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March 2022

McLester Colloquium: The Objects that Remain

March 30, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Center is pleased to co-sponsor the 2022 McLester Colloquium, hosted by the Department of Religious Studies. This is a hybrid event, free and open to the public, no registration is required to attend in-person on via Zoom.   The Objects that Remain with Laura Levitt Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender, Temple University   March 30, 3:30-5:00 PM Hyde Hall, University Room Optional Zoom: Meeting ID 955 9219 5365, Passcode UNCRELI   Building from her book, The Objects…

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Class Visit/Community Seminar: Holding the Past

March 31, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Holding the Past A visit with Professor Berlinger's class: Traditions in Transition: Jewish Folklore and Ethnography Graham Memorial, Kresge Common Room   Professor Levitt will deliver the McLester Colloquium on March 30, while this classroom visit will take a deeper look at Jewish material culture. Focusing on a chapter in her new book, the class will discuss objects of memory and displacement, holding space for connection and story. This class session is open to the general public. In person event…

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April 2022

Ambivalent Appropriation: Apollo in Jewish Texts and Material Culture

April 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Center's Graduate Student Network is hosting Olivia Stewart Lester for an evening community lecture. This event, supported by the Uhlman Family Seminar, is currently planned as in-person only. 5:30pm, UNC Stone Center, Auditorium   “Ambivalent Appropriation: Apollo in Jewish Texts and Material Culture” This lecture considers ancient Jewish engagement with Apollo traditions in texts and material objects that range from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity, found in locations across the ancient Mediterranean. It tracks a shared strategy in…

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September 2022

Co-sponsoring: Prospects for Peace

September 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event hosted by UNC Hillel. Tuesday, September 13th, 7:30pm - 8:45pm FedEx Global Education Center   Dennis Ross and Ghaith al-Omari: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Join UNC Hillel on September 13th for Prospects for Peace: The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process With Dennis Ross & Ghaith al-Omari. Hear senior fellows from the Washington Institute speak about their experiences negotiating peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Co-sponsored by: Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs: Diplomatic Discussions,…

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REMOTE: Jews, and the Transformation of American Folklore

September 19, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

If you missed this event, you can view it on our YouTube channel. This is now a remote/Zoom event. Remote-only event.   Registration is required on Eventbrite site in order to get the Zoom link.     Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies with Dr. Naomi Graber, University of Georgia.   The Center's inaugural Alumni Lecture. Co-sponsored by the department of music and the department of American studies.   Opening remarks by Patricia Rosenmeyer, Elizabeth Engelhardt and…

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October 2022

“bridges between east and west” with Ronny Someck

October 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday, October 24, 2022, 5:30pm, in-person event: UNC Graham Memorial, Lounge.   bridges between east and west with poet Ronny Someck In-person event will feature readings by the poet and translations in English. Co-sponsored by: UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, North Carolina Consortium for Middle East Studies, Duke Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke Jewish Studies   A limited number of free spaces are reserved in Morehead Cain lot for our…

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November 2022

Southern Jews and the Lost Cause

November 7, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sylvia and Irving Margolis Lecture on the Jewish Experience in the American South with David Weinfeld, Rowan University. Monday, November 7, 2022, 5:30pm, in-person event: UNC Stone Center, auditorium. Parking: Bell Tower Deck Co-sponsored by: UNC Department of American Studies, UNC Center for the Study of the American South Carolina Students: earn Heel Life credit by attending the event!   Southern Jews and the Lost Cause: Confederate Memory and Jewish Identity   It is well-known that some Jews in the American South owned enslaved…

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January 2023

 Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

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

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture Jewish Perceptions of Justice Kaplan-Brauer Lecture in Jewish Studies with Dr. Laura Jockusch, Brandeis University. January 30, 5:30pm. In-person lecture, free and open to the public. UNC Stone Center, Multi-Purpose Room Parking: Bell Tower Deck. This event will not be recorded.   “If you survive, you must take revenge”: Jewish vengeance during and after the Holocaust Revenge was ubiquitous among European Jews during the Holocaust. It included direct acts—i.e. violence against Nazi perpetrators and their…

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February 2023

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 7:00PM Hitchcock Room, Stone Center, 150 South Road, UNC-Chapel Hill   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 and often humorous…

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March 2023

Daniel Zamir Jazz Duo / 20th Anniversary Celebration

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please help us celebrate our 20th anniversary at our March 2nd reception and jazz performance! Schedule: 6:00-6:45pm: Community 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. Map of Hill Hall and Swain parking, located between Franklin St. and Cameron Ave.   Daniel Zamir Duo with Gadi Lehavi Internationally renowned saxophonist and composer Daniel Zamir, together with…

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