Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Club Spartan, Case Hall
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day Kellogg Center
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:[...]
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day
The 17th TROPOS Graduate Conference will take place October 12-13, 2018 with the topic “Whose Reality? Representing and Represented Identities in Arts and Politics”.The conference will welcome Alison James, Associate Professor of French Literature (University of Chicago) as[...]
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm MSU Hillel
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[...]
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm Club Sparta
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[...]
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm JMC Library, 332 Case Hall
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[...]
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Wells Hall B-342
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[...]
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm MSU Hillel Jewish Student Center
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 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Kellogg Center Auditorium
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[...]
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wells Hall B-342
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.
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 256 Old Horticulture
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[...]
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 256 Old Horticulture
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[...]
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm MSU Library Green Room
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[...]
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wells Hall B-342
Faculty, students, and community members are welcome to discuss selections of The Messianic Idea in Judaism.
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 8:45 pm Wells Hall B-122
The Serling Institute will show four full-length Israeli films: Muhi: Generally Temporary; And then She Arrived; and Shoelaces. .
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 9:00 am Wells Hall B-115
The Serling Institute will show one full-length Israeli film, The Unorthodox. .
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Wells Hall B-243
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[...]
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wells Hall B-243
Faculty, students, and community members will come together to discuss Indecent by Paula Vogel.
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Center, MSU
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[...]
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm RCAH Theater
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[...]
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm The Wharton Center
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[...]