Please join us in Mountain View for a conversation with co-Directors of the Digital Jewish Studies Initiative, to confront the hardest questions about the relationship between antisemitism and the Internet.
In this talk, James Loeffler draws on his new book, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, to revisit the 1948 moment in which modern human rights was born. This talk will also address the challenges and opportunities for minorities and stateless peoples by focusing on Jewish human rights pioneers who saw the Jewish state as an expression of global democracy. Join THI to ask where Human Rights come from, how Jews are part of the story, and if Zionism is in conflict with the modern Human Rights movement?
Sunday, January 27 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Museo Italo Americano Primo Levi and the Holocaust, A Date to Remember Lecture followed by Wine reception with the Professors Co-presented with the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies and the Jewish Community Library of San Francisco The Museo Italo Americano will commemorate International Holocaust […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Key Note Speaker: Devin Naar “Sephardic Archives from Analog to Digital: Three Tales of Memory and Visibility” Join us as Devin E. Naar, founder of the Sephardic Studies Program at the University of Washington, traces three key moments in the development of Sephardic Studies libraries and archives in the 1880s, 1930s, and today. Often relying […]
Laura Rosenzweig will present at the Stevenson Distinguished Alumni Lecture during Graduate Recruitment Day on April 4. The title of her talk is: “The Story of Hollywood’s Spies: Jewish Resistance to Nazism in Los Angeles in the 1930s” and will include a discussion about her journey from a UCSC doctoral student to a bestselling author. […]
Highlights from recently preserved Yiddish feature films will be screened and discussed. Produced in Europe and the United States between 1910 and 1948, the films showcase actors including Maurice Schwartz, Molly Picon, Solomon Mikhoels, Herschel Bernardi and Leo Fuchs. Excerpts from Yiddle with His Fiddle, Uncle Moses, Jewish Luck and Tevye will be shown to […]
The story of the Free French who rallied to Charles de Gaulle in London following the fall of France in June 1940 is well-known. But until now, historians have ignored the experiences of men and women from France and the French Empire who were not sympathetic to De Gaulle and the Free French, but who nonetheless […]