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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015 314 ROYCE HALL • 4PM Open House

Meet the Leve Center’s faculty and staff and learn about our diverse projects and programs. Come find out about Jewish studies classes, reserach initiatives, and meet Jewish Studies majors, minors, graduate students, faculty, and alumni. Event is open to the public. Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Endowment

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

314 ROYCE HALL • 12PM Scroll Down: Classical Jewish Texts, from Parchment to Internet Gary Rendsburg (Rutgers University)

Contents of classical Jewish sources, such as the Passover Haggadah, that are now available over the internet will be discussed as well as their history and their preservation in museums and libraries. RSVP/more info: csr@humnet.ucla.edu Sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

6275 BUNCHE HALL • 12PM Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) Respondents: Joshua Schreier (Vassar) & Aomar Boum (UCLA) Seminar will explore the colonial imposition placed on the Mzabi (Saharan) Jews during Algeria’s struggle for sovereignty and how their struggles reverberated in the post-colonial era. RSVP/more info: romero@international.ucla.edu Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies UCLA Department of History Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015 306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

FACULTY/STUDENT BOOK SEMINAR

Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco Aomar Boum (UCLA)

This seminar will explore Moroccan attitudes towards the Jewish population and questions such as where does the Jew fit in the context of Arab and Islamic monarchy and can Jews be Moroccans and Zionists? Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History UCLA Department of Anthropology UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

RABBIS AND OTHER JEWS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD SERIES

FACULTY/STUDENT BOOK SEMINAR

306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

Sabbath as City: Rabbinic Urbanism and Imperial Territoriality in Roman Palestine Gil P. Klein (Loyola Marymount University)

An examination of rabbinic literature, in conjunction with the archaeological evidence from the Galilee, indicates the subtle ways that buildings and boundaries can serve as both imperial agents and as vehicles for transformation, implying a rich and complex set of negotiations between the rabbis and their Roman environment. Convened by Ra’anan Boustan (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

Shafir (Pilot) & Steven Spiegel (UCLA),

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015

314 ROYCE HALL • 4PM The Betrayers

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development Hillel at UCLA UCLA Y & S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Israel Air Force Center Foundation The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations

Jewish Mad Men

Kerri P. Steinberg (Otis College of Art and Design) Drawing on case studies of famous advertising campaigns, Steinberg examines advertisements from the late 19thcentury in New York, the center of advertising in the United States, to trace changes in Jewish life there and across the entire country Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization

HILLEL AT UCLA • 4PM Meet me at Yiddish Rock ‘n Roll: An Unlikely Though Harmonious Intersection on Fairfax Simon Rutberg (Owner, Hatikvah Music)

David Bezmozgis (Author) This lecture, based on Bezmozgis’ award-winning novel, is about the story of a disgraced Israeli politician who flees with his young mistress to Crimea, only to encounter the man who denounced him to the KGB forty years earlier. The novel explores the themes of personal and political morality set against contemporary Israel and the former Soviet Union. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction (2014) Also part of Book Talk series (10/29). Please see back for details. Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Joy and Jerry Monkarsh Family Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures

A multi-media program with personal anecdotes and recordings of hit Yiddish music. RSVP/more info: perla@uclahillel.org Sponsored by the Hillel at UCLA California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015 306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

FACULTY/STUDENT BOOK SEMINAR

The Book of Daniel in Jewish Neo-Aramaic Translation Yona Sabar (UCLA)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

The book of Daniel is unique, since most of it is already in Aramaic. So, how does a traditional Neo-Aramaic speaker cope with a Biblical Aramaic text? Sabar, himself a native speaker of Aramaic, will discuss the general nature of the translation, and offer samples of the types of translations, and mistranslations he encountered.

Jamaâ Baïda (Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco)

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

314 ROYCE HALL • 4PM Academic Research on Moroccan Judaism: Historiography, Sources and Archives

Moroccan historians tended to neglect topics revolving around Moroccan Judaism until the mid-seventies when the Jewish element became essential in economic and social history. Baida will discuss the progress and difficulties in the appropriation of Judaism as a component in the country’s history.

