Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Screening: “Little Jerusalem: Burlington’s Jewish Community”
Vermont Public Television's award-winning documentary.
Monday, October 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Lecture by Tomer Levi, Ph.D.
“ Jewish Education in Ottoman Beirut: The Case of the Tif’eret Israel School, Al-Madrasa al-wataniyya al-Isra’iliyya”
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 219
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
“The Kabbalah of Poetry, The Poetry of Kabbalah”
Reading and lecture by Peter Cole
Peter Cole, poet, translator, scholar and MacArthur Fellow, will speak on and read from his new book, The Poetry of Kabbalah (Yale University Press, 2012), seeking the connection between poetic creation and mystical experience. Booklist has praised this latest work of Cole's as "a dazzling treasury of verse spanning more than 1,500 years and accompanied by fascinating, illuminating commentary rich in history, biography, and literary expertise." A book-signing will follow. For further information:http://www.blueflowerarts.com/peter-cole
Axinn Center at Starr Library
Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies (Aquinnah Fund), the Department of Religion and the Department of English and American Literature
Monday, November 12th, 7:30 p.m.
Screening and discussion with Toby Perl Freilich, director of the documentary
“Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment.”
Axinn Center at Starr Library
“Inventing Our Life” opened in New York in April 2012. Set against the backdrop of the glorious 100-year history of the Kibbutz, the film reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's modern kibbutz movement as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival. Can a radically socialist institution survive a new capitalist reality? How will painful reforms affect those who still believe in the kibbutz experiment, and continue to call it home? For more information see: http://firstrunfeatures.com/inventingourlife_press.html Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies (Aquinnah Fund) the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, the Middle East Studies Program, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Thursday, November 29, 4:30 p.m.
Postponed due to Hurricane Sandy
"Job through the Eyes of Artists"
Professor Choon Leong Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary
Place: McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220
Professor Seow is the Henry Snyder Gehman Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. Among other books and articles, Seow has written commentaries on the biblical books of Daniel, Ecclesiastes, and Kings. His commentary on the book of Job is also due to be published on October 31st, and is distinctive in the attention Seow gives to the interpretation of Job not only in commentaries, but also in literature, the visual arts and music.
Sponsored by the First Year Seminar Program, the Program in Jewish Studies, the Religion Department, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 6 p.m., McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
The Hannah A. Quint Lectureship in Jewish Studies
25th Anniversary Symposium:
“The Jews in America: Past and Future”