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Mar
28
Wed
“Not in Kansas Any More: Holocaust Movies for Children” @ Club Spartan, Case Hall
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Not in Kansas Any More: Holocaust Movies for Children" @ Club Spartan, Case Hall  | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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, often based on juvenile Holocaust fiction or classic children’s novels are being made. This lecture looks at this trend starting with Disney’s The Devil in Vienna through The Boy in Striped Pajamas.

Sep
16
Sun
Israel at 70 Conference @ Kellogg Center
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day
Israel at 70 Conference @ Kellogg Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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: “Israel at 70: Complexity, Challenge, and Creativity” on September 16-17, 2018 at MSU’s Kellogg Center.

The conference brings together 40 internationally recognized scholars from Israel and the United States under one roof to discuss Israeli society, culture, politics, foreign policy, and agricultural, biomedical, water, environmental, and business innovation.

If you are interested in attending please register at https://msuisraelat70.eventbrite.com. If you have any further questions please contact Amy Shapiro at 517-432-3493.

Oct
29
Mon
Candlelight Vigil for Tree of Life Synagogue Tragedy @ MSU Hillel
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Candlelight Vigil for Tree of Life Synagogue Tragedy @ MSU Hillel | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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 victims, their families, and the entire Jewish Community in Pittsburgh and around the world.

There is a candlelight vigil in honor of those who have passed away at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. It will take place Monday, October 29, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at MSU Hillel360 Charles St., East Lansing, MI 48823

Sincerely,
Christopher P. Long
Dean, College of Arts & Letters

Nov
5
Mon
Jewish Studies forum/teach-in on antisemitism @ Club Sparta
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
Jewish Studies forum/teach-in on antisemitism @ Club Sparta | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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 floor), James Madison College.

All students, faculty, and community members are invited to attend. The discussion will be facilitated by Institute faculty including Yael Aronoff, Director of the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel, Kirsten Fermaglich, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Amy Simon, Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, and Margot Valles, in English and Religious Studies, who grew up a block from the synagogue.

Jan
24
Thu
L’Heavek: Wrestling with the Divine in Syrian Jewish Mexico City @ JMC Library, 332 Case Hall
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
L'Heavek: Wrestling with the Divine in Syrian Jewish Mexico City @ JMC Library, 332 Case Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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 amidst a boom in ultra-Orthodox or Haredi outreach activity, and how they struggled to craft a religiosity that was both personally meaningful and intelligible to those in their social networks.

Jan
31
Thu
Book Discussion: Passing Illusions @ Wells Hall B-342
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Discussion: Passing Illusions @ Wells Hall B-342 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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 early 1930s when it was concealed, revealed, or contested.

Feb
6
Wed
Student Forum on Antisemistism @ MSU Hillel Jewish Student Center
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Student Forum on Antisemistism @ MSU Hillel Jewish Student Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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.

Feb
10
Sun
The Brother Yares: From the Mid-Atlantic to the Middle East, a One of a Kind Pairing of Jewish Troubadours @ Kellogg Center Auditorium
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Brother Yares: From the Mid-Atlantic to the Middle East, a One of a Kind Pairing of Jewish Troubadours @ Kellogg Center Auditorium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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 musical experience covers a vast swath of Jewish, Israeli, American, and Middle Eastern music captured by the great harmonic depths of contrabass, 12-string acoustic guitar, and the beautiful pairing of Gavri-Tov and Ami’s voices.