jewish studies

"Reading Jewish Stories in an Age of Climate Change: Grappling with Risk, Reimagining Hope"

Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
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This is the first lecture in the mini-series sponsored by World Religions on "Religion and the Environment".

Julia Watts Belser is an associate professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University and core faculty in Georgetown's Disability Studies Program, as well as a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center.  She is the author of Rabbinic Tales of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem (Oxford University Press, 2018). She has held faculty fellowships at Harvard Divinity School and the Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  She currently directs an initiative on disability and climate change, which brings together disability activists, artists, policy makers, and academics to address how disability communities are disproportionately affected by environmental risk and climate disruption.

Gendered Martyrdom: Orthodox Jewish Hagiographies of Holocaust Victims

Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Boone Center
Professor Sinnreich is a scholar of Jewish experience during the Holocaust and European Jewry.  Dr. Sinnreich serves as the editor in chief of the Journal of Jewish Identities (Johns Hopkins University Press).  Dr. Sinnreich She has served as a fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. in 2007 and at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in 2009. Her forthcoming book is entitled:The Atrocity of Hunger: Starvation in the Warsaw, Lodz and Krakow Ghettos.

Lecture: "Patronymic Salvage: Paintings, Photographs, and Daughters in Search of their Fathers"

Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:20pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery
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Patronymic Salvage: Paintings, Photographs, and Daughters in Search of their Fathers

Sheila Jelen, Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies at University of Maryland. 

Abstract: Through an analysis of two image books featuring East European Jewish life in the years before the Holocaust with an eye toward "salvage poetics," or the poetics that arise out of post-Holocaust popular ethnographic constructions of pre-Holocaust images, in this lecture we consider how ethnic image books and family albums have become interchangeable in post-Holocaust America. Mayer Kirshenblatt's They Called Me Mayer July (2007) and Alter Kacyzne's Poyln (1999) were both edited by the daughters of the artists whose work is featured therein. Even while identifying their fathers in and around the images in the two books, each daughter acknowledges the inevitable anonymity that pertains to subjects captured just before a cataclysmic event and observed by strangers after it; not every person in every image can be named, as they can in a family album. But within the genre of post-Holocaust image books used to focalize the American-Jewish sense of community and history, these albums occupy a familiar, ethnic, place.

 

Screening of "My Perestroika" and Q&A with director Robin Hessman

Date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Kentucky Theatre

 

Join us for an evening with filmmaker Robin Hessman and a screening of her award-winning documentary, MY PERESTROIKA (2010). The film tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain, witnessed the joy and confusion of glasnost, and reached adulthood right as the world changed around them. A Q&A with the director will follow the film.

For more information please visit myperestroika.com

 

 

Year of The Middle East Finale: Divahn

Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Center Theater

Divahn features the Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jewish Music of Galeet Dardashti.

http://www.divahn.com/ 

Iranian-descended singer Galeet Dardashti leads Divahn's edgy all-female power-house ensemble. The group has engendered an international following, performing in venues ranging from international concert halls to the most prestigious clubs in NYC. Infusing traditional and original Middle Eastern Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies, entrancing improvisations, and funky arrangements, Divahn's thrilling live shows feature lush string arrangements, eclectic Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin percussion, and vocals spanning Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic. “Divan,” a word common to Hebrew, Persian, and Arabic, means a collection of songs or poetry. Through their music, the group creatively underscores common ground between diverse Middle Eastern cultures and religion.

 

UK Confucius Institute Presents Symposium on Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

A symposium this week at the University of Kentucky will explore the experience of Jewish Refugees in China, who fled east to escape Nazi persecution before and during World War II.

UK Confucius Institute Brings Exhibit, Symposium With Focus on Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

An exhibition and symposium at the University of Kentucky will explore the experience of Jewish refugees in China.

Summer 2014 Research Award Recipients

Emily VanMeter and Jeremiah Brown chronicle their experiences - from the United States Holocaust Museum to a Yiddish farm.

Fruitful Divergence: Jim Ridolfo

As a graduate student Jim Ridolfo embarked on what he thought was a short-term research project that diverged from his dissertation work. This “secondary” project on Samaritan manuscripts has led to nationally-funded, award-winning research.

Fellow Travelers: Three Zolondek Scholarship recipients chronicle their experiences abroad

Sibel Solagan, Evan Sweet and Jonathan Sarfin write about their time abroad as Zolondek Fellows.

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