Mark Raider

Mark A. Raider: “The Changing Image of the Israeli Hero in American Culture”

  Friday, February 28, 2014 | 3:30-4:40 PM | Free & Open to the Public Social Sciences 2, Room 75 Questions? or (831) 459-5655 This talk surveys the long arc of the Zionist and Israeli hero as perceived in the American setting. Taking a page from scholars of semiotics and iconography, it pays close […]


Hedwig C. Rose: "Living the Life of Anne Frank: A Childhood in Hiding"

  Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 10:00-11:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Dr. Hedwig C. Rose, education specialist and former Director of Education Studies at Wesleyan University, was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After her father, his five brothers and […]

North French Hebrew Miscellany

Come to Special Collections to look at and learn about a spectacular book recently acquired by Special Collections   Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 4:30-5:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Special Collections, McHenry Library (3rd floor), UC Santa Cruz Questions? or (831) 459-5655 UCSC Special Collections has recently acquired a facsimile of […]

Steven J. Zipperstein: "How the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom Changed Jewish History"

Kishinev’s 1903 pogrom was the first instance when an event in Russian Jewish life received wide hearing. The riot, leaving 49 dead, in an obscure border town, dominated headlines in the western world for weeks, it intruded on US-Russian relations, and it left an imprint on an astonishingly diverse range of institutions including the nascent Jewish army in Palestine, the NAACP, and, most likely, the first version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. How was it that incident came to define so much, and for so long?

book event

An Evening with Peter Kenez, Murray Baumgarten, and Lee Jaffe

  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Silverman Conference Room, Stevenson College, UC Santa Cruz Questions? or (831) 459-5655 Please join us for a celebration of two recently published books: The Coming of the Holocaust: From Anti-Semitism to Genocide by Peter Kenez, and The Jewish Street: […]

Ari Y. Kelman

Ari Kelman: “Learning to be Jewish”

For most Americans, the phrase “Jewish education” summons images of Hebrew School. But, Hebrew School, or even what we might call “formal Jewish education” amounts to only a very small percentage of where and how people learn to be Jewish.


Leviathan: Celebrating 40 Years of Jewish Journalism at UCSC

  Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 3:00-4:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Stevenson College, Fireside Lounge, UC Santa Cruz Questions? or (831) 459-5655 Please join former and current staff members of Leviathan in a celebration of the student publication’s 40th anniversary. Leviathan is one of the longest-running university student publications devoted […]

“Mendelsohn’s Incessant Visions” Screening and Q&A with Director Duki Dror

  February 25, 2013 | 7:30-9:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Theater Arts Center, Media Theater (M110), UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Watch the Trailer Synopsis: This film is a cinematic mediation about the untold story of Erich Mendelsohn,  whose life and career were as enigmatic and tragic as the […]