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10/24 – Jewish Studies Lecture Series

The Jewish Studies Department is excited to bring Devi Mays (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan) to campus on Monday 10/24 in Alumni Hall 202. More details to come!


10/7 Lunch Talk with Jesse Spohnholz

The Jewish Studies Department is excited to partner with the Max Kade Center for German and European Studies in bringing Jesse Spohnholz (Professor of History, Washington State University) to campus on Friday 10/7. He will be presenting a talk titled…


9/19 – Unstick your Syllabi with Megan Goodwin

The Jewish Studies Department is excited to partner with the Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and the Center for Teaching to bring Dr. Megan Goodwin to our campus! Dr. Goodwin will be presenting “Unstick your Syllabi” on September 19th at…



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

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…


Plunder: Family Property and Nazi Treasure

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…


Books and Babies: Reproductive Literacy among Haredi Women

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…


Discussion with Jessica Kirzane

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 



Poetry Slam!

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…





Virtual talk by Amy-Jill Levine at Parnassus Books

Parnassus Books presents a conversation with Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi-Brettler, authors of The Bible with and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently. The event is virtual, and will take place on the Parnassus Books…



The Netflixization of Israeli and Middle Eastern Cultures

The Netflixization of Israeli and Middle Eastern Cultures: Israel, the Arab World and the Globalization of Television Have you ever wanted to know more about the Netflix obsession with Israeli secret service, Mossad, as portrayed in current Netflix acclaimed shows like…



Judeo-Spanish Workshops this Past Fall!

This fall, the Program in Jewish Studies sponsored two all-day Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) workshops, organized by Vanderbilt Professor Julia Phillips Cohen, and led by two world renowned scholars in Judeo-Spanish linguistics and literature. The first workshop, held on October 20th, was…