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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.

The Problem with “The Jewish People”

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era" featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today.

Is Peoplehood Possible (or desirable) in a Global Era?

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:30pm

Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era"
featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko

Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today.

Vegetarian lunch will be provided

Israeli Nation or Jewish People? Zionism and the Transformation of Jewish Identity

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:30pm
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era" featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today. Vegetarian lunch will be provided

Jewish Collectivity from Ancient Israel to Medieval Europe

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 12:30pm
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION- Tucson Room (walk through courtyard), CDSP, 2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709 Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era" featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko

The Problem with “The Jewish People”

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:30pm
Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era" featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today. Vegetarian lunch will be provided. The Problem with “The Jewish People”

How the Holocaust is Being Remembered and Commemorated in Poland: Brown Bag Lunch with Edyta Gawron

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:30pm
How the Holocaust is Being Remembered and Commemorated in Poland: Brown Bag Lunch with Edyta Gawron Dr. Edyta Gawron is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and the head of the new Centre for the Study of the History and Culture of Krakow Jews (Jagiellonian University). As a specialist in the 20th century history of Polish Jews, Holocaust studies and post-Holocaust Jewish Diaspora she cooperates with various academic institutions and museums in Poland and abroad. Monday, November 12th, 12:30pm

CANCELLED - Israel, Iran and the U.S. After the Elections: Lunch Talk with Aharon Barnea

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:30pm

This event has been cancelled due to the current situation in the Middle East. Please consider attending other CJS sponsored events. Thanks!

Over the past eight years, Barnea has served as an anchorman and special correspondent on Arab affairs on Israel's Channel 2. Barnea formerly was an advisor to Ezer Weizman, the President of Israel. He also wrote for the Hadashot newspaper, was a correspondent and anchor for Israel Radio, specializing in Arab affairs.

Theodore Bikel in Concert with Accordionist Merima Kljuco- SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 7:30pm

(in conjunction with the conference Captives of the Dawn: Remembering Soviet Yiddish Culture

Theodore Bikel is an Academy Award and Tony Award-nominated actor and musician. A recognized interpreter of Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew folk songs, Bikel was an activist in the Soviet Jewry Freedom Movement.

A Sentimental Education: Sexuality, Secularization, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:30am

WSR Cafe Series

“A Sentimental Education: Sexuality, Secularization, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature”
Naomi Seidman, Director, Center for Jewish Studies

Dr. Seidman will explore the transformations of traditional Jewish culture in modernity as the adoption of bourgeois European marital structures, erotic practices, and gender roles.

Student Lounge, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

(2 units)

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