Road Show Event Announcements

November 12, 2017, “Separating out the Facts: The Origins of Christianity and the History of Judaism”

Stuart MillerProfessor Stuart S. Miller will present “Separating out the Facts: The Origins of Christianity and the History of Judaism” for the Center for Judaic Studies Road Show program.

The presentation focuses on what both Jews and Christians need to know about the beginnings of Christianity and its roots in Judaism. The reasons for the eventual “parting of the ways” are explored in-depth.

SUNDAY, November 12, 2017, at 7:00pm
Temple Bnai Israel, 383 Jackson Street, Willimantic

RSVP TO office@templebnaiisrael.org
Light Refreshments will be served.

Stuart S. Miller is Professor of Hebrew, History, and Judaic Studies and chair of the Hebrew and Judaic Studies Section (“HEJS”) in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. He also serves as the Academic Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life and is responsible for the direction of academic offerings in Judaic Studies at UConn.

He also serves as the Academic Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life and is responsible for the direction of academic offerings in Judaic Studies at UConn.

 

February 2, 2017, “Afro-Jews Uncovered”

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On February 2 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Professor Lewis Gordon will speak at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford.  He will be presenting an interactive Road Show lecture entitled “Afro-Jews Uncovered.” The lecture will include performances celebrating and demonstrating cultural traditions.

This event is part of the 12th Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture, the Charter Oak Cultural Center’s yearly exploration of the historical and contemporary expressions of Jewish identity in art.

For more information about Road Show presentations, please visit our Road Show website page or email the Center at judaicstudies@uconn.edu.

 

June 1, 2016, “Two Jerusalems: A Ride on the Jerusalem Light Rail”

Find out how the contrasting visions of Jerusalem as a city of its inhabitants and as the Jewish capital play out at the decision-making level in the administration of the city when  Professor Jeremy Pressman presents “Two Jerusalems: A Ride on the Jerusalem Light Rail.”

Wednesday, June 1

7pm

Mandell JCC 

335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford

This event is free and open to the community!

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June 1, 2016, “Re-Harvesting Sukkot, Pesach, and Shavuot: Recapturing the Meaning of the Pilgrimage Festivals”

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On June 1 at 7:30PM, Professor Stuart Miller will speak at Congregation Beth El in Fairfield, CT (1200 Fairfield Woods Road).

He will be presenting a Road Show lecture entitled “Re-Harvesting Sukkot, Pesach, and Shavuot: Recapturing the Meaning of the Pilgrimage Festivals.”

For more information about Road Show presentations, email the Center at judaicstudies@uconn.edu.

May 6, 2016, “An Unstable Region, An Uncertain Future: Israel and the Middle East Today”

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On May 6th at 8:15 PM, Dr. Jeremy Pressman will speak at Beth El Temple in West Hartford, CT.

He will be presenting a Road Show lecture entitled “An Unstable Region, An Uncertain Future: Israel and the Middle East Today.”

For more information about Road Show presentations, click here or email the Center at judaicstudies@uconn.edu.

April 17, 2016, West Hartford Public Library – “Hidden Communities: Jews of Color in North America”

Lewis GordonProfessor Lewis Gordon Presents:

Hidden Communities: Jews of Color in North America

Sunday, April 17 @ 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Room, West Hartford Public Library

Stories of the Jewish people are told in a way that ignores what we have been for most of our history: people of color. Even the academic work of “experts” in Jewish studies reinforces the near-invisibility of Jewish people of color.

This talk will explore the circumstances that have led to such historical amnesia, and conclude with reflections on why it is important to recognize and celebrate the tapestry of Jewish diversity and the life-affirming possibilities it offers. 

Professor Lewis Gordon teaches courses in philosophy, Africana studies, and Judaic studies at UConn and at universities in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.   He is a member of Kehilat Chaverim. Website: http://lewisrgordon.com/biography/  twitter: https://twitter.com/lewgord

The talk is sponsored by Kehilat Chaverim and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Park in the Isham Garage and bring your ticket for validation at the library

April 18, 2016, Temple Beth Sholom – “Jewish Identity in Italy Today: Which Stones Have Been Left Unturned?”

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On April 18th, Dr. Philip Balma will speak at Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden, CT.

He will be presenting a Road Show lecture entitled “Jewish Identity in Italy Today: Which Stones Have Been Left Unturned?”

For more information about Road Show presentations, click here or email the Center at judaicstudies@uconn.edu.

 

April 12, 2016, Congregation Or Shalom – “Not Your Hebrew School Bible: Sex, Lies, and Love in the Torah”

Or ShalomOn April 12th, Dr. Shoulson will speak at Congregation Or Shalom in Orange, CT.

He will be presenting a Road Show lecture entitled “Not Your Hebrew School Bible: Sex, Lies, and Love in the Torah.”

For more information about Road Show presentations, click here or email the Center at judaicstudies@uconn.edu.

April 3, 2016, B’Nai Tikvoh-Sholom – “Not Your Hebrew School Bible: Sex, Lies, and Love in the Torah”

BNaiTikvohSholomOn April 3rd, Dr. Shoulson will speak at Temple B’Nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield, CT.

He will be presenting a Road Show lecture entitled “Not Your Hebrew School Bible: Sex, Lies, and Love in the Torah.”

For more information about Road Show presentations, click here or email the Center at judaicstudies@uconn.edu.