Submitted by communications on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:22pm
The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies are pleased to announce the establishment of a new fellowship for students pursuing an M.A. in Jewish Studies at the GTU, with supplementary studies at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:19pm
Recently, Naomi Seidman, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, traveled to Warsaw in commemoration of the uprising and the publication of her father's diary into Polish. Upon her return, the j profiled the important work her father did. An excerpt follows:
“My father was the archivist of the pre-war Warsaw Jewish community,” Seidman said in an interview. “He wrote in Polish, Hebrew and Yiddish, and was a Ph.D. of Jewish history.”
Submitted by communications on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:14pm
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.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:01am
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:00pm
Presented by the Olive Tree Initiative Month of Ideas
Histories of Palestinian Nationalism - Visions of Nationalism Part 2
Professor Khalil Barhoum - Stanford University Professor of Literature, Culture, and Languages Jackie Husary - National General Coordinator for the Palestinian Youth Movement Omar Shakir - JD candidate, Stanford Law School, Fulbright Scholar (Syria), 2007-2008, Founding President, Stanford Students for Palestinian Equal Rights
Submitted by communications on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:30am
The 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.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 9:25am
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:30pm
From Shiraz to Chardonnay, wine has been an essential part of the Jewish and Christian religious experience for millennia. These early traditions continue to influence today's robust wine connoisseurs offering a fascinating history and an assortment of varieties to discover. Wine expert Joel Butler teams up with biblical historian Randall Heskett for a remarkable adventure that explores the drinking habits of biblical figures 3,500 to 2,000 years ago.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 10:01am
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:30pm
You are cordially invitied to the upcoming event hosted by the Olive Tree Initiative at Berkeley: Religion and Conflict: Intersections of Faith in Conflict and Conflict Resolution, on November 7th at 6:30pm in 106 Moffit (UC Berkeley). The event will be focusing on the past and present relations, whether conflictual or constructive, between the three main monotheistic religions -- particularly as related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We will be featuring an expert panel of scholars and practitioners who deal with interfaith conflict and peacebuilding, including: