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'Fragment of Life:' On reading Jonah, A Lecture with Avivah Zornberg

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:00am

Becoming Ruth

‘I am a stranger:’ Becoming Ruth  Ruth is a stranger in more senses than one. Who is this unknown woman who is destined to become mother of royalty? What is the process by which she finds her way into a foreign and unwelcoming culture and religious tradition? How does destiny come about? To be held at Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709 from 9:00AM-11:30AM. 

Talmudic Transgressions: Symposium on the Work of Daniel Boyarin

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:00am

Talmudic Transgressions Flyer

This three day event celebrating the work of Daniel Boyarin will be held at both University of California Berkeley and at the Graduate Theological Union.

On April 8th: UCB Law School 4:00PM-8:30PM

On April 9th: 2401 Ridge Road, Easton Hall 9:00AM-5:30PM

On April 10th: UCB Law School Goldberg Room 297 9:00AM-1:00PM

Lecture with Visiting Professor of Rabbinics at CJS, Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 5:00pm

GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA

Co-Sponsored by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Fiddler@50: Interview & Concert with Theodore Bikel

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA. $34 in advance, $37 at the door. Tickets available at Freight & Salvage http://www.thefreight.org/ticketinformation. Tel. 510-644-2020, x120

Did Noah and Jonah Share the Same Boat? How Similar Stories Say Opposite Things About the Human Soul

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

with Judy Klitsner

The stories of Noah and Jonah share a remarkable number of details, including: water, boats, a divinely-decreed catastrophe, and a prophet's desperate need to escape. These comparisons will lead us to a surprising inverse relationship between the stories, including opposing views on the question:  is it really possible for human beings to change?

Book Reading by David Ehrlich

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:30pm

author of “Who Will Die Last: Stories of Life in Israel”

Richard Dinner Board Room

2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

"Aesthetics of Sacred Space" - Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:30pm

Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies

Speakers:

Rizwan Mawani, Educator and Scholar, MA Student, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Carol Bier (moderator), Islamic Art Historian, Visiting Scholar, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
 

Location: GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Seidman travels to Warsaw, home of her father and his diary

Naomi Seidman, Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, received an invitation to Warsaw by Anna Cialowicz, the Polish translator of Hillel Seidman's “Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto.” Hillel was a Jewish historian, Yiddish journalist, and community activist, in addition to being Naomi's late father. The diary will be published in Poland this spring, coinciding with the seventieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the largest Jewish revolt of World War II.

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