Event Date: May 5, 2019 Location: Dallas Hall Time: 12:30-5:00 A day of learning with mini-courses taught by SMU faculty and a film screening of "My So Called Enemy" and film director talk-back with Lisa Gossels. Spanning seven years, the film follows six Israeli and Palestinian teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a cross-cultural women’s leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. Co-sponsored with Perkins School of Theology, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and The Embrey Human Rights Program. For more information: smu.edu/odju
Event Date: Sunday, Jan. 20 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 1:30-4:30 pm This one-day celebration of Judeo-Spanish culture will feature personal Sephardic stories, an update on Ladino studies, and a concert of Ladino music. Ladino is an historic Jewish language with a geographically diverse distribution that developed a rich cultural heritage since its emergence in medieval Spain. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information contact Shira Lander at email@example.com.
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The Nate and Ann Levine Lecture Series Mark your calendar: Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:30 pm Doron Ben-Atar and Andrew Pessin, co-authors of Campus Anti-Zionism: The University, Free Speech, and BDS “Israel, BDS, and Campus Life: Complexities of Jewish Identity in the American Academy”
SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. Read the full newsletter here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter. Student Spotlight 2018 JEWISH STUDIES MINORS Rob Shapiro, BA Psychology A graduate of the San Diego Jewish Academy, Rob elected the minor in Jewish Studies to deepen his already rich knowledge of Jewish history, culture, and religion. He earned distinction in his ma-jor, as recognized by induction into the Psi Chi psychology hon-ors society. Rob has a passion for wrist-watches, and gained extensive knowledge about premium time pieces while working in sales at Bachendorf’s Jeweler. He plans to attend law school to focus on oil and gas. Chandler Snipes, BBA Finance Chandler’s interests range from [...]
SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. Read the full newsletter here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter Upcoming Vedem Underground Exhibit SMU Jewish Studies is partnering with SMU’s Hamon Arts Library to present the award-winning, Smithsonian-endorsed Vedem Underground art exhibit. Honoring what has been hailed as “The Dead Poets Society of Terezin,” the exhibit tells the story of how a secret society of teenage boys created Vedem, the longest running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using comics, graphics, artwork, prose and poetry, the ex-hibit showcases many of the 83 weekly issues of Vedem, which totaled 800 pages and was a symbol of protest and rebellion by some of the era’s youngest activists. [...]
SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. To read the full newsletter click here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter SMUJS Faculty Highlights Sabri Ates was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship grant to research his book on Kurdish state-lessness. Rick Cogley (Religious Studies) presented the paper “New England as the New Israel: The Case for and the Case Against” at the Society of Early Americanists in St. Louis, March 3, 2018. Serge Frolov (Religious Studies) co-edited Partners with God: Critical and Theological Readings of the Bible in Honor of Marvin A. Sweeney (Claremont Press, 2017 ) in which he authored the chapter, “Is Form Criticism Compatible with Diachronic Exegesis? Rethinking Genesis [...]
Date: Oct. 18 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall Time:7:30 pm Lecture by Prof. Christine Hayes, Yale University Christine Hayes is Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, she was Assistant Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University for three years. Her published works include several books and many articles in Vetus Testamentum, The Journal for the Study of Judaism, The Harvard Theological Review, and various scholarly anthologies. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events