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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Jewish Studies is officially a Minor

SMU Daily Campus Originally Posted: December 8, 2015 Students may now declare a minor in Jewish Studies as of the Fall Semester 2015.  Senior finance major Trish Weisberg came into SMU as a religious minor and declared a Jewish Studies minor after she decided to learn more about her own faith. “I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s enhanced all parts of who I am,” she said. She said the program is a way for her to get away from all the numbers she deals with in her finance major, and get a more faith- based perspective on life. It has helped her understand the Jewish religion in a more historical and theological sense. “Understanding yourself and other people’s faith is so essential in today’s world,” she [...]

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Nov. 10, Lunch and Lecture by Yehuda Leby-Aldema, “Not By Words Alone”

Event Date: November 10, 2015 Event time: Noon-1:30p.m. Israeli artist Yehuda Levy-Aldema’s presentation visually explores biblical texts beyond the traditional written word. A native of Jerusalem, Levy-Aldema has been working in a variety of media since 1982, when he graduated from Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts. His most recent work in the Ukraine, at the Odessa Jewish Community Center, produced a community art project focused on community identity. RSVP to jewishstudies@smu.edu by Nov. 5. Presented by: Jewish Studies and Perkins School of Theology’s Global Theological Education

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Heretics, Pagans, Jews (and Samaritans): The Priorities of Christian Imperial Programs in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

Event date: Monday, April 27, 2015 Event time:12-1 pm Location: Hyer Hall, Room 100 The treatment of Jews under the Christian Roman empire is often represented as yet another chapter in a dismaying narrative of pervasive and continuous anti-Judaism. This lecture will set the experiences of Jews in the 4th and 5th centuries within the broader context of Nicene Christian efforts to create a religiously homogenized and unified “inhabited world” in the late ancient Mediterranean. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events

Jewish Studies and The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies present Dan Arbell: The US- Turkey-Israel Triangle

Dan Arbell, a scholar-in-residence at the Center for Israeli Studies at American University, is a 25 year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service, serving in senior posts overseas in the UN, the US and Japan, and holding senior positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters in Jerusalem. Most recently he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. In the 1990's he served as Chief of Staff to Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich. From 2005-2009 he was Acting Head of the North America division at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. Prior to that he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. Arbell holds a Master's degree (MA) from Hebrew University in Jerusalem [...]

Jewish Studies Research Cluster

Event date: 12/12/14 Event time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Event location: Hyer 308A Event description: This cluster will explore how Jews used a range of media, namely visual culture and written publications, to represent themselves and their socio-political objectives to a non-Jewish public in order to garner sympathy from and create alliances with members of the dominant society in which they were situated. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/ResearchClusters

“Uptown’s Pike Park: Little Jerusalem to Little Mexico, 100 Years of Settlement” explores the Dallas immigrant experience

Exhibition "Uptown’s Pike Park: Little Jerusalem to Little Mexico, 100 Years of Settlement" explores the Dallas immigrant experience at the Latino Cultural Center, September 12- October 18. Associate Professor of Art History and Jewish Studies Program affiliated faculty Janis Bergman-Carton served on the exhibition committee and collaborated with the City of Dallas archivist and the director of Parks and Recreation. She conducted research, wrote text for the exhibit panels and will serve as a speaker and moderator during programs to be held at the Latino Cultural Center. READ MORE

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