Oct 7, 2014 – Open House

Oct. 14, 2014: Olga Borovaga (Stanford) – Ladino’s Controversial History 

Oct. 23, 2014: Susan Slyomovics (UCLA) – How to Accept German Reparations 

Nov. 13, 2014: Liana Finck (Author) – A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York

Nov. 19, 2014: Todd Presner (UCLA), David Sheppard (UCLA), Yoh Kawano (UCLA) – HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities

Nov. 20, 2014: Dr. Piotr M.A.Cywiński (Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum) – For the Good of Tomorrow, Preserve Yesterday

Nov. 25, 2014: Caroline Luce (UCLA) and Laura Rosenzweig (San Francisco State) – It Did Happen Here: Anti-Nazi Activism in Los Angeles

Dec. 7-8, 2014: Languages of Everyday Writing in the Medieval Islamic World: History, Methodology, Digital Prospects

Dec. 10, 2014: Marina Rustow (Johns Hopkins University) – Jews and Sovereign Political Power in the Middle Ages: New Evidence from the Cairo Geniza

Jan. 13, 2015: Ari Babaknia (Author) – The Holocaust in Farsi

Jan. 26, 2015: Ronald Hendel (UC Berkeley) – The Book of Genesis in the Western Imagination

Jan. 28, 2015: Fabrizio Lelli (University of Lecce, Italy) – Jewish Refugees in Apulia

Feb. 4, 2015: Kathy Wazana (Film Director), Alma Heckman (UCLA), Gil Hochberg (UCLA) – They Were Promised the Sea

Feb. 10, 2015: Carol Meyers (Duke) – Was Ancient Israel a Patriarchal Society?

Feb. 12, 2015: Alan Mintz (JTS) – The Late Agnon and the Re-Imagining of Galician Jewry

Feb. 17, 2015: Rabbi David Wolpe (Sinai Temple) – David’s Divided Heart 

Feb. 19, 2015: Carol Bakhos (UCLA) – Interpreting the Family of Abraham: Political Uses and Abuses

Feb. 24, 2015: Oren Kosansky (Lewis and Clark College) – When Jews Speak Arabic: Jewish Languages in Colonial Morocco

Feb. 25, 2015: Edwin Seroussi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) – Folksongs of Modernity: A Judeo-Spanish Perspective 

Mar. 2, 2015: Benjamin Sommer (JTS) – Deuteronomy as Scripture and Deuteronomy as Tradition

Mar. 8-9, 2015: Jason Lustig (UCLA), Anat Mooreville (UCLA), Taly Ravid (UCLA) – Thinking Beyond the Canon:  New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies

Mar. 12, 2015: Wendy Lower (Claremont) – Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

Apr. 21, 2015: Julia Phillips Cohen (Vanderbilt) and Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) – Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700–1950

Apr. 23, 2015: Philip Schultz (DePaul University) – The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse

Apr. 30, 2015: Emily J. Levine (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) – Capital, Culture, and the City: German Jews and the Other Weimar Republic

May 3-4, 2015: Kenneth Reinhard (UCLA), Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth), Cornel West (Union Theological Seminary) – Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity:  A Conference in Honor of Abraham Joshua Heschel

May 7, 2015: Mark Kligman (UCLA) – Music and Identity: The Musical Lives of Shlomo Carlebach and Mickey Katz

May 12, 2015: Judith Thissen (Utrecht University) – Kol Nidre on Broadway:  New Perspectives on the Success of the Jazz Singer

May 19, 2015: David N. Myers (UCLA) – The Faith of Fallen Jews: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History