Digital Space and Difficult History: Curating The African American and Holocaust Museums

Digital Space & Difficult History: Curating The African American and Holocaust Museums

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Kresge Town Hall, UC Santa Cruz The new National Museum of African American History and Culture and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum both translate difficult, often traumatic, histories into museum exhibitions and invite audiences of all ages to contend with narratives of struggle, oppression, violence, and […]

UC Santa Cruz launches Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies

By Scott Rappaport Over 150 donors commit nearly $1 million to support research, teaching, and public events UC Santa Cruz has established an endowed chair to honor the person most responsible for the thriving Jewish Studies program that exists on the campus today. Over 150 donors have committed a combined total of $977,130 to establish the […]

Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies

Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies Investiture Ceremony and Reception

Please join Chancellor George Blumenthal in celebration of the: Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies Investiture Ceremony and Reception University Center, UC Santa Cruz Sunday, January 22, 2017 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served RSVP HERE RSVP by January 6, 2017 Questions? Contact Jessica Guild at (831) 459-1274 or jguild@ucsc.edu HONOREES Professor Murray Baumgarten Professor Murray Baumgarten […]

A historic anniversary: 1516-2016 Beit Venezia for the Ghetto Quincentennial

For eight years now BEIT VENEZIA (previously known as The Venice Center for International Jewish Studies) has honored and continued the legacy of the Ghetto of Venice as a center of Jewish life, art, and learning. We are proud to have been the first to highlight the historic significance of the Ghetto Quincentennial (1516-2016) and […]

Call For Applications: Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

The Jewish Studies Program invites submissions for the 2015-2016 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards. To encourage and reward outstanding research and writing on Jewish themes by undergraduates at UCSC, the Awards Committee will select four outstanding essays or senior theses that represent distinguished examples of undergraduate scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. Submissions: Students […]

‘Venice Ghetto at 500’ explores its legacy on Jewish life

by patricia corrigan , j. correspondent “Il Ghetto: The Venice Ghetto at 500,” a new exhibit at the Jewish Community Library, explores the history of the Venice ghetto and the centuries of Jewish life inside it. The exhibit, a joint presentation with the Museo Italo Americano of San Francisco, offers two sets of photos of […]

Tony Michels: “Soviet America: The Russian Revolution in Jewish Life”

Tony Michels: “Soviet America: The Russian Revolution in Jewish Life”

Thursday, April 21, 2016 Humanities Room 210, UCSC 10am-11:45am Directions and Parking The Russian Revolution of 1917 radically altered American Jewish politics. Whereas most Americans viewed the revolution as a threat to western civilization, Jews wished for the success of the Bolsheviks, who offered the only possibility of rescue from the mass slaughter carried out […]

Moran Arad

ISRAELI MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA!

Featuring award-winning singer Moran Arad with members of Brazilian Band SambaDá! DRUMS: Gary Kehoe GUITARS: Nelsen Hutchison BASS: Etienne David Franc SAXOPHONES: Anne Stafford KEYBOARD: Avi Tchamni PERCUSSION: Noam Harel Monday, March 7 at 8:30pm UCSC Porter/Kresge Dining Hall The show is FREE for all Doors open at 8:00pm For more information, contact atchamni@ucsc.edu.