoy great Jewish music... Read more

The Lost and the Living: One Family's Journeys from the Old World to the New, and Back Again

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Lisa Lainer Faga

 Presented by Lisa Lainer-Fagan

Los Angeles native Lisa Lainer-Fagan presents her extraordinary research... Read more

Deaf Jewish Life in Germany and Eastern Europe During the 1940's

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Mark Zaurov

Mark Zaurov will present his research on Deaf Jewish life in Germany and Eastern Europe during... Read more

The Challenge of Jewish Religious Divorce Today

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Esther Macner

Attorney Esther Macner will discuss the problem of religious divorce within the Orthodox community today.   Read more

From Babylon to Tehrangeles: A History of Iranian Jews in the Diaspora

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Saba Soomekh, Ph.D.

Presented by Prof. Saba Soomekh, Ph.D.

Los Angeles is home to the largest concentration of Iranians outside... Read more