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Jewish Studies Events

Public Events in Jewish Studies

All events in 2020-2021 will be virtual. RSVPs are required for these events. We remain committed to our mission to support a learning community in addition to our virtual events, and we will be sending weekly readings, making book and film recommendations. Please join our mailing list. All our events are free and open to the public.

Spring 2021 Public Events in Jewish Studies at Fordham

Tuesday, January 19th, 12PM: 

Rebekka Grossman 

“On Turning Local Sites into Global Sights: When Zionist Politics Met Photography”

Salo Baron New Voices in Jewish Studies Award Lecture in partnership with Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies


Wednesday, February 3rd, 4PM: 

Jacqueline Nicholls 

“Learn Talmud Like An Artist”


Wednesday, February 10th, 4PM: 

Golan Y. Moskowitz 

“Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context”

in conversation with Naomi Seidman


Wednesday, February 17th, 1PM:

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner

 “Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe”
in conversation with Nicholas Paul and Magda Teter


Wednesday, February 24th, 4PM: 

Roy Holler 

“Multiple Identity Politics: The Passing Narratives of Dahn Ben-Amotz”
in conversation with Katya Gibel Mevorach

Salo Baron New Voices in Jewish Studies Award Lecture in partnership with Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies


Thursday, March 4th, 4PM: 

Book Club Event
Eva Mroczek 

“The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity,” in conversation with Karina Martin Hogan and Karen Stern


Wednesday, March 10th, 1PM:

Hanan Mazeh 

“The Land of Israel or Syria Palestina: Reconceptualization of Territory in Rabbinic Literature”


Monday, March 15th, 4PM: 

Pratima Gopalakrishnan 

“Family and Other Fictions in Late Antique Jewish Society”

Salo Baron New Voices in Jewish Studies Award Lecture in partnership with Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies


Wednesday, April 7, 12 noon:

Zohar Segev

“Rethinking the Dilemma of Bombing Auschwitz: Support, Opposition, and Reservation”


Tuesday, April 13th, 12 noon: 

“Jewish Ceremonial Art: Continuing the Conversation”
Laura Arnold Leibman and Maya Balakirsky Katz in dialogue with Magda Teter

A program in memory of Vivian B. Mann,
presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum


Thursday, April 22nd, 12 noon: 

Michal Kravel Tovi 

“On Winks and Lies: The Performance of Sincerity and Jewish Conversion in Israel” in conversation with Omri Elisha


Thursday, April 29th, 4pm: 

Mika Ahuvia

“On My Right Michael, On My Left Gabriel: Angels in Ancient Jewish Culture”
in conversation with Sarit Kattan Gribetz


Wednesday, May 5, 12 noon:

“The Pius XII Archives and the Jews: First Notes and Research Hypotheses”
Panel featuring David Kertzer, Maria Chiara Rioli, and Nina Valbousquet
moderated by Magda Teter and David GIbson


Past Events of 2020

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All events are possible through the generosity of The Joseph Alexander Foundation, The Knapp Family Foundation, The Picket Family Foundation, the Shvidler Gift Fund to Fordham University, and individual donations from friends of the Center for Jewish Studies at Fordham.