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Spring classes are underway.  Lots of exciting events coming up (scroll down to see them) and new study abroad program!

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE HALPERN AWARD FOR STUDY AND RESEARCH IN JEWISH STUDIES

NEWs AND EVENTS

PITT IN ISRAEL new study abroad program

PITT IN ISRAEL NEW SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

http://www.abroad.pitt.edu/israel

DEADLINE FOR APPLICAITONS:  January 28, 2018

Upcoming Events

Sunday January 21, 2018, 10 am-12 noon, at Tree of Life Congregation,

Justin Cammy (Smith College)

Community Lecture:

“When Yiddish Was Young”

Monday January 22, 2018, 12-1:30 pm, Cathedral of Learning 501

Justin Cammy (Smith)

Jewish Studies Colloquium:

“When Yiddish Was Dead: Challenges of Translating  Sutzkever's Memoir of the Vilna Ghetto”  

Bring a lunch; coffee and dessert provided

Thursday February 15, 2018, 6:30 pm-8 pm, Cathedral of Learning 602

Samantha Baskind (Cleveland State University)

Jewish Studies Lecture:

“The Holocaust in Graphic Novels”

Tuesday, March 20,2018, 2:30 pm -3:45 pm, Location TBA

Marijke Brown (child Holocaust survivor and Pitt Social Work Alum)

Jewish Studies Lecture:

“A Hidden Child's Journey”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7 pm, Rodef Shalom Congregation

Author Conversation with Ruby Namdar, The Ruined House

Monday March 26, 2018, 4:30-6 pm, Cathedral of Learning 501

Armin Langer  (German activist)

Jewish Studies/Religious Studies Lecture and Conversation:

“Jewish-Muslim Alliances and Rivalries in Europe: My Experiences with the Salaam-Schalom Initiative, an Interfaith activist Group Standing for a Peaceful Co-existence between Jews, Muslims, and Allies”

Wednesday March 28, 2018, 7 pm, Rodef Shlalom Congregation

Author Conversation with Abigail Pogrebin, My Jewish Year  

Sunday April 8, 2018, time TBD, at Heinz History Center

Student research presentations “Jews and the City”

Monday April 9, 2018 4:30-6 pm, Cathedral of Learning 602

Andrew Porwancher  (University of Oklahoma)

Jewish Studies and History Department Colloguium:

"Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?”

Thursday April 26, 2018- Sunday May 6, 2018, Venues TBA

JFilm Festival:¬†Watch for “Film Schmoozes” -- post-film discussions led by Pitt faculty an guests. 

May 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Rodef Shalom Congregation

Author Conversation with Peter Gethers , My Mother’s Kitchen