School of Interdisciplinary Studies Jewish Studies

Past Events

Evening Events
Spring 2011

Klatch Jewish Arts Series Presentation
Monday, April 11 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Lafayette Klezmorim: An Evening of Jewish Music

Special Events
Spring 2011

World Film Forum presentation, "Saviors in the Night"
Thursday, March 10 ~ Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 1010 ~ 5:00 p.m.
Presented by Professor Emeritus Fritz Cohen and the School of Languages and Cultures

Thursday, March 31, 4:30 p.m., Debra Spark, Fiction Discussion, Hicks Undergraduate Library Bookstall
Thursday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., Debra Spark, Fiction Reading, Krannert Auditorium, Room 140

30th Annual Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference
April 3-13

Tuesday, April 12 ~ Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B-848 ~ 5:30-7:00 p.m.
"The Jewish Jesus: Revelation, Reflection, Reclamation"
Panel discussion featuring Zev Garber, Professor Emeritus and Chair of Jewish Studies and Philosophy, Los Angeles Valley College, and Co-Editor of Shofar.
Discussants include:
Dr. Thomas Ryba, Notre Dame Theologian in Residence, St. Thomas Aquinas Center
Dr. Stuart Robertson, Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy and Continuing Lecturer, Biblical Hebrew, Purdue University. Pastor Emeritus, Faith Presbyterian Church.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.

Noon Series Lectures
Spring 2011

Wednesday, February 9 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:30
David Sanders, Associate Professor, Markey Center for Structural Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, "The Psychology of Elisha ben Avuyah."

Wednesday, March 2 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:30
Jennifer Oldham, Winner of the 2010 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge No. 111 Prize in Jewish Studies, "Who is a Jew?"

Wednesday, April 6 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1222 ~ 12:30
Fritz Cohen, Professor Emeritus, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, "Demonization of the Jew in German Popular Plays of the Late Middle Ages."

Evening Events
Fall 2010

Monday, November 8 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Maroš Borský , Director of the Slovak Jewish Heritage Center in Bratislava, "The Future of Jewish Heritage in Slovakia."
Co-sponsored by the Purdue History Department.  

Special Events
Fall 2010

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents
"Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation"
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
September 2-4, 2010

3rd Annual Larry Axel Memorial Lecture
Monday, October 18 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Michael Satlow, Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies, Brown University,
"Big Givers: The Origins of Jewish Philanthropy."
Co-sponsored by the Purdue Jewish Studies and Religious Studies Programs.

Public Square Forum
Thursday, October 21 ~ Black Cultural Center ~ 3:00 p.m.
Lecture, Film, and Discussion
Patrick Gerard Henry, Cushing Eells Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Literature, Whitman College, "Modes of Resistance to Violence: The Rescue of Jews in France During the Holocaust."
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Violence.

Noon Series Lectures
Fall 2010

Wednesday, September 1 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:30
Lawrence Mykytiuk, Associate Professor of Library Science, History & Microtext Librarian, Purdue University, "How Not to Evaluate the Historical Reliability of Ancient Sources."

Monday, September 20 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1284 ~ 12:30
Natalie Latteri, Ph.D. student, Department of History, Purdue University, "Set Me As a Seal Upon Thine Heart: Anti-Miscegenation, Martyrdom, and Messianism in Late Medieval Ashkenaz."
A Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) presentation.

Wednesday, October 6 ~ Stewart Center, Room 214A ~ 12:30
Ana Gomez-Bravo, Associate Professor of Spanish, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, "Court and City: Jewish Identity and the Social Order in Late Medieval Spain."

Wednesday, October 20 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:30
Gordon Mork, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Purdue University, "Oberammergau's Passion Play: Reformed But Still Flawed?"

Monday, October 25 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1284 ~ 12:30
Thomas Ryba, Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies Program, Purdue University, "Re-Sourcing the Transcendentals: Levinas, Marion, Tymieniecka, and the Trinity."
A Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) presentation.

