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September 2021

A Material Meditation on Home: The Sukkah as Jewish Vernacular Architecture

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

This remote event is hosted by Carolina Public Humanities. It is free/open to the public, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Details below.   A Material Meditation on Home: The Sukkah as Jewish Vernacular Architecture A virtual lecture by Dr. Gabrielle Berlinger, Department of American Studies and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, UNC Chapel Hill Thursday, September 23rd, 4:00 pm How can an ancient religious ritual convey current social and political needs? For Dr. Gabrielle Berlinger…

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October 2021

Emerging Scholars: Contemporary Yiddish Performance and Jewish Futures

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Emerging Scholars Event Remote event on Zoom. Registration required on our Eventbrite site: https://contemporaryyiddish.eventbrite.com The Zoom link will be sent to registered guests a couple days prior to the lecture.   Contemporary Yiddish Performance and Jewish Futures My work examines the music of Yiddish-speaking Jewish partisans and ghetto resisters, as sung for a modern audience by the Boston Worker’s Circle community chorus, A Besere Velt (‘A Better World’). For my master's thesis, I drew from a combination of original interviews…

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“Cleansing” Germany: Ideology, Space, and the Nazi Consolidation of Power

October 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

We are happy to co-sponsor this event that is hosted by NC German Studies Seminars:   Friday, 8 October 2021, 3:30 – 5:30 pm TERESA WALCH  I  Assistant Professor, UNC-Greensboro, Department of History: “Cleansing” Germany: Ideology, Space, and the Nazi Consolidation of Power Holocaust history has experienced its own “spatial turn” in the past decade, and important studies have examined the role space played in ethnic cleansing and genocide in central Europe during the 1940s. This project shifts the analytic focus from…

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Emerging Scholars: A Curious Daughter

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Emerging Scholars: Lea Greenberg Remote via Zoom. Please check back in early October for details on how to register and receive the Zoom link. A Curious Daughter: The Excess of Reading and Desire in Karl Emil Franzos’s “The Shylock of Barnow” (1877) From Yiddish theater of the late 18th century to Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye stories to Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox, Jewish daughters leaving the fold are often at the center of Jewish literature negotiating the tensions between religious tradition and modernity.…

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Remote Lecture: Anna Elena Torres

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

  Lecture with Anna Elena Torres, University of Chicago. Event description will be posted soon.   Remote Lecture: Oct 28, 5:30pm

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November 2021

Kaplan-Brauer Lecture: Beth Berkowitz

November 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Kaplan-Brauer Lecture Beth Berkowitz, Barnard College.   Event details will be posted in late August.  

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Emerging Scholars: Tine Rassalle

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Emerging Scholars: Tine Rassalle, PhD candidate in department of religious studies. Online Zoom event. Free and open to the public, registration required. Event details will be posted soon.

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January 2022

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event:

January 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event   Patricia Heberer-Rice, US Holocaust Memorial Museum   Event details will be posted in fall.

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