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Center for Jewish Studies

12 pm • Date & Venue TBA

The Biblical Account of Origins: Its Meaning and Composition Tzvi Abusch (Brandeis University)

Annual Calendar of Events 2009 - 2010

Faculty/Student Seminar Sponsored by the NEH Jewish Civilization Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

Fall Quarter 3:30 pm • Tuesday, October 13, 2009 • 306 ROYCE HALL

4 pm • Thursday, November 5, 2009 • FACULTY CENTER

Jewish Studies Open House

Pius XII and the Holocaust: Some Further RefIections Saul Friedländer (UCLA)

For Jewish Studies majors, minors, faculty and alumni

7:30 pm • Thursday, January 21, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

Does God Play Favorites?: The Idea of the Chosen in the Hebrew Bible Joel Kaminsky (Smith College)

The “1939” Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the UCLA Department of History

7:30 pm • Tuesday, October 20, 2009 • FACULTY CENTER

Judah Halevi, Pilgrim and Poet Raymond P. Scheindlin (Jewish Theological Seminary) Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Sponsored by Sheila and Milton Hyman

Series on the Bible through the Ages Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Copsonsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion and Hillel at UCLA

1 pm • Sunday, November 8, 2009 • 314 ROYCE HALL

12 pm • Tuesday, January 26, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

Sholom Aleichem at 150: Celebrating the Yiddish Comic Master

4 pm • Thursday, October 22, 2009 • FACULTY CENTER

Jesus in Modern Jewish Thought Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University)

Symposium on the 150th Anniversary of Sholom Aleichem Sponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture

The Talmud in its Iranian Setting Richard Kalmin (Jewish Theological Seminary) Jason Mokhtarian (UCLA)

Sponsored by the NEH Jewish Civilization Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

Faculty/Student Seminar Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion

4 pm • Thursday, November 12, 2009 • 314 ROYCE HALL

7:30 pm • Thursday, January 28, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

‘Well Worth Saving’: How American Universities Selected Faculty Fleeing Nazi-Era Europe Laurel Leff (Northeastern University)

Sunday - Monday, October 25-26, 2009

Islam and the Bible Walid Saleh (University of Toronto)

Series on the Bible through the Ages Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion

Sponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture

The Myth of Silence? Who Spoke about the Holocaust and When Exploring Debates over Post-War American “Silence” about the Holocaust Sponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the “1939” Club A brochure with full schedule will be available at www.cjs.ucla.edu

6 pm • Thursday, November 19, 2009 • 314 ROYCE HALL

Lecture and Film Screening of Amos Oz’s “My Michael” Lev Hakak (UCLA)

4 pm • Wednesday, October 28, 2009 • 306 ROYCE HALL

Autobiography in Context: Returning to the Holocaust and Post-Holocaust Years Shimon Redlich (Author) Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture

7:30 pm • Monday, February 1, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

The Legacy of Abie The Fishman: Unmasking the Archives of Jewish-American Music Josh Kun (USC)

Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

The Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity

4 pm • Wednesday, December 2, 2009 • FACULTY CENTER

The Parnas: A Scene from the Holocaust in Italy Paul Dry

7:30 pm • Thursday, February 4, 2010 • FACULTY CENTER

Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought David Biale (UC Davis)

Lecture followed by round table discussion with Todd Presner (UCLA) and Aaron Hass (Cal State, Dominguez Hills) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies Cosponsored by the “1939” Club, the UCLA Department of English and the UCLA Department of Italian Audience members are encouraged to read the book in advance of event. Book available for purchase at http://pauldrybooks.com or www.uclastore.ucla.edu

7:30 pm • Tuesday, November 3, 2009 • 314 ROYCE HALL

Paradise Lost and Found Ariel Sabar (Author)

Discussion with the award winning author of My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq Followed by a Q&A session with Ariel and his father, Yona Sabar (UCLA) Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and Hillel at UCLA

Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund

Sunday-Monday, February 7-8, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

Aesthetics After the Holocaust

Exploring the Problem of Aesthetic Reactions to the Holocaust Sponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the “1939” Club

CJS Cosponsored Events 4 pm • Thursday, October 8, 2009 • 306 ROYCE HALL

5 pm • Wednesday, October 14, 2009 • 306 ROYCE HALL

1 pm • Tuesday, November 3, 2009 • FACULTY CENTER

Bringing Down the House: The Broadway Musical in the Age of the Hollywood Blacklist Joseph Litvak (Tufts University)