Shira Klein (Chapman University)

What did Jews think of Fascism in interwar Italy? Using a lively selection of sources from memoirs to photographs to songs, this talk will explain why Jews rarely opposed Mussolini until 1938 when the Fascist government enacted a series of racist laws against them. Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies UCLA Department of Italian

MARGINS OF THE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015 A51 HUMANITIES BUILDING • 6PM Above and Beyond

JEWS, MUSLIMS, AND COLONIALISM IN NORTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Until recently, little work has been done on the broader, trans-historical networks that occurred on what might be termed the “margins” of the Holocaust. This international conference will examine new research on this underexplored region where the threat of annihilation loomed over the head of the region’s Jews until the Allies began to liberate North Africa. RSVP at http://www.cjs.ucla.edu/marginsholocaustconference Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies United States Holocaust Memorial Museum UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies 1939 Society This program is made possible by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To RSVP: call (310) 267-5327 or email cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu. Please note that events are subject to change without notice. For an up-to-date schedule, please visit www.cjs.ucla.edu

6275 BUNCHE HALL • 12PM

Why Italian Jews Liked Facism

ON THE

HOLOCAUST

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015 VITERBI SEMINAR IN MEDITERRANEAN JEWISH STUDIES

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History UCLA Department of Anthropology UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies

Soomekh (UCLA)

What is the aftermath of the Iranian Nuclear Deal? An in depth analysis of the strategic interests and perspectives of the Israeli and American governments in regards to the deal’s implementation. Lecture will discuss how the nuclear deal will affect other countries in the region and a broader historical framework for analysis will be provided.

306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015

UCLA FACULTY CENTER

UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM Where do we go from here? Historical Perspectives on a Nuclear Middle East and the Aftermath of the Iran Nuclear Deal Moderated by Saba

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015

NOVEMBER 15-16, 2015

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015

Conversation with Israeli Brig. Gen. Relik

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Convened by: Aomar Boum (UCLA) Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) Leah Wolfson (USHMM) Todd Presner (UCLA)

Moderated by Nadav

Molchadsky (UCLA)

A film screening of the the dramatic story of how a group of Jewish American pilots, in secret and at great personal risk, smuggled planes out of the U.S and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. Sponsored by the Student Leadership Council of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Sady & Ludwig Kahn Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Hillel at UCLA

CJS Event

Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies CJS Cosponsored Event

ANNUAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2015 - 2016

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016

Concert featuring the UCLA

Gil Z. Hochberg (UCLA) & Rebecca Stein (Duke) Discussant: Mark LeVine (UC Davis)

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE 3 PM / PERFORMANCE 4 PM WILSHIRE BLVD TEMPLE George F. Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus

Philharmonia, UCLA Choral Union, and Student Soloists, conducted by Neal Stulberg (UCLA) George F. Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, one of Handel’s most popular oratorios, celebrating the Feast of Hanukkah. Lecture by Mark Kligman (UCLA) and Neal Brostoff (UCLA). RSVP/more info: www.music.ucla.edu/ucla-chorale-with-the-ucla-philharmonia Sponsored by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music Wilshire Boulevard Temple Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016 314 ROYCE HALL • 4PM

306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM Visual and Digital Occupations in Israel/Palestine What does the visual have to do with military occupation? How does the process of digitalization effect the power relationship between Israelis and Palestinians; soldiers and citizens; occupiers and occupied? This mini symposium brings together three scholars who have written extensively on matters of visibility, the visual arts and digital technology in the context of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict to address these and related questions. Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies UCLA Digital Humanities Program

NAFTULIN FAMILY LECTURE ON STUDIES IN JEWISH IDENTITY

Refiguring American Jewish Identity: The Palestine Chapter Atalia Omer (University of Notre Dame)

Based on in-depth interviews with Jewish-American Palestine solidarity activists and systematic study of Jewish solidarity movements in social media, the talk explores new configurations of American Jewish identity. Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016 306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

BIBLE AND ITS INTERPRETERS SEMINAR SERIES

From Ritual Space to Ritual Text: New Light on the Background of the Priestly Blessing in Ancient Judah Jeremy D. Smoak (UCLA)

Several recently discovered inscriptions from Israel and surrounding regions offer new light on the early history and function of the priestly blessing of Numbers 6:24–26. These inscriptions demonstrate that the blessing held a diverse set of functions related to both temple rituals and private religious practice during its earliest history in the biblical period. Convened by William Schniedewind (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016

