Film Screening of PAST LIFE and JOE’S VIOLIN

Event Date: 9/24/17 Location: Hughes-Trigg Auditorium Time: 3:00-5:30 pm Dedman College's Jewish Studies program, Perkins’s Global Theological Education, and the Dallas Jewish Film Festival co-sponsor "Past Life," directed by Avi Nesher. Based on a true story and set in 1977 Jerusalem, two sisters — one a withdrawn classical musician, the other an extroverted scandal sheet journalist — set to unravel the family mystery of their difficult father’s experiences in Poland during the war. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events

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Event: March 30, Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation

Event Date: March 30, 2017 Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater Time: 7pm This event brings together African musicians and historians with SMU students and faculty. This public event of interspaced conversation and song will involve two Zimbabweans who have put mbira music on the world stage, Dr. Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited Band and Professor Mhoze Chikowero (UCSB), author of the definitive text on Zimbabwean music, African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe. Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Department of History. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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“Misunderstanding Judaism = Misunderstanding Jesus: A Workshop”

Event date: Friday, February 10, 2017, Time: 12:00-2:30 pm Location: Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology Jesus and his first followers were Jews, grounded in Jewish Scripture, Jewish ethics, Jewish theology, and Jewish hopes. Professor Levine's work has shown that to ignore this Jewish context is to misunderstand Jesus—and, too often, to reinforce anti-Jewish views. Prof. Levine combines a renowned reputation as a Jewish New Testament scholar with a sharp wit and a brilliant knack for story-telling. She will lead a text study and discussion of Jesus in the world of the New Testament.   Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and [...]

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Jewish Studies 4th Annual Judeo-Spanish Culture Week

Monday, Jan. 23, 5:00-6:15 pm, McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall, SMU campusCo-sponsored with the Medieval Studies Program Prof. Maya Soifer Irish, Rice University, lecture “Jews and Christians in Medieval Castile: Tradition, Coexistence, and Change” Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30 pm, Stern Chapel at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75225Co-sponsored with the Rabbi Levi A. Olan Lecture Series Prof. David R. Blumenthal, Emory University, lecture “The Aliyah Series: Perspectives of a Spanish Artist on the Jewish State” Dr. Blumenthal will discuss this unique series of lithographs depicting scenes from the State of Israel. The Dali exhibit will be on display at Temple Emanu-El from January 26- February 2 Sunday, Jan. 29, McCord Auditorium, 2:00-2:45 pmScreening of Fiestaremos! Judy Frankel and the Sephardic Music Tradition This film [...]

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Join “A Gathering For Dignity” Friday (11/11) 1 p.m. at the Flagpole

Save the Date: “Pursuit of Harmony” Concert, November 14

Event date: Monday, November 14, 2016 Location: Perkins Chapel Time:7:30 pm Join Jewish-American songwriter Michael Hunter Ochs and award-winning Muslim-Palestinian peace activist/songwriter Alaa Alshaham for an intimate performance of music and conversation.These two improbable friends will retrace their steps between Israel and Palestine – eventually finding themselves performing together at the United Nations. Their personal stories, stunning photographs and exclusive video accompany their original songs. Tickets at http://pursuitofharmony.bpt.me/ (free for students). Link for more information: www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events  

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Lunch and Lecture by Tina Wasserman: “Beyond Brisket and Bagels: A Tour Of Jewish Food”

Event date: Wednesday, October 26 Location: Heroy Hall 153 Time: Noon-12:55 pm Tina Wasserman, author of the acclaimed cookbook "Entree to Judaism A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora," is a renown cooking instructor living in Dallas. Wasserman was elected in 1994 to Les Dames d’Escoffier, an International Culinary Society. She will discuss the history of Jewish food and its cultural significance. The talk includes lunch and a hands-on lesson in food art. RSVP by Oct. 20 to jewishstudies@smu.edu. Link for more information: www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events  

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Calendar Highlights: Back to school in brief, Fall 2016

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Kathleen Tibbetts Welcome to the 2016-17 academic year! Here are a few Fall 2016 dates to remember: Opening Convocation and Common Reading discussion: Sunday, Aug. 21 First day of classes: Monday, Aug. 22 General Faculty Meeting: Wednesday, Aug. 24 Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 5 (University offices closed) First Faculty Senate Meeting of 2016-17: Wednesday, Sept. 7 Family Weekend: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24 Fall Break: Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 10-11 Homecoming Weekend: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 4-5 Thanksgiving: Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25 (University offices closed, no classes on Wednesday, Nov. 23) Last day of classes: Monday, Dec. 5 Reading days: Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 6-7 Final exams: Thursday-Wednesday, Dec. 8-14 (no exams scheduled for Sunday) December Commencement Convocation: Saturday, Dec. 17 (official close of term and date for conferral of degrees) Christmas/Winter Break: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016-Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 (University offices closed) READ MORE

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