Wednesday, November 10 ~ Stewart Center, Room 311 ~ 12:30
Jennifer William, Associate Professor of German, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, "Tracing Signs of Jewish Past and Present in Post-Wall Berlin."

Monday, December 6 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1284 ~ 12:30
Sandor Goodhart, Associate Professor, Department of English, Purdue University, "Jewish Hermeneutics in the European Middle Ages."
A Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) presentation.

Evening Events
Spring 2010

Klatch Jewish Arts Series Presentation
Monday, March 22 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Tyagan Miller, photographer, Bloomington, "A Place in the World"  

Monday, April 12 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Nancy Sinkoff, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History, Rutgers, "The Fiction of History: Jewish Politics and Resistance in John Hersey's The Wall"

Special Events
Spring 2010

29th Annual Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference
Opening Programs, Sunday, April 11
Working Theme: Complicity

Noon Series Lectures
Spring 2010

Wednesday, February 10 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:30
Victor Raskin, Professor, Department of English, Purdue University, "The Importance of Being Jewish"

Wednesday, March 10 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1222 ~ 12:30
Rebekah Klein-Pejsova, Jewish Studies Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Purdue University, "The Strange Case of Rabbi Dr. Samuel Funk, Or, Jewish Nationality in Interwar Czechoslovakia"

Evening Events
Fall 2009

Monday, September 14 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 7:30 p.m.

"Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Symposium: Jews and Judaism in Medieval Europe"

Speakers: David Nirenberg, Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought, University of Chicago, "The Unbearable Jewishness of Being in Medieval Spain" and Andrew Scheil, Associate Professor of English, University of Minnesota, "Paradigms of Transition: Jews and the Discourse of Renewal in Anglo-Saxon England." Co-sponsored by the Departments of English and History, Interdisciplinary Studies, the Jewish Studies Program, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS), Purdue University.

Special Events
Fall 2009

Philosophy Department Colloquium
Thursday, September 17 ~ BRNG 1268 ~ 4:30 p.m.
Marilyn Fischer, University of Dayton, "Interpreting a Murder with Addams and Mead."

2nd Annual Larry Axel Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, October 20 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Marjorie Suchocki, Claremont School of Theology, "The Promise of Incorporating the Art of Film into Theological Reflection."
Co-sponsored by the Purdue Religious Studies and Jewish Studies Programs.

History Department Colloquium
1989-2009: 20 Years After the Fall
Monday, November 9
Part I: 3pm-6pm ~ Lawson 1142
(lectures by Padraic Kennedy/IU, Julia Gray/Pittsburgh, Constantin Iordachi/Central European University)
Part II: 8pm ~ Krannert Auditorium
(film screening: A Kis Utazas [The Short Trip](Hungary, 2000) )

Thursday, November 19 ~ Stanley Coulter, Room G039 ~ 3:30
Sergio Chejfec, Jewish-Argentine writer and instructor, New York University, "Los motivos de una novela. Sobre Baroni: un viaje." (In Spanish)
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and the School of Languages and Cultures.

Noon Series Lectures
Fall 2009

Wednesday, September 16 ~ Stewart Center, Room 318 ~ 12:30
Saul Lerner, Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Purdue Calumet, "Jewish Pirates of the Atlantic World."

Tuesday, October 20 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:00 noon (PLEASE NOTE DAY AND TIME.)
Alon Kantor, Continuing Lecturer (Modern Hebrew), School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, "Teaching Hebrew at Purdue."

Wednesday, November 18 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1255 ~ 12:30
Rabbi Dr. Daniel P. Aldrich, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, "Is An Alternative Capitalism Possible? Hints from Jewish and Japanese Thought."

Evening Events
Spring 2009


Monday, March 9 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Jeremy Popkin, Professor, Department of History, University of Kentucky, "Tales of Survival: From the Haitian Insurrection to the Holocaust." Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program, Purdue University.