HILLEL AT UCLA • 10:30AM L’Chaim to Chaim: Honoring Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller

A symposium honoring Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller as he retires following 40 years of service to the UCLA community. Featuring talks by key figures in contemporary Jewish thought and practice. RSVP/more info: www.uclahillel.org/chaim Sponsored by Hillel at UCLA Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Department of History

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

BIBLE AND ITS INTERPRETERS SEMINAR SERIES

The Three Bodies of God in the Hebrew Bible Mark S. Smith (NYU)

Readers of the Hebrew Bible have puzzled over the biblical pictures of God walking and eating with Abraham in the book of Genesis and over God’s bodily manifestation seen by prophets. What are these divine bodies? This presentation examines these three different types of divine bodies, the operating models informing them, and what they mean. Convened by William Schniedewind (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016

VENUE TBA • 12:30PM Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics

Olivia C. Harrison (USC) & Teresa Villa-Ignacio (Tulane) Founded in 1966 by Abdellatif Laâbi and a small group of avantgarde Moroccan poets and artists and banned in 1972, SoufflesAnfas was one of the most influential literary, cultural, and political reviews to emerge in postcolonial North Africa. RSVP/more info: romero@international.ucla.edu Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016 6275 BUNCHE HALL • 12PM

MAURICE AMADO SEMINAR IN SEPHARDIC STUDIES

The Money Launderer’s Daughter: A Sephardic Woman and a Slave Rumor in the Early Modern Mediterranean Gillian Weiss (Case Western Reserve University)

This seminar is about a pregnant, Arabic-speaking girl from Tunis forcibly converted to Catholicism at Marseille’s main cathedral. Her travels and travails provide a map for discovering otherwise hidden communication patterns, social connections and religiouspolitical concerns, notably the conquest of Jewish and Muslim, as well as Protestant, souls for France’s “Most Christian King.” Convened by Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM

MICKEY KATZ LECTURE IN JEWISH MUSIC

Songs that Speak: Reflections on Research Among the Ethiopian Jews Kay Kaufman Shelemay (Harvard University)

Presentation will provide an overview of the Ethiopian Jewish tradition based on the only musical study of their liturgy and its musical content before their departure from Ethiopia. Introduction by Mark Kligman (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Natalie Limonick Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology UCLA Center for the Study of Religion UCLA Coleman African Studies Center UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies


314 ROYCE HALL • 4PM Light out of Darkness

This film tenderly documents the loves—both lost and found—of 17 Holocaust survivors who have participated in Bearing Witness, a joint project of Hillel at UCLA and the Alan D. Leve Center.

LIGHT

OUT OF

DARKNESS

MEMORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST

OPENING MAY 20, 2015

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016 FACULTY/STUDENT SEMINAR

UCLA JAMES BRIDGES THEATER

a white rose PRODUCTION SURVIVORS EVA BRETTLER, KURT BRONNER, ROSZA BRONNER, MINA COLTON, STELLA ESFORMES, LYA FRANK, NATALIE GOLD, ALLEN GREENSTEIN, DOROTHY GREENSTEIN, EMIL JACOBY, ERIKA JACOBY, RITA KAHANE, ETA MOSS, JULIUS ROTHSCHILD, SERENA RUBIN, TOBY TAMBOR AND MIRIAM TASINI DOCUMENTED BY ANDREW ROSENSTEIN AND FAWAD ASSADULLAH A SPECIAL THANK YOU TODD PRESNER, MARY PINKERSON, ELINOR MARKS-GORDON AND THE JEWISH FEDERATION POSTER ART DAVID WU

Babel in Zion, Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine 1920-1948

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016

CABARET MUSIC PERFORMANCE

INAUGURAL LECTURE IN ISRAELI ARCHEOLOGY

RABBIS AND OTHER JEWS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD SERIES

SADY & LUDWIG KAHN LECTURE IN GERMAN JEWISH STUDIES

Some for Laughs, Some for Tears – Jewish Cabaret between Berlin and Hollywood

Rites of Spring in the Carthaginian Tophet

What is a Human? The Early Rabbis on Uterine Materials and the Makings of Species

German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic

The New Budapest Orpheum Society

The New Budapest Orpheum Society follows the path of Jewish cabaret that stretches from modernity’s triumph to its tragic denouement, chronicling the back stories of struggle and survival, resistance and reconciliation, life and death, as musicians fled the Old World for the New. RSVP/more info: cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu Sponsored by the UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016

VENUE TBA • 12PM Talmudic Tales in their Iranian Context

Liora Halperin (University of Colorado, Boulder)

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine. Viewing twentieth-century history through the lens of language. This seminar questions the accepted scholarly narrative of a Zionist move away from multilingualism during the years following World War I.

