Iraqi-Born Israeli Bringing Jewish Mid-East Music to UCSC

International composer, violinist, oud player, and singer Yair Dalal to present concert and lecture on campus, February 2-3, 2012. “Living in Conflict” is a recent documentary film about five Israeli Jewish and Palestinian people, who use art, science, music and poetry as a way of surviving conflict in a region full of constant tension, violence, […]

Yair Dalal: "Bridge to Babylon Lecture on Jewish Middle Eastern Music"

  February 2, 2012 | 4:00-5:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Composer, violinist, oud player and singer Yair Dalal was born in 1955. His family came to Israel from Baghdad, and his Iraqi roots are embedded in his musical work. […]

Yair Dalal with Dror Sinai: “An Evening of Jewish Music from Iraq”

  February 3, 2012 | 7-9 PM | Free & Open to the Public Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information “Bridge to Babylon” with visiting artists Yair Dalal (oud and violin) and Dror Sinai (percussion) Composer, violinist, oud player and singer Yair Dalal was born in 1955. His family came to […]

Gershom Gorenberg

Gershom Gorenberg: Distinguished Alumni Lecture

  November 14, 2011 | 7-9 PM | Free & Open to the Public Stevenson Event Center, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information UCSC alumnus Gershom Gorenberg is the author of the forthcoming book, The Unmaking of Israel, on the crisis of Israeli democracy and how to solve it. The book will be published […]

New Book Sheds Light on Survival of Jewish Culture

Art exhibition to celebrate publication at UCSC’s Cowell gallery Sept. 27-Oct. 11   By Scott Rappaport. By the early 1900’s, over 40 percent of the world’s Jews lived within the borders of the Russian empire. For more than a century, this large Jewish population was restricted to a region called the Pale of Settlement, where they […]

Jean Baumgarten

A Public Dialogue with Jean Baumgarten and Nathaniel Deutsch

  November 16, 2011 | 1-3 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 202, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information One of the most important—and least appreciated—categories that Jews have employed to experience the world Jewishly is minhag, a Hebrew word typically translated into English as “custom.” Historically, minhag […]