Freud and the Invention of Jewishness Betty Bernardo Fuks (Author)

Bergen-Belsen Diaries Amira Hass (Ha’aretz)

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture For additional information, please email janetb@english.ucla.edu 7 pm • Thursday, October 8, 2009 • HILLEL at UCLA

Reflections on ‘Between Jew and Arab: The Lost Voice of Simon Rawidowicz’ A Conversation Marking the Publication of David Myers’ Recent Book Rabbi David Wolpe (Sinai Temple) Michael Berenbaum (American Jewish University) Respondent: David Myers (UCLA)

Sponsored by Hillel at UCLA Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA Department of History For additional information, please contact Hillel (310) 208-3081

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature, the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, and the UCLA Department of Italian For additional information, please email clennon@humnet.ucla.edu 7 pm • Wednesday, October 14, 2009 • HILLEL AT UCLA

Jewish Mobsters Photo Exhibit Opening Rachel Schmeidler (Artist)

Sponsored by the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies For additional information, please contact Hillel (310) 208-3081

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies For additional information, email cnes@international.ucla.edu

Pictures (from top) 1. Raymond P. Scheindlin 2. Richard Kalmin 3. Jason Mokhtarian 4. Brzezany Rynek before WWI (postcard)

Sponsored by Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture For additional information, please contact bgoelman@sinaitemple.org

10. Laurel Leff 11. Josh Kun 12. Amos Oz book cover 13. The Parnas book cover

Center for Jewish Studies

9:30 am • Sunday, December 13, 2009 • SINAI TEMPLE

Love, Lies and Poetry in Translation: A Lapsed Catholic Shares the Joys of Yiddish Literature A Celebration of Jewish Book Month Peter Manseau (Author)

5. My Father’s Paradise book cover 6. Ariel Sabar 7. Yona & young Ariel 8. Saul Friedländer 9. Sholom Aleichem

Box 951485, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485

Phone: (310) 825-5387 • RSVP line: (310) 267-5327

www.cjs.ucla.edu

Business hours: Mon - Thur 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm

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Events are free and open to the public. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To RSVP please call (310) 267-5327 or email cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu. Parking is available for $10. For maps and parking information visit www.transportation.ucla.edu.The parking kiosk at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme closes at 7:30pm on weekdays and is closed on weekends. Please note that event schedules are subject to change without notice. For an up to date schedule, please visit our website at www.cjs.ucla.edu.


7:30 pm • Tuesday, February 16, 2010 • FACULTY CENTER

7:30 pm • Tuesday, March 16, 2010 • FACULTY CENTER

Some Measure of Justice: The Holocaust-Era Restitution Michael Marrus (Massey College in the University of Toronto)

Homeland for the Jewish Soul: The Jewish Deli in America Ted Merwin (Dickinson College)

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies In conjunction with Elderhostel at UCLA

Series on the Bible through the Ages Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion

12 pm • Tuesday, February 23, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

What Do We Really Know about the Holocaust? Aaron Hass (Cal State, Dominguez Hills) Sponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the “1939” Club

12 pm • Tuesday, March 2, 2010 • 6275 BUNCHE HALL

Title TBA Herbert Davidson (Professor Emeritus, UCLA)

Faculty/Student Seminar Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures 12 pm • Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

Jewish Sisters in Muslim Lands: The Teachers of the Alliance Israélite Universelle Frances Malino (Wellesley College) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies

12 pm • Monday, March 8, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

The Seder that Would Have Been: Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Joshua Heschel and Passover 1968 Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth University) Cosponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the Progressive Jewish Alliance

A Book Discussion Sponsored by the Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies

Spring Quarter

4 pm • Thursday, February 18, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

Prophet or God: The Role of Moses in the Hebrew Bible Stephen Garfinkel (Jewish Theological Seminary)

Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? Reciprocity and Solidarity in Ancient Judaism Seth Schwartz (Columbia University)

Wednesday - Thursday, April 7 - 8, 2010

Recovered Voices: Staging Suppressed Opera of the Early 20th Century

Exploring the Music of Composers Destroyed or Displaced by Nazi Germany Sponsored by the OREL Foundation, the “1939” Club, and the Natalie Limonick Endowment in Jewish Civilization 4 pm • Wednesday, April 14, 2010 • SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, YRL

