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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 […]

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UC Santa Cruz Launches New Legacy Course on the Holocaust with Coursera

By Scott Rappaport. UC Santa Cruz has launched a new version of its free online course, The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry, through the Coursera platform. The course was developed and is taught by professors Murray Baumgarten and Peter Kenez, based on their acclaimed UC Santa Cruz class that they taught in-person on campus for […]

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2015 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 2014-2015 year: Noah Barerra-Stanford, “Jewish Folk Medicine from the Baal Shem Tov to An-sky and Beyond”—drawing on primary sources in Yiddish, this paper demonstrated that the Hasidic movement, from its […]

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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.