Rachel Gross

November 8, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – Rachel Gross, The Jewish Deli Revival: Buying and Selling American Jewish Nostalgia

In recent years, there has been a nostalgic resurgence of interest in the Jewish deli menu. Restaurateurs and purveyors of Jewish food are deliberately making American Jewish food fit for the twenty-first century, emphasizing sustainability, local produce, and a nostalgic longing for family and communal histories. By selling and consuming a revitalized deli cuisine, American Jews […]

Jewish Studies Shabbat

May 18, 2018 @ 7 pm – Prospective Student Shabbat

Interested in learning more about the Jewish Studies major and minor at UC Santa Cruz? Come meet our illustrious Jewish studies professors, Muray Baumgarten, Bruce Thompson, and Alma Heckman for a special Shabbat dinner at Santa Cruz Hillel! Come hear about next year’s exciting course line up, talk to current students in the program, and […]

Pauline Lewis

May 10, 2018 @ 7:10 pm – Pauline Lewis: “Telegraphing Violence: The Role of Telegrams in the Armenian Genocide and its History”

Telegrams played a central role in the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Yet, unlike the plethora of scholarship on industrial technology and the Holocaust, few have examined the place of modern technology in the Ottoman government’s systematic removal and execution of Armenian citizens. In this lecture, Pauline Lewis will discuss the relationship between the Ottoman telegraph […]

Kristallnacht flyer

November 9, 2017 – Rescue in Latin America: Refuge From The Holocaust

CVHEN & KOH Library & Cultural Center are proud to present Kristallnacht Rescue in Latin America: Refuge From The Holocaust with honored guest speakers Dr. Murray Baumgarten Hillel Salomon November 9, 2017 at 6:30pm KOH Library and Cultural Center 2300 Sierra Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95825

Najat Abdulhaq

November 1, 2017 @ 12pm – Najat Abdulhaq, “Unconventional Revision of Narratives: The Emergence of the ‘Arab Jew’ in Contemporary Arabic Literature”

For decades, two official nationalist narratives, Arab-Egyptian & Israeli, dominated the discourse on the history of Egypt’s Jews. Recently, a different narrative is emerging in the Arabic speaking sphere, with documentaries, films & novels taking a cardinal role in this process. How and why is this emergence taking place? Najat Abulhaq is the author of […]