The Art of Jewish Illustration

Jewish Culture Salon In conjunction with the exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center, “Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books” Cosponsored by the Skirball Cultural Center and the Charles E. Young Library, Department of Special Collections

12 pm • Tuesday, May 13, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Halakhah (Jewish Law) Alex Jassen (University of Minnesota) Cosponsored by the Templeton Foundation and the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures 7:30 pm • Wednesday, May 26, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

The Minsk Ghetto during World War II: Resistance and Inter-Ethnic Solidarity Barbara Epstein (UC Santa Cruz) and Maurice Zeitlin (UCLA) The “1939” Club Series in Holocaust Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Sociology

Center for Jewish Studies Prof. Carol Bakhos

12 pm • Wednesday, April 21, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

Vivian Holenbeck

Faculty/Student Seminar Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Hillel at UCLA 12 pm • Tuesday, April 27, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero Abigail Green (University of Oxford)

David Wu

Acting Director

Assistant Director

Prof. Eric Sundquist

Mary Enid Pinkerson, Ph.D.

Director, UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American and World Culture

The Gender of Shabbat Aryeh Cohen (American Jewish University)

Business and Marketing Coordinator

Community Affairs Coordinator

Events are free and open to the public. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To RSVP please call (310) 267-5327 or email cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu. Parking is available for $10. For maps and parking information visit www.transportation.ucla.edu.The parking kiosk at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme closes at 7:30pm on weekdays and is closed on weekends. Please note that event schedules are subject to change without notice. For an up to date schedule, please visit our website at www.cjs.ucla.edu. Box 951485, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485

Phone: (310) 825-5387 • RSVP line: (310) 267-5327

www.cjs.ucla.edu

Business hours: Mon - Thur 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm

cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu • cjs@humnet.ucla.edu

Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies

7:30 pm • Thursday, April 29, 2010 • FACULTY CENTER

How to Read the Bible: Fact, Fiction, History? James Kugel (Bar Ilan University)

Series on the Bible through the Ages Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion and Hillel at UCLA

4 pm • Wednesday, March 10, 2010 • FACULTY CENTER

The Jews of Italy’s Response to Challenge: Past, Present and Future Sergio DellaPergola (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Italian Sunday - Thursday, March 14-18, 2010

Los Angeles Jews of Yesterday and Today Elderhostel at UCLA For cost, registration info, and to enroll, please visit www.elderhostel.org

4 pm • Monday, May 3, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

Holy War in Judaism and Islam Reuven Firestone (Hebrew Union College)

Series on the Bible through the Ages Sponsored by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion 12 pm • Thursday, May 6, 2010 • 6275 BUNCHE HALL

Commotion in the Colony: Being Black and Jewish in Suriname Aviva Ben-Ur (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies

Annual Calendar 2009 - 2010

CJS Cosponsored Events 12 pm • Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

12 pm • Wednesday, February 10, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

The Fuggers, Hans Dernschwam, and Gracia Mendes Marianna Birnbaum (UCLA)

Roots of Kabbalah in the Renaissance: The Cases of Leone Ebreo and Francesco Zorzi Rossella Pescatori (El Camino College)

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies For additional information, please email cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu 4 pm • Tuesday, February 9, 2010 • 314 ROYCE HALL

Means of Remembering and Commemoration in Medieval Jewish Communities: The Role of Liturgical Poetry and the Commentaries on it Simha Goldin (Tel Aviv University) Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies For additional information, please email cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies For additional information, please email cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu 4:30 pm • Monday, March 1, 2010 • 306 ROYCE HALL

Multidirectional Memory and the Question of Justice Michael Rothberg (University of Illinois) Sponsored by the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature Cosponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American and World Culture and the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies For additional information, please email klipp@humnet.ucla.edu

Pictures (from top) 1. Some Measure of Justice book cover 2. Ted Merwin 3. LA Opera, The Birds 4. Aryeh Cohen

5. Mordicai Gerstein illustration for Jonah and the Two Great Fish, 1997 (Courtesy R. Michelson Galleries) 6. Sergio DellaPergola 7. James Kugel 8. Aviva Ben-Ur

Calendar Design: David Wu Calendar Coordinator: Vivian Holenbeck

Sponsored by the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American and World Culture and the “1939” Club

4 pm • Tuesday, May 11, 2010 • FACULTY CENTER

Annual Calendar 2009 - 2010


UCLA CJS Annual Calendar of Events 2009-2010