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Professor Emerita Amy-Jill Levine honored with Seelisberg Prize by the International Council of Christians and Jews

Jun. 27, 2022—From the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) – “On Sunday, June 26, 2022, the widely praised New Testament scholar, Prof. Amy-Jill Levine, will be awarded the first ever SEELISBERG PRIZE for the major role her scholarship and teaching...

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Prof Schachter presents at POLIN Book Talks

Jun. 14, 2022—Allison Schachter will discuss her new book, “Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919–1939”, in conversation with Karolina Szymaniak and Anastasiya Lyubas. Host: Anita Norich, Collegiate Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan, specializes in Yiddish literature Speakers: Allison Schachter, Associate Professor...

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Book Release Event: Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919-1939

Apr. 29, 2022—Book Release Event: WOMEN WRITING JEWISH MODERNITY, 1919-1939 Allison Schachter in conversation with Chana Kronfeld (University of California, Berkeley), Zohar Weiman-Kelman (Ben-Gurion University), and Emily Greble (Vanderbilt University) Hosted by the Max Kade Center for European Studies May 10, 2022...

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Plunder: Family Property and Nazi Treasure

Apr. 29, 2022—Plunder: Family Property and Nazi Treasure A public talk by memoirist Menachem Kaiser “Plunder recounts Kaiser’s journey to Poland, as he tries to reclaim his grandfather’s apartment building stolen by the Nazis, and ends up entangled with treasure hunters in...

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Books and Babies: Reproductive Literacy among Haredi Women

Apr. 29, 2022—Books and Babies: Reproductive Literacy among Haredi Women Michal Raucher hosted by the Jewish Studies Department “In Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women (Indiana University Press, 2020), Michal Raucher explores the ways ultra-Orthodox Jewish women in Israel make decisions...

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Discussion with Jessica Kirzane

Apr. 29, 2022—Jessica Kirzane hosted by Allison Schachter  Join us for a discussion of the translation of Miriam Karpilove’s novel “Diary of a Lonely Girl” February 1, 2022 

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Between World Literature and Global Modernism: Literary Rewritings on the Global Stage

Apr. 29, 2022—Between World Literature and Global Modernism: Literary Rewritings on the Global Stage An event with Lital Levy (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University) Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Department January 24, 2022

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New Review – Yiddish Stories from the Ukrainian Provinces

Mar. 11, 2022—Prof Allison Schatcher‘s recent book, a translation of selected stories by Fradl Shtok titled From the Jewish Provinces, has been reviewed by Tablet. Rokhl Kafrissen has this to say – “… right now, for those of us newly focused on...

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Poetry Slam!

Nov. 19, 2021—The Center for Second Language Studies and the Jewish Studies Department are excited to invite you to this event series! Celebrate the end of the semester with poetry workshops and a slam! This initiative from the Jewish Studies Department and...

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Congrats to Prof Cohen and Prof Klass!

Nov. 11, 2021—Our JS interim director and professor, Julia Cohen, has recently published a short article titled “American Days, Turkish Nights” about Turkish Jews in the US. Congratulations Julia! Read more here at: http://www.sephardiclosangeles.org/portfolios/american-days-turkish-nights/ Professor Judy Klass currently has three of her...

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Published – Prof Allison Schachter’s Translations of Fradl Shtok’s Short Stories

Nov. 11, 2021—From the Jewish Provinces: Selected Stories by Fradl Shtok, translated by Jewish Studies Professor Allison Schachter and rare book librarian at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati Jordan Finkin, has been published by Northwestern University Press. Congratulations, Allison!...

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