Richard Kalmin (Jewish Theological Seminary) & Jason Mokhtarian (Indiana) Respondent: Christine Hayes (Yale) RSVP/more info: csr@humnet.ucla.edu Sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Program for Iranian Studies

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Natalie Limonick Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016 306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016

LOS ANGELES JEWISH HOME History Fair for Residents and their Families (by invitation)

UCLA students will gather together with residents and their families for a “History Fair” to capture memories, reflections, family histories and diverse perspectives on L.A.’s Jewish History. HELP Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Los Angeles Jewish Home

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016

SCHOENBERG HALL • 8PM

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Cosponsored by the Hillel at UCLA

314 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016

US

MAKE HISTORY.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016

FACULTY/STUDENT BOOK SEMINAR

From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print Neil W. Netanel (UCLA)

Seminar will trace the emergence and historical development of Jewish copyright law. He places Jewish copyright law in the context of the Jewish book trade; the precariousness of Jewish communal autonomy; and the influence of modern copyright law and of secular and papal book privileges on key rabbinic rulings. Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization

306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

BIBLE AND ITS INTERPRETERS SEMINAR SERIES

Imagining Scripture before the Bible: Shapes of Sacred Writing in Early Judaism Eva Mroczek (UC Davis)

Seminar will consider how we might reimagine the way that Jews understood Second Temple Jewish literature as an imagined literary world that took fundamentally different shapes in the minds of early Jewish writers. Convened by William Schniedewind (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MARCH 2-3, 2016 YOUNG RESEARCH LIBRARY • 9AM ucLADINO Symposium

5th annual symposium will explore the ways in which Judeo-Spanish creates and/or functions within and across diverse physical, socio-cultural, and linguistic geographies. Convened by:

Payton Phillips Quintanilla (UCLA) & Cheri Robinsion (UCLA) Sponsored by ucLADINO UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Natalie Limonick Endowment in Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016

MICKEY KATZ SYMPOSIUM IN JEWISH MUSIC

THE 1939 SOCIETY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN HOLOCAUST STUDIES

UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM

The Cabaretesque in Jewish Music

Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago), Tamara Levitz (UCLA), Paul Lerner (USC), Stephan Pennington (Tufts) Cabaret provided one of the most public ways of staging the everyday trials and tribulations, the triumphs and tragedies that represent modern Jewish history, consistently capturing the transformations of Jewish life, using music to turn everyday worlds inside-out. This panel follows the many influences of Jewish cabaret music from Central Europe to the shaping of 20th century film music. Convened by Mark Kligman (UCLA)

UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM Rethinking Liberation

Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) Lecture will give an overview of the different sorts of liberation experienced by the victims of Nazism and explain the importance of the liberation and what followed for understanding the history of the Holocaust. Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Germanic Languages UCLA Department of History

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Natalie Limonick Program on Jewish Civilization Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Musicology

Lawrence E. Stager (Harvard)

Lecture will offer the proposal that there was a great spring festival in Phoenicia (Canaan) and Syria that, like Hebrew Passover, coincided with spring lambs and included them in the offerings of First Fruits, which celebrated the early shoots of barley in March-April. Convened by Aaron Burke (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016

HILLEL AT UCLA • 4PM The Polonski Concert: Soviet Jewish Songbook Yale Strom (Composer)

Renowned Klezmer musician and composer Yale Strom will perform his own arrangements of the music and lyrics of Shmuel Polonski, a central figure to Soviet Jewish Music. Sponsored by the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel California Institute for Yiddish Culture Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music Jewish Music Commission in Los Angeles

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016 UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM

MAURICE AMADO LECTURE IN SEPHARDIC STUDIES

The Septembers of Shiraz Dalia Sofer (Author)

Lecture will cover the story of rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin as he is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. Convened by Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM

UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM

John M. Efron (UC Berkeley)

Focusing on the period spanning the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century, this talk explores the special place German-Jewish culture accorded medieval Spanish Jewry. Efron seeks to explain how the claims about the superiority of Sephardic aesthetics became a constitutive element of modern German-Jewish self-fashioning.

