David Myers

David Myers: "A Hasidic Town in New York? As American as Apple Pie?"

  February 25, 2013 | 5:00-6:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information David Myers is professor of Jewish history and chair of the UCLA History Department. He is currently at work with Nomi Stolzenberg (USC) on a book on the Satmar […]

Murray Baumgarten & Peter Kenez

Holocaust Course Goes Hybrid

The Humanities Division is pleased to announce an online component for the Literature/History course, “The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry.” Co-taught for over 20 years by Murray Baumgarten, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Peter Kenez, Professor Emeritus, History, this hybrid course offers both online and on-campus elements and resources. Students on […]

Clive Sinclair: "Zion Down Under, or Israel through the Looking Glass"

  January 28, 2013 | 12:30-1:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Dr. Sinclair will tell us how Melech Ravitch – poet, traveller, and (until 1934) Executive Secretary of the Fareyn fun Yidishe Literatn un Zhurnalistn in Varshe – got wind […]

Phaedon Sinis

Phaedon Sinis to Lecture on the Music of the Ottoman Empire

  November 29, 2012 | 12:00-1:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public Music Center, Room 131, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information On November 29, Phaedon Sinis will give a lecture on music in the Ottoman empire: its history and development, the interaction between Jewish and non Jewish musicians, and introduction to […]

Ethan Michaeli: "Between Memory and History: Growing Up in the Shadow of the Holocaust"

  December 03, 2012 | 3:30-4:40 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information The children of survivors must navigate between the intimate legacy of their parents’ experiences and their own encounter—via books, films, and other sources—of the Holocaust as a historical event. […]

Anat Gilboa: “Rembrandt’s Depictions of Jewish Themes”

  November 7, 2012 | 3:30-5:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is known for his vivid interpretation of themes from the Hebrew Bible. His reputation as a painter of histories, based on pictorial and literary sources, […]

JSUGRA photo

2012 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

It is with great enthusiasm that the Center for Jewish Studies announces that the following undergraduates have received Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards for the 2011-2012 year: Savyonne Steindler, “Being Baal Yeshivah” Sarah Edelstein, “Spielberg’s Holocaust: A Critical Analysis of Schindler’s List” Pamela Ong, “The Land of Exile and Humanity” Alicia Barnett, “Keep It In […]

Sam Ball: "Graphic Novelists on Film"

Sam Ball Will Present His Work With Two Graphic Novelists: Joann Sfar Draws from Memory and Ben Katchor: Pleasures of Urban Decay   May 31, 2012 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Sam Ball’s documentaries have been exhibited […]