Past Events

Hebrew Table is back!

Hebrew Table is back! Join us for three themed events through the end of the Fall semester. Spring events will be announced next semester.

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, … Read more

Clarice Lispector Translated, October 24th

October 10, 2016 — Vanderbilt University proudly presents a conversation between award-winning translator Katrina Dodson and Professor Earl Fitz on Clarice Lispector’s The Complete Stories (New Directions, 2015). From one of the greatest modern writers, these 85 stories are gathered from … Read more

SJAS Conference to be held at Vanderbilt University

The 17th International Conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies will be held at Vanderbilt from 15-18 August. The conference will feature world-renowned scholars speaking on all issues of Judaeo-Arabic language, literature, philosophy, society, and culture. The conference will begin … Read more

Dr. Adam Gregerman to Speak 3/14

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the groundbreaking 1965 Roman Catholic declaration on the relation between the Church and Judaism, both Jews and Catholics have released major theological statements on Jewish-Christian relations. Dr. Gregerman will critically analyze these … Read more

March 28- Nashville Reads at Vanderbilt University

Please join us for a discussion of this year’s “Nashville Reads” book THE COLOR OF WATER A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother By James McBride Facilitated by Andrea Blackman and Tasneem Tewogbola of the Nashville Public Library Monday, … Read more

Zimmerman Judaica Collection Exhibit Opens

Vanderbilt’s Judaica Collection : 70 Years in the Making -A nearly yearlong exhibition opened in May commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Judaica Collection in the Vanderbilt University Divinity Library. The collection, numbering more than 20,000 titles, … Read more

4/19/2015 Shaul Kelner at NYU

Prof. Shaul Kelner will speak at New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies conference, “American Jews and Israel: A Relationship in Transition,” Sunday, April 19, 2015. The conference will last from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Prof. Kelner will … Read more

4/20 Lenn Goodman Book Celebration

On Monday, April 20th in Buttrick Hall, there will be an event celebrating the publication of the book Lenn E. Goodman: Judaism, Humanity, and Nature (Brill, 2014). The program begins at 4:30 pm with a light reception in the Buttrick Atrium.  Beginning … Read more

2/6/2015: UCLA's Todd Presner visits Vanderbilt

UCLA’s Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies, Todd Presner will speak at Vanderbilt on Friday, February 6th from 11:10-12:30, 123 Buttrick Hall “The Ethics of the Algorithm: Close and Distant Listening to the Shoah Foundation Visual History … Read more

11/13/2014: Brandeis U's ChaeRan Freeze visits Vanderbilt

Brandeis University’s Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Dr. ChaeRan Freeze, comes to Vanderbilt on November 13th. “Illness and Everyday Life in Imperial Russia” Thursday, November 13th, 12:00PM, Buttrick 123 Lunch Provided     BRIEF BIOGRAPHY Dr. Freeze … Read more

11/12/2014: Goodman & Geller on Lemkin & Genocide

On Wednesday, November 12th, Vanderbilt’s Social and Political Thought Workshop will feature Prof. Lenn Goodman, presenting on “Raphael Lemkin – Framing the Concept of Genocide.” Prof. Jay Geller will serve as commentator. ROOM: Sarratt 189 TIME: Noon-1:30 Attendees of the … Read more

45th Annual Association for Jewish Studies Conference

The 45th annual Association for Jewish Studies conference will take place in Boston, MA on December 15-17, 2013 and Vanderbilt’s Program in Jewish Studies will be well represented.   Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman: Moderator for Pre-modernity in the Digital Age Julia Cohen: Discussant … Read more

Nashville Jewish Film Festival

The Program in Jewish Studies is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Nashville Jewish Film Festival. For schedule and ticket information, please visit the NJFF website.