Rachel Neis (University of Michigan) Convened by Ra’anan Boustan (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Germanic Languages

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016

BOOK CLUBS

UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM

306 ROYCE HALL • 4PM • MULTIPLE DATES Affairs of the Mind: The Salon and Jewish Women Writers

ANNUAL ARNOLD BAND DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN JEWISH STUDIES

The First Decade of Israeli Literature

Book club will explore the current scholarship on the subject of literary salons and GermanJewish women writers in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Arnold Band (UCLA)

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by Sheila & Milt Hyman Cosponsored by the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

Convened by: Renata

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

** Symposium to be held at UCLA Faculty Center. See event listing for details.

THURSDAY, OCT. 29TH THURSDAY, NOV. 19TH TUESDAY, JAN. 26TH

306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

TUESDAY, FEB. 16TH TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH** TUESDAY, MAY 24TH

ESPRESSO PROFETA (in Westwood Village) • 5PM • MULTIPLE DATES Undergraduate Book Club

MAPPING JEWISH LA SEMINAR

Tuberculosis and Yiddish Literature in the American West

Inaugural student book club for undergraduate students. For more information, please contact: travid@g.ucla.edu

Caroline Luce (UCLA) & Sunny Yudkoff (University of Chicago)

Seminar will discuss Yiddish authors suffering from tuberculosis who settled in Denver and Los Angeles, and how their struggles with the disease influenced their writing. Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Funding provided by the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History

Fuchs (UCLA)

Convened by: Taly

Ravid (UCLA)

THURSDAY, 10/29/15: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis THURSDAY, 11/19/15: The History of Love by Nicole Kraus Save the date (books TBD): January 27 February 24

March 23 April 20

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016

SINAI TEMPLE • 7PM Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America: Continuity and Transformation from Within

‫במרכז‬

center at the

Sarah A. Stein (UCLA), Jessica Marglin (USC), Gina Nahai (Author), Shula Nazarian (Gallerist), & Daniel Bouskila (Rabbi) Moderated by: Saba Soomekh (UCLA) Featuring leading scholars, artists and community leaders who each offer a unique perspective on how their respective community has dealt with the challenges of acculturation while striving to maintain cultural and religious integrity.

Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

Sponsored by the USC Casden Institute Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Jewish Community Foundation

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016 306 ROYCE HALL • 12PM

MAURICE AMADO SEMINAR IN SEPHARDIC STUDIES

The Balkan Wars (1912-13) and the Jewish Communities of the Ottoman Empire: Between Participation and Exclusion Eyal Ginio (Hebrew University)

By using the Ladino and Ottoman press, memoire literature and various archival documents, this presentation discusses the dilemmas faced by Ottoman Jews during these troubled times and their changing perceptions of citizenship and their role in the public life on the eve of the Ottoman Empire’s demise. Convened by Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2016 UCLA FACULTY CENTER • 4PM

SADY AND LUDWIG KAHN SYMPOSIUM IN GERMAN JEWISH STUDIES

Affairs of the Mind: The Salon and Jewish Women Writers

Deborah Hertz (UCSD) “Henriette Herz as Jew, Henriette Herz as German:

CJS Event ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To RSVP: call (310) 267-5327 or email cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu. Please note that events are subject to change without notice. For an up-to-date schedule, please visit www.cjs.ucla.edu

314 ROYCE HALL • 4PM

Conversion, Friendship, Nationalism” Barbara Hahn (Vanderbilt) “Rahel Levin Reading Mendelssohn and Kant”

Convened by Renata Fuchs (UCLA)

CJS Cosponsored Event

Sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Germanic Languages

design: David Wu

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016

ANNUAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2015 - 2016

UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Annual Calendar 2015-2016  

Annual calendar of events for the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies for 2015-2016.

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