EVENTS

Calendar

Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
You are invited to meet a publisher and a literary agent on Monday, January 22. Navah Wolfe is a Hugo and Locus Award-nominated editor at Saga Press. She is also the coeditor of Robots vs Fairies and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy[...]
MSU International Center, rm 115
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
In this talk, Dr. Ted Merwin, Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Dickinson College, argues that Judaism’s characterization as a “worldly” religion in which the pleasures of the body are openly celebrated goes only part of the[...]
225 Old Horticulture
7:00 pm
DR. LAWRENCE BARON PROFESSOR EMERITUS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY FORMER NASATIR CHAIR OF MODERN JEWISH HISTORY AND DIRECTOR OF THE JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM As the Holocaust increasingly has been incorporated into public education, feature films,[...]
Club Spartan, Case Hall
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day
12:00 am
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel and reflect on that history, the Michigan State University Jewish Studies Program is very proud to sponsor its largest academic conference ever:[...]
Kellogg Center
6:00 pm
For more than 20 years, Sol Sender has been honing the expertise required to be just such a partner—and has put it into practice shaping, strengthening and transforming some of the world’s leading brands. With[...]
Abrams Planetarium
6:30 pm
Dear Students and Colleagues, In the wake of the terrible tragedy that unfolded on Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue outside of Pittsburgh, the College of Arts & Letters stands in solidarity with the[...]
MSU Hillel
5:00 pm
On Monday, November 5th at 5pm the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel is also sponsoring a forum/teach-in on antisemitism in the wake of this mass shooting at Club Sparta in Case (third[...]
Club Sparta
6:00 pm
A Fellow of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Maria’s talent and achievements as a designer over the last 25 years have been recognized by some of the profession’s most notable organizations and publications: Communication Arts, Graphis[...]
Abrams Planetarium
6:30 pm
Dr. Evelyn María Dean-Olmsted (Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Pidras) will analyze how in the late 2000s, young Shami (Damascene) and Halebi (Aleppan) Jewish Mexicans were coming of age[...]
JMC Library, 332 Case Hall
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Dr. Kerry Wallach (Associate Professor and Chair of German Studies at Gettysburg College) will lead a book discussion on her book, Passing Illusions, which examines constructions of German-Jewish visibility and instances in the 1920s and[...]
Wells Hall B-342
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Forum for students to share and/or hear from fellow students about experiences of antisemitism at MSU. Hillel Staff and Serling faculty will be at the forum. A kosher dinner from Woody’s Oasis will be provided.
MSU Hillel Jewish Student Center
7:00 pm
Join the Brothers Yares (Gavri-Tov and Ami) for a music-filled journey stretching from their pastoral upbringing in the sprawling New Jersey suburbs to the hills of Jerusalem, the shores of Jafa and back again. Their[...]
Kellogg Center Auditorium
7:00 pm
Faculty, students, and community members are welcome to join a discussion of Nathan Englander’s new book, Dinner at the Center of the Earth in anticipation of his lecture on this book on February 25th.
Wells Hall B-342
2:00 pm
In New York City in the 20th Century, Jews officially changed their names at a much higher rate than other groups. Antisemitism and Jewish desires for upward mobility combined to help propel this phenomenon. But[...]
256 Old Horticulture
3:30 pm
Faculty, students, and the community are welcome to discuss with Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich (Associate Professor, History and Jewish Studies) her recently published book, A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: a History of Jewish Name Changing[...]
256 Old Horticulture
7:00 pm
Nathan Englander (Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, New York University) will discuss his recently published book, Dinner at the Center of the Earth. He is also the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases and the[...]
MSU Library Green Room
7:00 pm
Faculty, students, and community members are welcome to discuss selections of The Messianic Idea in Judaism.
Wells Hall B-342
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 8:45 pm
1:00 pm
The Serling Institute will show four full-length Israeli films: Muhi: Generally Temporary; And then She Arrived; and Shoelaces. .
Wells Hall B-122
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 9:00 am
7:00 pm
The Serling Institute will show one full-length Israeli film, The Unorthodox. .
Wells Hall B-115
9:00 am
Students will present projects from their Jewish Studies courses. Lunch with Jewish Studies alumna Sara Kirsch (’11) will be provided during the conference. Sara is currently resides in Israel working as a Digital Copywriter at[...]
Wells Hall B-243
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Faculty, students, and community members will come together to discuss Indecent by Paula Vogel.
Wells Hall B-243
7:00 pm
Doris Bergen will discuss sexual violence during the Holocaust against Jews and non-Jews, against women and girls, and also boys and men. Professor Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies[...]
Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Center, MSU
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s Indecent is a deeply moving play inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. Members of the cast and crew will[...]
RCAH Theater
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2:30 pm
This concert features the very powerful Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar,” and “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Charles Davidson. A setting of poems by the renowned Soviet writer Evgeny Yevtushenko, Shostakovich’s work significantly[...]
The Wharton Center