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The Marriage Plot: Sexuality, Secularization, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature with Naomi Seidman

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Secularization involved, among other transformations, the shift in sexual, romantic, and marital practices and structures. In this talk, we will explore the ways that modern secular literature played a role in the romantic education of modernizing Jews, presenting new models of courtship, love, and marriage. Vegetarian dinner will be served. Co-sponsored with Moishe House East Bay Moishe House East Bay, 886 Euclid Ave. Berkeley, CA 94708

Naomi Seidman to Deliver Carleton College’s Forkosh Lecture in Judaic Studies

Naomi Seidman, a scholar who specializes in Jewish culture and literature, will deliver Carleton College’s annual Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies and Religion on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall. Entitled “The Marriage Plot: Sexuality, Secularization and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature,” Seidman’s lecture will explore how the secularizing trends of the 18th and 19th centuries worked through art and literature to influence Jewish sexual norms. This event is free and open to the public.

CJS Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 3:30pm
Join us to hear CJS 2013 (spring and fall) graduates present their work and celebrate their accomplishments. Students, family and friends are welcome. CJS, Hedco Room, 2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley

'Jew-hunting". New Polish research on the Shoah” with Konstanty Gebert

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 4:00pm
PLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIME CHANGE GTU Library, Richard Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

CIS and CJS Co-host Annual Madrasa-Midrasha Day of Learning on Jews and Muslims in the Media

Participants for the Center for Jewish Studies' and Center for Islamic Studies' annual Madrasa-Midrasha Day of Learning gathered at Easton Hall o

A Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with Bezalel Naor; Translator and Interpreter of the Thought of Rav Kook will present "The Janus-Faced Messianism of Rav Kook: Planetary Consciousness / Ethnocentricity"

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:30pm
The Center for Jewish Studies at GTU presents A Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with Bezalel Naor; Translator and Interpreter of the Thought of Rav Kook will present "The Janus-Faced Messianism of Rav Kook: Planetary Consciousness / Ethnocentricity" Thursday, February 14th, 12:30pm Cheeseboard Pizza Will Be Served Hedco, 2465 Le Conte Ave, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA For more information and to RSVP, please contact cjs@gtu.edu or 510.649.2482

CJS Career Day

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
This will be an opportunity for current CJS students and prospective students to learn about professional opportunities after graduation. Vegetarian lunch will be served. Monday, March 18, 12:30pm Richard Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley

Tu B’Shvat Seder

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Please join CJS and the Coastside Jewish Community for a celebratory Tu B’Shvat seder led by Maggid Jhos Singer and Chazanit Julie Batz. *Ritual items and wine will be provided. Children welcome. Saturday, January 26th, 2:30-5pm Richard Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA

Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Lecture Series

Noam PiankoThe Center for Jewish Studies presents a four-part lecture series entitled: “Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People?: Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Age.” The series will be given by Noam Pianko.

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