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March 2017
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Jewish Food Film Festival

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Varsity Theater, 123 E Franklin St.
Chapel Hill,
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Join us for an evening film screening of two Jewish food films:  Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream and Deli-Man. The screenings will be from 4-7pm,with Streit’s Matzo starting at 4 and Deli-Man starting at 5:30. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets or registration required for the film festival. Details on the event and the films can be found here.   The Jewish Food in the Global South symposium continues on Sunday, March 5 with…

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Jewish Food in the Global South: A Symposium

Visit the symposium web site for more information/registration   This symposium will explore the historical trends and current cultural practices surrounding “Jewish” food in and of the American South. Appealing to both public and academic audiences, this workshop will feature dynamic presentations by Jewish foodways and cultural scholars, culinary critics, and James Beard award-winning chefs and writers, including Joan Nathan (Wash., DC), Andrea Reusing (Lantern, Chapel Hill), and Alon Shaya (Shaya, New Orleans).  Panel discussions will investigate what makes a…

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Consuming Temples: German Jews and Consumer Culture on Both Sides of the Atlantic

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

March 20, 5:30pm, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge PAUL LERNER (University of Southern California) will discuss the intertwined histories of German Jews and consumer culture, focusing on department stores in pre-Nazi Germany and advertising, malls, and amusement parks in post-war America, showing how Jewish immigrants from Germany and Austria shaped American consumer culture in the 20th century. Concentrating on several key figures, this lecture will follow the paths of architects, designers, and publicists who brought European notions of planning and Freudian…

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Performing Commemoration: Music and the Politics of Trauma

March 31 @ 8:00 am - April 2 @ 9:00 pm
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Hosted by the UNC Department of Music and Co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies DATES HAVE CHANGED TO: March 31-April 2, venue TBA. This is preliminary information, please check back in early 2017 for updated details. This is a three-day academic conference in which invited scholars from around the world will discuss the role of music in the performance of commemoration, in order to understand how diverse states, governments, organizations, communities, and individuals across the globe deploy the…

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April 2017

On the Study of Jews of Color

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Update January 31: This event is now rescheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 5:30pm. A new location will be announced soon. LEWIS GORDON, (University of Connecticut) will discuss how stories of the Jewish people are told in a way that ignores what we have been for most of our history: people of color.  This talk will explore the circumstances that have led to such historical amnesia, and conclude with reflections on why it is important to recognize and celebrate the tapestry…

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Defiant Requiem at UNC

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale, sold through Carolina Performing Arts. Hosted by the UNC Department of Music and Co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies April 20, 7:30 pm Memorial Hall Defiant Requiem: Verdi Requiem at Terezín UNC Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Choir, Chamber Singers, Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs, soloists Louise Toppin, Mary Gayle Greene, Timothy Sparks, Marc Callahan, and guest conductor Murry Sidlin $10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff) • Ticket information will be posted in…

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May 2017

Jewish Song, Comedy, and Storytelling in the Old and New Worlds

May 6 @ 9:15 am - 5:30 pm
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Jewish Song, Comedy, and Storytelling in the Old and New Worlds The Uhlman Family Seminar May 6, 9:15 am – 5:30 p.m. / Location TBA This year’s annual Uhlman Family Seminar will focus on Jewish culture as revealed through entertainment: music, film, folklore, humor, and the storytelling components present in all of these arts. Discussions will focus on Jewish folklore, Warsaw’s cabaret scene, the Jewish influence in Hollywood, and the origins of contemporary Jewish humor. Please check our web site for…

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