Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 10:00-11:45 AM | Free & Open to the Public Porter College, Room 144, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Professor Kaminsky will explore various motifs surrounding the theme of special divine favor toward certain individuals and groups that pervades Genesis in hopes of illuminating these often troubling narratives. […]
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 […]
Summer Workshop for Early Career Scholars on Liminal Spaces and Jewish Identity Tuesday, June 28 – Sunday, July 5, 2016 | Venice, Italy The ghetto—the stereotype and the iconic image of the Jews who lived there—was and still is today one of the most misunderstood of modern Jewish spaces as well as one of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In conflicts over the veil or the return of antisemitism in France today, minority difference is often seen as a threat not only to public order but to the Republic itself. Long on the defensive, universalism has now staged a comeback in current discourse that seeks to guard against excessive communitarianism or the fantasized demon of American-style multi-culturalism.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 512-6228 Kindly register by […]
The Venice Ghetto will serve as the starting point for the conference to address questions of modern Jewish spaces and identity. The site has played a central role in Jewish and European culture since the Jews were first sequestered in the Ghetto in 1516.
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.