Events in Jewish Studies


Spring 2016



The Annual Fischmann Family Distinguished Lecture: "Waiting for America: Stories of Jewish-Russian Emigration"

Readings, discussion, and reception

March 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm | MacIntosh Center (University Hall 3999)

Featuring Maxim Shrayer





Fall 2015


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The 2015 Kristallnacht Commemoration

Commemorative concert, lecture, and reception

November 9, 2015 | 6:00 pm | Roski Dining Commons (West end of University Hall)

Featuring Vanya Green AssuiedYuval Ron, Mary Boys, and Amy-Jill Levine.

In cooperation with the Catholic-Jewish Women's Conference and the Martin Gang Institute.




Fall 2014



The Annual Fischmann Family Distinguished Lecture: "It's a Scream How Levine Does the Rumba: The Other History of Jews in America"

Lecture and reception

September 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm | Roski Dining Commons (West end of University Hall)

Featuring Josh Kun, Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California






1989: End of the System

Lecture, reception, and photo exhibition

October 1, 2014  |  7:00 pm  |  Ahmanson Auditorium (University Hall 1000)








 The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity

Lecture, reception, and photo exhibition

October 22, 2014  |  7:00 pm  |  Ahmanson Auditorium (University Hall 1000)






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The 2014 Kristallnacht Commemoration

Lecture and reception

November 4, 2014  |  7:00 pm  |  Roski Dining Commons, University Hall

Featuring Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger







Spring 2014


Faith After the Holocaust: Teaching the Lessons

Film screening, discussion, and reception

April 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm | Hilton Center for Business 100

Featuring David Brandes and Michael Berenbaum



A Reading and Discussion with Louise Steinman

Reading, Q&A, and book signing with Louise Steinman, author of The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation

February 18 | 4:30 pm | Von der Ahe Family Suite (William H. Hannon Library, third floor)



Fall 2013


The Inaugural Fischmann Family Distinguished Lecture: "Jewish Ethics and Western Legal Ethics: The Inextricable Link"

Lecture and reception

September 29, 2013 | 2:00 pm | Ahmanson Auditorium (University Hall 1000)

Featuring Laurie Levenson, Professor of law and David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School



"Oy, vifil yorn...?  How long has it been...?" Song, Commentary, and Prose in Yiddish and English

2013 Kristallnacht Commemoration

November 12, 2013 | 7:00 pm | Roski Dining Commons, University Hall

Featuring Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel and pianist Tova Morcos




Spring 2013



Midrashic Mirrors: Creating Holiness in Intimacy and Imagery

Panel discussion, art exhibit, and live music performance

April 6, 2013 | 7:30 pm | MacIntosh Center, University Hall (room 3999)

Featuring Bryan Alexander, Anne Brener, Debra Linesch, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Darcy Vebber, and live music performance by Extreme Klezmer Makeover. 



Children Without a Shadow

Documentary screening with panel discussion

April 7, 2013 | 6:30 pm | Hilton 100 Auditorium

West Coast premiere of a Belgian documentary about the "hidden children" of the Holocaust.  Panel includes Shaul Harel, Bernard Balteau, and Anne Griffin.





 Fall 2012




Ongoing: Jewish Studies Sunday Book and Discussion Group

Meets monthly in the William H. Hannon Library

Click here for this semester's books as well as meeting dates and times.



The Wandering View: The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema

Featuring Dr. Lawrence Baron

September 11, 2012 | 1:30 pm | ECC 1857 (First floor of University Hall)

Dr. Baron will speak on the depiction of Jewish immigrants in cinema during the past one hundred years.  Reception and book signing to follow.




 2012 Kristallnacht Commemoration

Keynote: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

November 8, 2012 | 6:30 pm | Roski Dining Commons







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