Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Events

Anita - free public screening

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Anita

This award-winning film from Argentina tells the story of Anita Feldman, a vulnerable young woman with Down’s syndrome who lives in Buenos Aires with her mother.  In the aftermath of the 1994 bombing of the AIMA Jewish Community Center, and without her mother’s care, Anita wanders through the city seeking food and shelter. Both heartwarming and tragic, this film explores the possibilities for community and compassion in a modern urban setting. Read more

Eva Brettler, Holocaust Survivor

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Oviatt Library

Eva Brettler, a survivor of the Ravensbruck concentration camp, will be speaking about her experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust. Read more

A Member of Two Tribes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

A Tale of Two Tribes

Emily Bowen Cohen will discuss her experience as a member of both the Muskogee (Creek) Nation and the Jewish people. Read more

Politics and Culture–What Intercultural Families Can Tell Us About Jewishness

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Dr. Jennifer Thompson

American Jewish families increasingly include people who are not Jewish, challenging longstanding boundaries between gentiles and Jews. As intercultural families work out how to live amid contrasting sets of identities and practices, they demonstrate how Jews more generally may resolve key questions about what it means to be Jewish in a free and open society. Read more

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