Special Events
Spring 2009

28th Annual Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference
March 29 - April 3, 2009
"Resisters, Rescuers, and Refugees"

Sunday, March 29, STEW 214, 2:40 p.m.
The Third Annual Rabbi Gedalyah Engel Lecture
Peter Fritzsche, Professor of History, University of Illinois, "Everywhere Friends Are Professing Themselves for Hitler: Why Was There So Little Resistance to the Third Reich?"

Sunday, March 29, STEW 214, 3:40 p.m.
Mitch Braff, Executive Director of the Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation, will discuss the history of the Partisans Resistance. He will also show a film about the Partisans.

Sunday, March 29, Krannert Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Panel discussion featuring survivors (Fritz Cohen, Joe Haberer, Johanna Gartenhaus) who have returned to their respective German home towns 60+ years later.
"Home Again? German Jews Return"

Noon Series Lectures
Spring 2009

Monday, February 9 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1284 ~ 12:30
Daniel Frank, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Jewish Studies Program Director, Purdue University, "The Politics of Fear: Idolatry and Superstition in Maimonides and Spinoza."

Wednesday, February 11 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:30
David Sanders, Associate Professor, Markey Center for Structural Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, "Muhammad, Joseph Smith, Hong Xiuquan and the Bible."

Wednesday, March 11 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1245 ~ 12:30
Jules Janick, James Troop Distinguished Professor in Horticulture, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, "Jonah, the Whale, and the Gourd at Nineveh."

Wednesday, April 15 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1245 ~ 12:30
Richard Moss, Graduate Student, Department of History, Purdue University, "The American Jewish Tercentenary and the Roots of a New Ethnic Paradigm."

Evening Events
Fall 2008

Monday, September 22 ~ Stewart Center, Room 310 ~ 8:00 p.m.
Anita Norich, Professor, English and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, "How Tevye Learned to Fiddle."

Special Events
Fall 2008

The Larry Axel Memorial Lectureship in Religion
Monday, November 10 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute for the Study of the Holocaust and Ethics, American Jewish University, "Jewish Life Under Attack: The Role of the Synagogue in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1938."

Monday, November 17, Room TBA, starting at 7:00 PM:

Estelle Tarica, Associate Professor of Spanish at UC-Berkeley, currently Visiting Associate Professor this year at Northwestern University, will present: "Sum or Synthesis? The Holocaust Remembered in Post-Dictatorship Argentina."

Brad Prager, Associate Professor of German at the University of Missouri, also currently Visiting Associate Professor this year at Northwestern University, will present: "A History of Violence: Screening Wartime Suffering in Recent German Cinema."

These two talks are sponsored by the School of Languages and Cultures, the Department of History, and the interdisciplinary programs in Jewish Studies and Film/Video Studies.

Noon Series Lectures
Fall 2008

Wednesday, September 3 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:30
Wendy Flory, Professor, English, Purdue University, "The Search: A Graphic Novel for Teaching the Holocaust in Europe."

Wednesday, October 29 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1222~ 12:30
(Please note date and location change!)
Joseph Haberer, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, Purdue University, "The Story of Shofar: An Editor's Personal Account."

Wednesday, November 12 ~ Stewart Center, Room 214D ~ 12:30
Ashley M. Hebda, Winner of the 2008 Edward Simon Barzillai Lodge No. 111 Prize in Jewish Studies, "Land of Anti-Semitism? Home of the Brave: The Transformation of Jewish America during World War II."

Evening Events
Spring 2008

Wednesday, February 27 ~ Stewart Center, Room 206 ~ 7:30 p.m.
David Ofek (Israeli filmmaker) will screen and discuss his award-winning film, "#17 is Anonymous." Co-sponsored by the School of Languages and Cultures and the Jewish Studies Program at Purdue.

Monday, March 31 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00 p.m.
Benjamin and Margaret Karp, School of Music, University of Kentucky, "An Evening of Jewish Music."

Special Events
Spring 2008

Ben and Louise Klatch Jewish Art Series
Nina Haft, visiting artist in dance
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 p.m., Pao Hall, dance studio 1179
"36 Jewish Gestures"
Nina will present a solo dance performance/lecture/discussion of her work.
Reception following.

