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Jewish Studies Events

Public Events in Jewish Studies

In 2022-2023, some of our events will continue to be virtual and some will be hybrid (in-person with a zoom option). RSVPs are required for all these events and up-to-date vaccinations are required for in-person events. We remain committed to our mission to support a learning community and in addition to our virtual and in-person events, 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.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6PM

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Christianity in the Babylonian Talmud: The Creation of Inter-religious Literary Networks”

The event is co-sponsored with the Theology Department
Lincoln Center
Hybrid event with Zoom access/will be live streamed


Thursday. September 15, 2022 at 7PM

"Whose Law? Christians and Jews rethink the Pharisees": A panel discussion with Amy-Jill Levine, Joseph Sievers, Shaye J.D. Cohen, and Angela Kim Harkins
In-person at the Jewish Theological Seminary and virtually on zoom.

A joint program of Fordham’s Institute on Religion, Law, and Lawyer’s Work and the Jewish Theological Seminary, also supported by the American Jewish Committee.


Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 1PM
The Salo Baron New Voices in Jewish Studies Series
Alex Moshkin, “The Art of Marginality: Ars Poetika and Russian-Israeli Poets of the 1.5 Generation”


Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 1PM

Be Fruitful! The Etrog in Jewish Art, Culture, and History


Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 1PM

Virtual film screening and a panel discussion (webinar)
The film will be screened October 6-13, 2022.


Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 at 6PM

James McAuley, “The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France” 

In-person at Lincoln Center (McMahon Room 109) and virtually on zoom.


Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6PM
Fordham-NYPL Lecture Series
Debora Kantor, Jews  and Jewishness in Modern and Contemporary Film and Culture: a Comparative Approach

Hybrid event with Zoom access/will be live streamed
Lincoln Center, McMahon Room 109


Monday, November 14, 2022
"Welcoming the Stranger: Abrahamic Hospitality and Contemporary Implications" 
An in person conference organized by The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art and Fordham University’s Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work, in collaboration with Fordham University’s Center for Jewish Studies.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 12:30PM

Orit Malka, “On Laws as Oaths: The Commandments and Ancient Jurisprudence”

In-person workshop at Lincoln Center (room TBA)

Student-faculty workshop co-hosted between the Center for Jewish Studies, Fordham Law School, and Fordham’s Institute on Religion, Law, and Lawyer’s Work.

Email to rsvp.

November 30, 2022 at 12PM

Shraga Bick, “The problematization of the praying body in Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity’

In-person workshop at Rose Hill (Duane 140)

Student-faculty workshop co-hosted between the Center for Jewish Studies, the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, and the Theology Department.

Email to rsvp.


Thursday, December 8, 6PM
CJH-Fordham Lecture Series: 
Daoism and Capitalism: Modern German Jewish Philosophy’s Encounter with China
Julia Ng, University of London

Lincoln Center, McMahon Room 109
Hybrid event with Zoom access/will be live streamed



For current events visit our events webpage.

For the listings of past events, click here.

For videos of our past events, visit our YouTube channel.

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