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February 2023

Mizrahim and Zionism: A History

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This lecture is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor through an endowed lectureship in Sephardic Judaism.   Tuesday, February 7, 2023. 5:30pm, Hyde Hall University Room . Free and open to the public. Parking: Swain Lot.   Mizrahim and Zionism 1893-1959: A History in Three Keys As the recent elections in Israel showed us again, the encounter between European and Middle Eastern (Mizrahi) Jewries in the modern Jewish state has always been tense and politically fraught. Since…

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Co-sponsoring: A Tar Heel in the Knesset

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are pleased to co-sponsor this event hosted by UNC Hillel: A Tar Heel in the Knesset: Making sense of Israel’s tumultuous parliament with Alon Tal Thursday, February 16 at 7pm. Venue and other details TBA in late January.   As the seventh American citizen (and the first North Carolinian!) to serve in Israel’s Knesset, seeing Israel’s complex and colorful legislative and government decision making up close was sometimes uplifting, sometimes appalling and always fascinating. Based on dozens of idiosyncratic…

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A Galician Wedding: Yiddish Popular Culture

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

Emerging Scholars Lecture with Oskar Czendze, department of history. Remote event via Zoom. Registration will be required on Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link. Registration is open: Co-sponsored by the department of history, and the department of American studies. Heel Life credit available; link will be posted in February.   A Galician Wedding: Yiddish Popular Culture and Regionalism in American Jewish Immigrant Life, 1910-1938 Between 1881 and 1910 more than 200,000 Jews left the Habsburg province of…

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March 2023

Grad Student Network Career Event

March 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

March 1, 2022, 4:30pm, Hyde Hall Incubator Room. Hybrid Event. The Center's grad student network event for 2022-23 will feature a panel of alumni, and our recently hired faculty member, in a variety of academic and academic-adjacent positions to discuss career opportunities and job hunting skills with current grad students and alumni of the Center. Additional alumni in other career fields will join us online. Organized by Jocelyn Burney, this year's Uhlman Fellow, this hybrid event is open to current…

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Daniel Zamir Jazz Duo / 20th Anniversary Celebration

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please help us celebrate our 20th anniversary at our March 2nd reception and jazz performance! Schedule: 6:00-6:45pm: Reception, Hill Hall, Rotunda 7:00-8:15pm: Performance, Hill Hall, Moeser Aud Morris, Ida and Alan Heilig Event in Jewish Studies In person event, free and open to the public. FREE Parking: Swain Lot.   Daniel Zamir Duo with Gadi Lehavi Internationally renowned saxophonist and composer Daniel Zamir, together with pianist Gadi Lehavi, will be performing a special jazz concert of Daniel's music. Join us…

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April 2023

Co-sponsoring: Michael Twitty

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event:   Michael Twitty, in conversation with Marcie Cohen Ferris Hutchins Lecture by Michael Twitty in conversation with moderator Marcie C. Ferris, focused on the new, much anticipated publication, Kosher Soul: The Food and Faith Journey of an American Jew (HarperCollins, 2022). Michael Twitty will meet with UNC students earlier in the day.   Michael Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and historical interpreter at the intersection of American and…

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