Monday, April 7 ~ BRNG 1222 ~ 12:00 p.m.
Debra Kaufman, Department of Sociology, Northeastern University, "Contemporary Post-Holocaust Narratives: Some Gender Differences."
Co-sponsored by the Women's Studies and Jewish Studies Programs at Purdue.

Holocaust Remembrance Conference: "Lives Interrupted"
April 6-10, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2:30-5:30 ~ STEW 214
Christopher Browning (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), The Second Annual Rabbi Gedalyah Engel Lecturer, "Remembering Survival: Post-War Testimonies from the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps."
Debra Kaufman (Northeastern University), "The Holocaust and Contemporary Jewish Identity."
Joseph Haberer (Purdue University), "On Kindertransports."

Sunday, April 6, 7:30 ~ Loeb Theater, STEW
Mona Golabek (pianist and author), "The Children of Willesden Lane," Oral Interpretation and Piano Performance.

Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 ~ Krannert Auditorium
Janet Afary (Purdue University), "The Holocaust Debate Inside Iran."

Michael Chabon (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and other novels) will give a reading, free and open to the public, at 8:00 p.m. April 15 in Loeb Playhouse.

Noon Series Lectures
Spring 2008

Wednesday, February 6 ~ Stewart Center, Room 320 ~ 12:30
Ana M. Gomez-Bravo, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Spanish, Purdue University, "Jewish Disclosure and Converso Authorship in Late Medieval Spanish Literary Culture."

Wednesday, March 19 ~ Stewart Center, Room 313 ~ 12:30
Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, Graduate student, English, Purdue University, "Dangerous Illusions: Moses and the Wandering Jew in Paul Wegener's Der Golem."

Wednesday, April 2 ~ PMU, Room 256 ~ 12:30
Alisha Erin Heavilon, College of Liberal Arts Senior (Creative and Professional Writing) and Winner of the 2007 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge No. 111 Prize in Jewish Studies, "Israeli Attitudes toward the Holocaust and Holocaust Survivors."

Evening Events
Fall 2007

Monday, September 24 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8-9:30 p.m.
Norman M. Finkelstein, Professor of English, Xavier University, "The Sacred, the Secular, and the Book: The Problem of the Jewish Literary Imagination."

Monday, October 22 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8-9:30 p.m.
Neil R. Davison, Associate Professor of English, Oregon State University, "Hemingway's Jewish Boxer: Racial Ambivalence and Weak Muscle-Jews."

Special Events
Fall 2007

Thursday, September 13 ~ Matthews Hall, Room 210
Kate Bernheimer, University of Alabama, author of two novels based on German, Russian, and Yiddish fairy tales, will present a reading at 7:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing and Jewish Studies Programs.

Thursday, November 8 ~ Lafayette Room, PMU, room 230 ~ 3:30 p.m.
Rachel Einwohner, Associate Professor of Sociology
Fellow, Center for Behavioral and Social Sciences
"The Need to Know: Explaining Jewish Resistance in the Ghettos of Warsaw, Vilna, and Lodz"

Wednesday, December 5 ~ Lafayette Room, PMU, room 230 ~ 3:30 p.m.
Daniel Morris, Professor of English
Fellow, Center for Humanistic Studies
"Weegee's 'Nation' "

Noon Series Lectures
Fall 2007

Wednesday, August 22 ~ Stewart Center, Room 313 ~ 12:30

Jennifer L. Foray, Assistant Professor, History, Purdue University, "Beyond the Diary: The History and Legacy of Anne Frank."

Wednesday, September 19 ~ Stewart Center, Room 313 ~ 12:30
Shari Troy, Assistant Professor, Theatre History, IPFW, "Pesach in Havana 2006: A Cuban Odyssey."

Wednesday, October 17 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1232 ~ 12:30
Becka Alper, Graduate student, Sociology, Purdue University, "Avoiding Shaigetz and Shiksappeal: Factors Affecting Jewish Identity Maintenance."

