Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Events

Violins of Hope: Music Transcending the Holocaust

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope project was created to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, based on a private collection of over 60 violins, violas, and cellos all restored since the end of World War II. The instruments were collected by Amnon Weinstein and his son in Tel Aviv, who restored these instruments so they may continue to be played and tell the story of their previous owners who lived during the Holocaust.  Read more

Harmonia - free public screening

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 10:00am

Harmonia

"Harmonia" is the Israeli Academy Award-nominated, biblical story of Sarah, Abraham, and Hagar set in contemporary Jerusalem with its mixed Jewish and Arab population. Read more

A View from Afar: Jewish Memory and Culture Against Violence

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

Natasha Zaretsky

In recent years, antisemitism has continued to rise in the U.S., with almost 2000 incidents recorded in 2018, including acts of vandalism, personal violence, and terrorism. Anthropologist Natasha Zaretsky will discuss what we can learn about Jewish belonging and inclusion in the public sphere from a more global, hemispheric perspective. Read more

Meet the Author: Hasia Diner

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Hasia Diner

Immigration historian Hasia Diner will be visiting our American Jewish Experience course, in which students read her book The Jews of the United States: 1654-2000. Read more

Meet the Author: Saba Soomekh

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Saba Soomekh

Iranian-born American professor and author, Dr. Saba Soomekh, PhD, will be discussing her book From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture. Read more

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