Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Events

The Eighth Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics “Reading Noah's Ark in the Age of Climate Change: Jewish Stories on Gender, Disability, and the Politics of Survival” JULIA WATTS BELSER, PH.D.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 9:30am

The Eighth Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics

In stories about Noah, his ark, the individuals who survive the flood, and those left behind, Jewish tradition reckons with questions of human hubris and survival. We will use these ancient Jewish texts along with testimony from contemporary disability communities to grapple with climate change and the question of whose lives we deem worth saving. Read more

“Carl Laemmle” – free public screening

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10:00am

Carl Laemmle

"Carl Laemmle" is a fascinating and enjoyable documentary about the extraordinary life story of Carl Laemmle, the German-Jewish immigrant who founded Universal Pictures, saved over 300 Jewish families from Nazi Germany, created University City, and gave his name to the Laemmle Theater chain. Read more

Ethiopian Jews in Israel Today

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Don Seeman

Don Seeman, Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and the Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, and author of One People, One Blood: Ethiopian-Israelis and the Return to Judaism (Rutgers University Press, 2009), will speak about Ethiopian Israelis' perspectives on their lives in Israel.  Read more

Trends in Global Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Sharon Nazarian

Sharon Nazarian, Senior Vice President for International Affairs for Anti-Defamation League, will delve into the rise of anti-Semitism and extremism around the globe – what is happening; why it is happening; who is enabling it; how it is impacting Jewish communities around the world; and what governments, civil society and responsible individuals can do about it.   Read more

93Queen - free public screening

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 10:00am

93Queen

This fascinating documentary chronicles the conflict within the Brooklyn Hasidic community when, in 2014, Orthodox women established an all-female volunteer ambulance service. Read more

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