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Mapping Liminal Jewish Spaces with Katie Trostel and Erica Smeltzer

  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities Building 2, Room 259, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Literature graduate students, Katie Trostel and Erica Smeltzer will present their digital works-in-progress as part of their ongoing work related to the Venice Ghetto and Liminal Spaces and […]

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Hedy Rose: “My Childhood in Hiding: Amsterdam, 1942-1945”

  Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis, Hedy Rose, her mother, and sister spent nearly four years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian Samaritan. Please join us for […]

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Joel Kaminsky: “Does God Play Favorites?: A Dialogue on Chosenness in Genesis”

  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 10:00-11:45 AM | Free & Open to the Public Porter College, Room 144, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Professor Kaminsky will explore various motifs surrounding the theme of special divine favor toward certain individuals and groups that pervades Genesis in hopes of illuminating these often troubling narratives. […]

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Berel Lang: “Primo Levi: Chemist, Survivor, Writer”

  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 9:30-10:40 AM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information On Wednesday, November 4, Professor Berel Lang of Wesleyan University, author of Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life, will visit our campus and offer a lecture entitled “Primo […]

Portrait of Hannah Arendt

Film Screening of Hannah Arendt

Film Screening and Discussion with Ron Feldman. Moderated by Bruce Thompson (History, UC Santa Cruz).   Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 7-9 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information FREE pizza will be served   Ron H. Feldman, Ph.D., has edited two important […]

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Jewish Studies in the Digital Age

An Interactive Panel Discussion and Presentation of Work for Faculty and Graduate Students in Jewish Studies   Sunday, April 19, 2014 | 11 AM – 2 PM | Free & Open to the Public The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley More Information: acadcons@sfjcf.org or call (415) 512-6228 Kindly register by […]

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Liminal Spaces and the Jewish Imagination Conference

The Venice Ghetto serves as the starting point from which we address questions of modern Jewish spaces –a site that has played a central role in Jewish and European culture since the Jews were sequestered in the Ghetto at its founding in 1516. Contemporary globalization brings into focus the relationship between identity and spatial location, and highlights new and cross-cutting transnational allegiances.