For eight years now BEIT VENEZIA (previously known as The Venice Center for International Jewish Studies) has honored and continued the legacy of the Ghetto of Venice as a center of Jewish life, art, and learning. We are proud to have been the first to highlight the historic significance of the Ghetto Quincentennial (1516-2016) and […]
The Jewish Studies Program invites submissions for the 2015-2016 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards. To encourage and reward outstanding research and writing on Jewish themes by undergraduates at UCSC, the Awards Committee will select four outstanding essays or senior theses that represent distinguished examples of undergraduate scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies.
Submissions: Students should submit their papers to the Department of History via e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 6th, 5:00pm. A letter of support from a faculty sponsor is recommended, but not required.
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by patricia corrigan , j. correspondent “Il Ghetto: The Venice Ghetto at 500,” a new exhibit at the Jewish Community Library, explores the history of the Venice ghetto and the centuries of Jewish life inside it. The exhibit, a joint presentation with the Museo Italo Americano of San Francisco, offers two sets of photos of […]
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Humanities Room 210, UCSC 10am-11:45am Directions and Parking The Russian Revolution of 1917 radically altered American Jewish politics. Whereas most Americans viewed the revolution as a threat to western civilization, Jews wished for the success of the Bolsheviks, who offered the only possibility of rescue from the mass slaughter carried out […]
Featuring award-winning singer Moran Arad with members of Brazilian Band SambaDá! DRUMS: Gary Kehoe GUITARS: Nelsen Hutchison BASS: Etienne David Franc SAXOPHONES: Anne Stafford KEYBOARD: Avi Tchamni PERCUSSION: Noam Harel Monday, March 7 at 8:30pm UCSC Porter/Kresge Dining Hall The show is FREE for all Doors open at 8:00pm For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: Digital Heritage Mapping (DHM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, specializes in virtual documentation of global cultural heritage sites. DHM is partnered with the American Sephardi Federation at The Center for Jewish History to advance Diarna. Project: DHM’s flagship initiative, Diarna: Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life, pioneers the use of digital mapping […]
By Scott Rappaport The Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz will present a one-day conference, The Venice Ghetto at 500 and the Future of Memory, on campus February 23, at the Humanities 1 Building. The conference will address the complexity of the Ghetto of Venice as it marks its 500th anniversary–both as an actual physical […]
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 12:15-6:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public 210 Humanities Building 1, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information This conference addresses the complexity of the Ghetto of Venice at 500, both as a concrete space and as a global metaphor – tracing its refraction across space and time. […]
By Scott Rappaport. Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis in 1942, six-year-old Hedwig Rose, her mother, and sister spent three years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian friend until the country was liberated on May 5, 1945. Today Rose is a well-known speaker, a frequent visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, a […]
2016 Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public 210 Humanities Building 1, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information With more than 52,000 testimonies, 100,000+ hours of video footage, and a database of some 6 million records, the […]