Wednesday, November 14 ~ Stewart Center, Room 214A ~ 12:30
Monica Osborne, Graduate student, English, Purdue University, "No Poetry After Auschwitz?: Midrash as Aesthetic Loophole."

Evening Events
Spring 2007

Monday, March 19 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8-9:30pm
Steven Weitzman, Irving M. Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, "Readers of the Lost Ark: Ancient Clues about the Lost Treasures of the Temple."

Special Events
Spring 2007


Wednesday, May 23 ~ Beering Hall, Room 1284 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Helgard Kramer, Professor, Sociology and Gender Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin. "Holocaust Perpetrators and Gender Relations in Nazi Germany."
Co-sponsored by the Purdue University Women's Studies and Jewish Studies Programs.

Friday, February 9 ~ Beering Hall, Room 2275 ~ 2:00-4:00pm
Daniel Morris, Professor, Department of English, Purdue University, "Against Assimilation: Diane Arbus' Photographs as Mirrors with Memories."

Guy Stern, Distinguished Professor of German and Slavic Studies, Wayne State University, "My Marlene."
Thurs., March 8, 2007
3:00--5:30 p.m., lecture & screening
5:30-6:00 p.m., discussion & reception
Stanley Coulter 239

26th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Conference
March 1-8, 2007
The Holocaust: A 21st Century Perspective
A Window on the Past and a Vision for the Future

Keynote speakers:
Sunday, March 4, 2007, 3:30 p.m.
Stewart Center, Room 214, Purdue University
Professor Jan T. Gross
Author of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
The First Annual Rabbi Gedalyah Engel Lecturer
"Reflections on the Frightening Legacy of the Holocaust"

Sunday, March 4, 2007, 4:30 p.m.
Stewart Center, Room 214, Purdue University
Professor Charles Small
Director, President, and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy, Yale University
Lecture title TBA.

More information regarding the 26th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Conference will be posted as it becomes available.

Noon Series Lectures
Spring 2007

Wednesday, January 24 ~ Stewart Center, Room 313 ~ 12:30
Dara Hill, Graduate student, Philosophy and Jewish Studies, Purdue University, "Regina Jonas: The First Female Rabbi."

Wednesday, February 28 ~ Stewart Center, Room 313 ~ 12:30
Joyce Field, volunteer, JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition, "The Genealogical Value of Yizkor Books."

Wednesday, March 7 ~ Stewart Center, Room 311 ~ 12:30
Stuart Robertson, Continuing Lecturer, Purdue University, "The Bible and its Early Interpreters" and "Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity": Prolegomena to Two New Jewish Studies Courses.

Wednesday, March 28 ~ Stewart Center, Room 313 ~ 12:30
Maren Linett, Assistant Professor of English, Purdue University, "Inauthenticity and the Modernist 'Jew'."

Wednesday, April 18 ~ Stewart Center, Room 313 ~ 12:30
Thomas Ryba, Notre Dame Theologian in Residence, St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Purdue University, "Bloody Logic: The Biblical Economy of Sacrificial Substitution and Some of Its Eucharistic Implications."

Evening Events
Fall 2006

Monday, September 18 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00-9:30pm
Steven Kellman, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Texas at San Antonio, "Living on Writer's Block: Henry Roth and American Literature."

Monday, October 23 ~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 7:30-9:00pm
Alicia Ostriker, Professor Emerita of English, Rutgers University, "The Nakedness of the Fathers: Contemporary Midrash as Window and Mirror."

Noon Series Lectures
Fall 2006

Wednesday, August 23 ~ Stewart Center, Room 318 ~ 12:30
Daniel Frank, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Purdue Jewish Studies Program, "Idolatry and the Love of Appearances."

Wednesday, September 20 ~ Stewart Center, Room 218A ~ 12:30
Miriam Joyce, Professor of History, Purdue Calumet, "King Hussein and Israel, 1953-1994: A Complex Tale."

