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Jewish Studies Events

2014-15 Events

  • A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York.  Cartoonist Liana Finck will discuss and read from her acclaimed graphic novel, A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30pm.  The program will take place in the Olmsted Room in Mandelle Hall, Kalamazoo College campus, and is free and open to the public.
  • What is Missing in Middle East Reporting?  Join us for a lecture with Mark Lavie, longtime Middle East correspondent and editor, for a discussion of the challenges of journalistic practice in the Middle East.  The program begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in the Olmsted Room in Mandelle Hall, Kalamazoo College campus.  This program is free and open to the public.
  • Boycott Divestment Sanctions:  Alternative Narratives.  Join us for a critical panel discussion featuring Professor Kenneth Waltzer and Professor Yael Aronoff of Michigan State University, and Professor Amy Elman of Kalamazoo College.  The program begins at 7:30pm, October 29, 2014 in the Olmsted Room in Mandelle Hall, Kalamazoo College campus.  This program is free and open to the public.

Selected Events Since 2005

  • Dr. Gil Ribak, American Jewish University: "Rarely Do You See a Drunken Jew:  the Images of the Gentile Lower Class Among Jewish Intellectuals, 1881-1920"
  • Professor Kenneth Marcus, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights, "The Conundrum of Race: Civil Rights, Law, and Jewish Identity"
  • Professor Jonathan Judaken, Rhodes College, "Should Jews be Alarmed?  Rethinking the New Antisemitism"
  • Professor Rochelle Millen, "Becoming and Being a Jewish Woman: Contemporary Reflections"
  • Professor Anthony Polonsky, Brandeis University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, "Coming to Terms with the Dark Past: Confronting the Holocaust in Poland and Lithuania”
  • Dr. Rosa Perelmuter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "The Jewish community of Cuba: Then and Now"
  • Professor Lee Shai Weissbach, University of Louisville: "Synagogue Buildings and the Patterns of American and Jewish Life" and "The Jewish History of Small-town America"
  • Esther Dischereit, German author and playwright, "Exercises in Being Jewish."
  • Screening of The Fighter, followed by Q & A with Arnost Lustig, Czech Writer and Holocaust Survivor
  • Nadim Sheiban, "Life in Jerusalem as a Christian Israeli Arab"
  • Rabbi Michael Ungar, '85, Tifereth Israel in Columbus, Ohio, "An Isolated Community on an Isolated Island: the Jews of Cuba"
  • Rabbi Steven Leder, Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, "Race and Class in America"
  • Noam Weiner, "My Experience in the West Bank"

 

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