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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: 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.

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Conflict and Compassion Speaker Series: Perspectives on Israel/Palestine

Presented by Cowell College   Fall Quarter 2014 | 6:00-7:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public Merrill Academy 102, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information (PDF) October 7: Christine King (Kresge College, UC Santa Cruz). “Making Peace with Conflict” October 14: Dr. Jennifer Derr (History Department, UC Santa Cruz) “The History of […]

Portrait of Murray Baumgarten

Murray Baumgarten: "The Letters Propelled Me: Resisting Kristallnacht Then and Now"

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College presents The Seventh Annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture     Wednesday, November 5, 20145 | 7-9 PM | Free & Open to the Public Smith Auditorium, Manhattan College Questions? Murray Baumgarten directs the program in Jewish Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, […]

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"In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art"

Artist Reception and Conversation   Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 6-8 PM | Free with Museum admission; $5 after 5pm. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Questions? or 415.655.7881 during Museum hours Nathaniel Deutsch, professor of literature and history and co-director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa […]

2014 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

The winners of this year’s Jewish Undergraduate Research Awards include papers about cinema and the Holocaust, the philosophical fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the distinctive contribution of the filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen to the Jewish comic tradition. Elizabeth Ho, “Film and the Holocaust: The Mystery of Goodness”: Using Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List and […]

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Film Screening: Kinderblock 66

Film Screening and Discussion with Professor Kenneth Waltzer   Monday, May 22, 2014 | 6-8 PM | Free & Open to the Public College 8, Room 240 UC Santa Cruz Questions? or (831) 459-5655.   Cinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald is the story of four men who, as young boys, were imprisoned by the Nazis […]