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Robert Barsky Receives Rockefeller Bellagio Writing Residency

Robert Barsky has received the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center writing residency, which takes place in Bellagio, Italy, from March-April. According the foundation: For nearly 60 years, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center has enabled the world’s brightest minds and most ambitious…

Watch and Learn: Phil Lieberman, “Augmenting Genizah Studies with Archaeological Research”

Phil Lieberman gave a lecture titled “Augmenting Genizah Studies with Archaeological Research” on May 16, 2017 at the University of Haifa. The talk was sponsored by From Fustat to Haifa: An International Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation Celebrating 120…

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1/25/18 – Phil Lieberman Moderates Nashville Jewish Book Series: David G. Dalin & Jewish Justices

  In this upcoming event from the Nashville Gordon Jewish Community Center, Vanderbilt Jewish Studies professor Phil Lieberman will interview David Dalin on the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews, from Brandies to Kagan, who have served or who…

12/14/17 – Shaul Kelner on Panel “Remembering the Refusenicks: Helping Jews Behind the Iron Curtain”

Jewish Studies professor Shaul Kelner will be part of a panel at the Gordon Jewish Community Center discussing, “Remembering the Refusenicks: Helping Jews Behind the Iron Curtain” on December 14 from 7-8:30pm. More information here.

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Shaul Kelner at Conference on Mobility and Leisure Travel in the Cold War

  Jewish Studies professor Shaul Kelner will be giving a paper entitled “Foreign Tourists, Domestic Encounters: Human Rights Travel and Western Visits to Soviet Jewish Homes” at the Conference on Mobility and Leisure Travel in the Cold War. The conference…

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Shaul Kelner at Fairfield University: “How American Jews Mobilized to Free Soviet Jewry: Lessons for Activism Today”

“How American Jews Mobilized to Free Soviet Jewry: Lessons for Activism Today” Jewish Studies Professor Shaul Kelner will be giving a public lecture at Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30pm. For more information about the event,…

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Julia Cohen at UCLA: “A Model Minority? Sephardi Jews in the Late Ottoman Empire”

  Jewish Studies professor Julia Cohen gave a guest lecture at UCLA on November 8, 2017 for the Averroës Lecture Series on Muslim-Jewish relations. A Model Minority? Sephardi Jews in the Late Ottoman Empire  This lecture examines the shifting place…

Nashville Jewish Film Festival

The Program in Jewish Studies is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Nashville Jewish Film Festival. For schedule and ticket information, please visit the NJFF website. Jewish Studies professors will be guest speakers at the following events: Allison Schachter – Director,…

11/12/2014: Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman and Rakefet Zalashik at Parnassus Books

Prof. Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman and visiting international scholar Rakefet Zalashik will speak at Parnassus Books on the evening of November 12, 2014. They will discuss their co-authored book, A Jew’s Best Friend? The Image of the Dog Throughout Jewish History. Copies…

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12/14 AJS Annual Conference

Shaul Kelner, Julia Cohen, Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, and other faculty and graduate students from Vanderbilt’s Jewish Studies program will speak at this year’s Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland at the Hilton Baltimore. Speakers: Prof. Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman The…

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11/6/2014: Ari Joskowicz at Nashville Jewish Film Festival

Prof. Ari Joskowicz will speak at the Nashville Jewish Film Festival on the evening of November 6, 2014. Prof. Joskowicz will speak following the film Aftermath, directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski. Film synopsis: After living in the US, Franek returns to…

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Shaul Kelner 11/17/14 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine

Prof. Shaul Kelner will speak at Colby College on the evening of November 17, 2014. Title: “Pilgrimage in a Tourist Age: The Case of Birthright Israel” Monday, 17 November, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Contact: Prof. David Freidenreich at dfreiden@colby.edu Location: Parker…

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Jack Sasson 11/7/14 in Nashville, TN

Prof. Jack Sasson speak on will speak on Abraham and Abimelech at Congregation Sherith Israel in Nashville, TN on the evening of November 7, 2014. RSVP for the dinner lecture at (615) 292-6614.

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Watch and Learn: Shaul Kelner 3/6/14 on the Soviet Jewry Movement

Watch Shaul Kelner’s lecture on “Soviet Jewry Activists & Civic Engagement” at the National Museum of American Jewish History, March 6, 2014, in Philadelphia. Delivered for the Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture, a symposium sponsored by Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American…