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March 2022

Sephardic Studies: Young American Jews: Today’s Conversos?

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Sephardic Studies Lecture with David Graizbord, University of Arizona. The annual Lecture on Sephardic Studies is planned as an in-person event in Dey Hall, fourth floor Toy Lounge.   Young American Jews: Today’s Conversos? This talk will compare and contrast the historical experience of two populations that are separated by vast space and time.   The first population consisted of New Christians, a.k.a. conversos—that is, the Christianized descendants of Iberian Jews.  Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many conversos adopted…

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Too Long, Too Foreign. . . Too Jewish

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Sylvia and Irving Margolis Lecture on the Jewish Experience This is currently planned as a hybrid event. No registration is required to attend in-person at the UNC Stone Center. To join via Zoom, registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Registration is open on Eventbrite: https://toojewish.eventbrite.com     Too Long, Too Foreign. . . Too Jewish:  Antisemitism, upward mobility, and name changing in New York City, 1917-1945 with Kirsten Fermaglich, Professor of History and Jewish Studies at…

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Southeast German Studies Consortium

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Center is pleased to co-sponosor the keynote address for the Southeast German Studies Consortium. The keynote lecture of the 2022 Southeast German Studies Workshop (SEGSW) will be delivered at Appalachian State on Thursday, March 24, by Prof. Shmuel Feiner (Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan). Prof. Feiner is among Israel's most distinguished historians. At Bar-Ilan University, he holds a professorship in Modern Jewish History as well as the prestigious Samuel Braun Chair for the History of the Jews in Prussia. His  talk is entitled "The Haskalah Project of…

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Discussions/Film Screenings: Avner Faingulernt

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We are pleased to co-sponsor film screenings and discussions with filmmaker Avner Faingulernt. Events are in-person at UNC and Duke University. Free and open to the public, no registration required.   Schedule of events at Carolina:   Tuesday, March 29, 12:30-1:45pm: UNC Graham Memorial, room 039. Avner Faingulernt is visiting Prof. Yaron Shemer's class “Beyond Hostilities.” This class visit is open to additional attendees, and it is free and open to the public. Parking at Morehead Planetarium lot or meters…

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McLester Colloquium: The Objects that Remain

March 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

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 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

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

Reflections in a Time of War: Yiddish Culture and Jewish History in Ukraine

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reflections in a Time of War: Yiddish Culture and Jewish History in Ukraine The community is invited to join this online event featuring a panel of speakers, including musician Daniel Kahn. This event will be remote, via Zoom.  Registration required on Eventbrite: https://reflectionsintimeofwar.eventbrite.com  The Eventbrite system will email the Zoom link a couple day prior to the event and again the afternoon of the event.   This panel discussion, featuring Berlin-based singer and songwriter Daniel Kahn, will discuss Jewish history…

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Grad Student Seminar: The Sibylline Oracles: A Case Study in Ancient and Modern Anti-Judaism

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This seminar is organized by the Center's Graduate Student Network for Carolina graduate students only. This is an in-person event only. 12 noon, Pettigrew hall seminar room at the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.   Seminar: “The Sibylline Oracles: A Case Study in Ancient and Modern Anti-Judaism” This seminar examines ancient and modern deployments of anti-Judaism as they relate to the Sibylline Oracles, a collection of pseudepigraphic prophecies written in Greek hexameters over centuries by Jews and Christians, voiced by…

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Ambivalent Appropriation: Apollo in Jewish Texts and Material Culture

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

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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Besa: A Code of Honor. Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event, which is hosted by Hillel:   Besa: A Code of Honor. Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust April 26, 10am-4pm in the Pit (near bookstore/student center) Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) program honoring the legacy of Muslim rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust in Albania.   The exhibit, Besa: A Code of Honor. Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust | Yad Vashem, has toured around the world and…

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