Public Lecture Announcements

UConn Global Presents Coexistence Panel

Coexistence Panel

Thursday, October 22nd at 5pm
Castleman Building, Room 212

Guest speakers from Beit Hagefen Center in Haifa, Israel:
Mr. Asaf Ron, CEO
Ella Chernyak, high school student
May Ayoub, high school student

As stated on their website, Beit Hagefen is an Arab-Jewish cultural center “which strives for the creation of common and equal spaces that encompass the variety of identities and cultures in Haifa in particular and in Israel in general.” Ella, a 17-year-old Russian Jew, and May, a 16-year-old Christian Arab, will share their stories with us in order to prove that coexistence is possible and actually exists in Israel.

More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1652506588370992/

Holocaust Convocation on April 16, 2015 in Class of ’47 Room at 3:30pm

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Holocaust Convocation and Fierberg Lecture

Professor of Jewish Studies, Berel Lang, Presenting “Raphael Lemkin: Unsung Hero of the Holocaust”

The Center for Judaic Studies & Contemporary Jewish Life and the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut will be sponsoring the 28th Academic Convocation on the Holocaust and the Fierberg Lecture Series, free and open to the public, on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:30 PM, in the Class of ’47 Room, Library Building.

The speaker will be Berel Lang, who has held appointments at Wesleyan University and Hebrew University, among numerous other appointments. He is the author or editor of 21 books, including Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide, Writing and the Holocaust, The Death of Art, Philosophy and the Art of Writing, and Philosophical Witnessing: The Presence of the Holocaust.

Berel Lang’s lecture topic will be “Raphael Lemkin: Unsung Hero of the Holocaust.” The lecture will be preceded by student awards; a reception will immediately follow.

The lecture is supported by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, the Human Rights Institute, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn Hillel, and the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut.

Please RSVP to judaicstudies@uconn.edu. For more information, please contact the Center for Judaic Studies by calling 860-486-2271.

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“Israel’s 2015 elections: The country spoke, but what in the world did it say?” – Herb Keinon, 4/13/15 12pm at Hillel

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“Israel’s 2015 elections: The country spoke,
but what in the world did it say?”

With Guest Speaker
Diplomatic Correspondent for the Jerusalem Post
Herb Keinon

Monday, April 13th, 2015| 12-2 p.m.
University of Connecticut
Hillel MPR – 54 N Eagleville Rd Storrs, CT 06268

Herb Keinon, diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, has been at the paper
for the last 25 years. He took over the diplomatic beat in August 2000, just after the
failed Camp David summit and just before the outbreak of violence in September of that
year. Keinon is responsible for covering the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister,
often traveling with the Prime Minister on his trips abroad.
This event is free and open to the public.

Lunch included, please RSVP by Wednesday, April 9th.
Please call 860.429.9007 or email: algom@uconnhillel.org or you can register direct here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-bd4r-0kVMOsd9CLpoo1Art3RN4dCrIlPo0iRrJLwPs/viewform?c=0&w=1

Download flyer here.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT). The Jewish Community Relations
Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Primer and the following University of Connecticut
Departments: Hillel, Huskies for Israel, Judaic Studies, Middle East Studies, and the Office of Global Affairs.

 

Lecture To Mark The 75th Anniversary Of Kristallnacht

Deborah LipstadtOctober 05, 2013|Rae Asselin, UConn Center for Judaic Studies, Statewide The Center for Judaic Studies & Contemporary Jewish Life and the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut will be sponsoring a major lecture, free and open to the public (seating is limited and tickets are required), on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the Library Building Auditorium of UConn’s West Hartford Campus, 1800 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford. The lecture will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht programs. This government-sponsored violence throughout Germany and Austria on the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938 provided shocking evidence to the international community of the brutally anti-semitic agenda of the Nazi party and marked the beginning of the catastrophic end for Jewish communities throughout Europe.

Living with a Dual Identity – Events with Sayed Kashua on March 11, 2015

Second-Person-Bookcover-Sayed-KashuaSayed Kashua – Series of Events and Public Talk: “Living with a Dual Identity”

Student Meet & Greet – Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4pm in Class of ’47 Room – Library.

Public Talk: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7 pm in Laurel Hall 101

Reception and book signing to follow.

Sponsored by Middle East Studies, The Center for Judaic Studies, the Office of Global Affairs, The Department of English, the Human Rights Institute, and the Humanities Institute.

Join us! Tell your friends!

 

Religious Pluralism in the Roman Empire: The Case of the Jews – presented by Erich Gruen

Arch_of_Titus_Menorah     PUBLIC LECTURE – March 3rd  

      “Religious Pluralism in the Roman Empire: The Case of the Jews”

       WHERE: HBL Video 1  – 2nd floor of LIBRARY AT 4PM

Erich Gruen is a Classicist and Ancient Historian whose research focuses on identity and otherness in the ancient world.  His many books include Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome (1992), Heritage and Hellenism:  The Reinvention of the Jewish Tradition (1998), Diaspora:  Jews Amidst Greeks and Romans (2002), and Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011).

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Judaic Studies as part of our Spring lecture series.  The public lecture is open to Faculty, Staff, Students, and the Community.  Please RSVP by emailing judaicstudies@uconn.edu.

 

 

Jewish Appropriation of Greek Mythology – Research Seminar by Erich Gruen

    Gruen_DSC_4317-1 RESEARCH SEMINAR – March 4th  

 

      “Jewish Appropriation of Greek Mythology”

       Where: Dodd 162 AT 12:30pm

Erich Gruen is a Classicist and Ancient Historian whose research focuses on identity and otherness in the ancient world.  His many books include Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome (1992), Heritage and Hellenism:  The Reinvention of the Jewish Tradition (1998), Diaspora:  Jews Amidst Greeks and Romans (2002), and Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011).

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Judaic Studies as part of our Spring lecture series.  The public lecture is open to Faculty, Staff, Students, and the Community.  Please RSVP by emailing judaicstudies@uconn.edu. Download a copy of the precirculated paper here.