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

Congratulations to Robyn Ann Langley, the first SMU Jewish Studies minor

Congratulations to Robyn Ann Langley, the first Jewish Studies minor. She was recently honored at a reception on Friday, May 13th hosted by the SMU Jewish Studies program and faculty advisor, Shira Lander. Robyn is a Fashion Media major in the Meadows School of the Arts and triple minor in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, both housed in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, and Art. Robyn was born in Miami, FL and moved to Boca Raton when she was just four years old. She was enrolled in preschool at the Jewish Community Center and has continued her involvement in the community ever since. She attended Hebrew school at Congregation B’nai Israel and was confirmed in 10th grade. She continued working at B'nai Israel as a Madricha (teacher’s assistant) [...]

By | 2016-05-17T08:55:50-07:00 May 17th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Jewish Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, Religious Studies, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to Robyn Ann Langley, the first SMU Jewish Studies minor

Twentieth Nate and Ann Levine Lecture in Jewish Studies

Event date: April 5, 2016 Time: 7:30 pm "Imagining a Vibrant Future for American Judaism.” Dr. Arnold Eisen is one of the world's leading experts on American Judaism and the Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He will discuss and debunk the recent forecasts of gloom and doom when it comes to the future of non-Orthodox Judaism in America, a future that — so it is said — mirrors the decline of mainstream Christian groups and the triumph of the "nones": individuals who turn away from any kind of religious belief or community. For more information: sfrolov@smu.edu  

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#MustangsGiveBack is March 24! Support a Dedman College project and make a real difference for students

What will you support at SMU? Make a gift on March 24, 2016 and be a part of Mustangs Give Back, our one-day giving challenge. Below is a list of Dedman College projects: 1. Support Dedman College Scholars for a semester.  Help us fund one semester for a Dedman College Scholar student next year! CLICK HERE   2. Introduce new students to Dallas Introduce new SMU students to Dallas with a day-long bus tour of the city’s historic sites. CLICK HERE   3. Create a new section of microeconomics Fund a new section of this always-oversubscribed course, allowing students to take it when it best fits their schedules. CLICK HERE   4. Support Minds, Brains and Robotics This will provide funding for Minds, Brains and [...]

By | 2016-03-23T18:07:54-07:00 March 23rd, 2016|Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Events, Jewish Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, Political Science|Comments Off on #MustangsGiveBack is March 24! Support a Dedman College project and make a real difference for students

Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

DATE: March 1, 2016 TIME: 5:30 pm LOCATION: Dedman Life Sciences Building 110 Siona Benjamin, a painter originally from Bombay now living in the U.S., will discuss her work and how it reflects her background of being raised as a Jew in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. Her paintings combine the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by Indian miniature painting and Judeo-Spanish icons. More information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events  

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Jewish Studies Presents Judeo-Spanish Culture Week, January 24-31

For Immediate Release January 20, 2016 Contact: Shira Lander, 214-768-2157, jewishstudies@smu.edu Dallas, TX- Southern Methodist University will celebrate Judeo-Spanish culture with a series of festive events and lectures the week of January 24-31. Highlights include a screening of Flory’s Flame, a documentary about the life and music of renowned 90-year old Sephardic composer and performer Flory Jagoda, lectures from professors Danielle Joyner, Shira Lander and Bryan Kirschen and a concert featuring Trio Sefardi. All activities are sponsored by SMU’s Jewish Studies. More information is available at smu.edu/jewishstudies. Below is a full schedule of events: All events are open to the public. Sunday January 24 (2:30-4pm McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall) - An exclusive screening of Flory’s Flame, based on the life and work of performer Flory Jagoda, a National Heritage [...]

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