Wednesday, October 18 ~ Matthews Hall, Room 304 ~ 12:30
Jennifer William, Assistant Professor of German, Purdue University, "Education or Entertainment? Hollywood's Influence on German Holocaust Film."

Wednesday, November 15 ~ Stewart Center, Room 214A ~ 12:30
Allison Baumhart, winner of the 2006 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge 111 Prize in Jewish Studies, will present her paper, "Why Did the Polish Holocaust Occur?"

Evening Events
Spring 2006

Monday, February 27~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00-9:30pm
Zev Garber, Department of Judaic Studies, Los Angeles Valley College and Co-editor of Shofar, "Is There a Redeeming Voice? Theological Reflections on Job 38-41 and Matthew 27."

Monday, April 10~ Krannert Auditorium ~ 8:00-9:30pm
Rabbi Michael A. Signer, Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture and Director of the Notre Dame Holocaust Project, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, "The Bible of Jews and Christians during the 12th Century: Rashi and the Victorines."

25th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Conference
Spring 2006

Noon Series Lectures
Spring 2006

Wednesday, January 25 ~ Stewart Center, Room 214A~ 12:30
Donald W. Mitchell, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, "Forty Years After Nostra Aetate: Eavesdropping on Jewish-Catholic Conversations at the Gregorian."

Wednesday, February 22 ~ Pao Hall for Visual and Performing Arts Building, Room B157 ~ 12:30
Christopher A. La Cross, Graduate student, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, "Jewish Communities in Bavaria Today: Interviews with Community Leaders."

Wednesday, April 19 ~ Pao Hall for Visual and Performing Arts Building, Room B157~ 12:30
Rachel L. Einwohner, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, "Explaining Jewish Resistance in the Ghettos of Warsaw, Vilna, and Lodz."

Evening Events
Fall 2005

Wednesday, November 2~ Krannert Auditorium, KRAN, room 140 ~ 8:00-9:30pm
Shimshon Zelniker, Director, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, "Israel and World Politics: Reflections on the Post-Oslo and Post-Gaza Situation"

Monday, November 7 ~ Rawls Hall, room 1086 ~ 8:00-9:30pm
Leslie Epstein, Director, Creative Writing Program, Boston University, "Full Circle: Leaving Hollywood and Jewishness and Coming Back Again"

Friday, November 11 ~ Beering Hall, room B268 ~ 2:00-4:00pm
Daniel Morris, Professor of English and Assistant Head at Purdue, "On Aesthetics and Identity: Marjorie Perloff's Vienna Paradox"

Noon Series Lectures
Fall 2005


Wednesday, August 24 ~ Stewart Center, room 318 ~ 12:30-1:30 pm
Daniel Frank, Professor of Philosophy at Purdue and Director of the Purdue Jewish Studies Program, "Meet the New Director."

Wednesday, September 7 ~ Stewart Center, room 214A ~ 12:30-1:30 pm
Michelle Carreon, winner of the 2004-2005 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge 111 Prize in Jewish Studies, will present her paper, "Jewishness within the Realm of American Independent Film: An Analysis of Identity and Film as Activism."

Wednesday, September 21 ~ Rawls Hall, room 2077 ~ 12:30-1:30 pm
Edward Simon, Professor of Biology at Purdue, "Wanna Bet? Gambling in Jewish Law and Lore."

Wednesday, October 12 ~ Stewart Center, room 214A ~ 12:30-1:30 pm
Gordon Mork, Professor of History at Purdue, "The News from Berlin: Germans and the Holocaust Memorial."

Wednesday, November 16 ~ Stewart Center, room 313 ~ 12:30-1:30 pm
Laura Shumar, graduate student in the Department of History at Purdue, "Resources and Responsibilities: Learning and Preserving Indiana's Jewish History"

Wednesday, November 30 ~ Stewart Center, room 313 ~ 12:30-1:30 pm
Fritz Cohen, Professor Emeritus, School of Languages and Cultures, "Back to the Land."

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