Join us for two Jewish Studies and History related events on Monday, April 13: Lunch Series — History Matters…Marianne Szegedy-Maszak: Turning Families into Memoirs: History, Journalism, and Memory: This talk will offer students a window into the creative process of combining historical documentation with personal letters and larger family stories. How does one approach personal … Read moreTwo Events on April 13
Samuel Kassow, the Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, will deliver this year’s Samuel and Dorothy Frankel Memorial Lecture. Professor Kassow will speak on “Time Capsules in the Rubble: The Secret Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto.” April 28, 8PM RUSSELL HOUSE Within months of the start of World War II, the historian … Read moreThe Samuel and Dorothy Frankel Memorial Lecture
Spring semester means the Ring Family Israeli Film Festival, which always happens before the Spring Break and as always was fantastic thanks to Professor Dalit Katz’s curatorship. The festival featured: Fill the Void by Rama Burshstein (2012), Zaytoun byEran Riklis (2012), By Summer’s End by Noa Haroni, a documentary Six Million and One by David Fisher, and two shorts Wherever You Go by by Rony Sasson … Read moreSpring Semester Events
The short fall break brings a little relief for everyone exhausted by midterms and papers. Soon we will be back and JIS will present three events: Thursday, November 7, 8 pm: Ron Leshem will talk about “Israel as Number One Exporter of TV Shows” Ron Leshem, is an award-winning writer and acclaimed novelist. With only two … Read moreEvents in November
Please join us for the third event in the series Contemporary Israeli Voices 2013 on Monday, October 14, at Russell House at 8 pm. Dror Burstein, an award winning writer, will speak on Why Aren’t There any Dinosaurs in Israeli literature? Dror Burstein is the recipient of several major Israeli prizes. In 1997, he … Read moreContemporary Israeli Voices Series Presents Dror Burstein
Why is European Jewry important in both Europe and the world at large? Often Jews throughout the world are given a one-sided perspective about Jewish life in Europe, usually focused on anti-Semitism, unsustainable numbers, or the ideas that the communities will die out. The realities are vastly different throughout the continent, varying from country to … Read moreThe Present and Future of European Jews–A Conversation with Jared Gimbel ’11
The semester is starting. New students have arrived and the rest of the students will return in a couple of days. Jewish and Israel Studies welcomes all of the students and offers an exciting line-up of courses and events. Fall 2013 Courses in Jewish and Israel Studies at Wesleyan: Gateway courses: HIST247 Jewish History: From … Read moreWelcome Back!
Another summer is gone and a new academic year has begun. As always, it will be an exciting year, with classes, and events to look forward to. First some news. Professor Dalit Katz has agreed to serve as the interim director of JIS this year, while Professor Magda Teter on sabbatical working on her next … Read moreWelcome back!
Another academic year is about to end. Just a few classes are left. A crunch time for our students and faculty, but also a time to celebrate students’ achievements. Since 2010 students and faculty have celebrated students’ projects in Jewish and Israel Studies. And while some students will indeed graduate with the Jewish and Israel … Read moreFinal Event: Showcase of Students’ Work in Jewish and Israel Studies
Join us for some exciting upcoming events: Thursday, March 29: Last film of the Ring Family Film Festival “Je t’aime terminal/I love you terminal,” Goldsmith Family Cinema, 8pm Je T’aime Terminal ( I Love You Terminal) is a romantic comedy about a young Israeli man on his way to join his American fiancé. During twenty … Read moreJewish and Israel Studies Events after Spring Break