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Hebrew Language Table, February 8, 2016–May 20, 2016
Kline, President's Room  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


Hebrew Language Table, September 5, 2016–December 22, 2016
Kline, President's Room  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


Hebrew Language Table, February 6, 2017–May 15, 2017
Kline Commons  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


2012

  Friday, December 7, 2012 – Saturday, December 15, 2012
Hanukkah Celebrations Each Night!
All over campus!  7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Each night of Hanukkah we will celebrate in a different location, with each night being sponsored by a different part of the Bard community. Each night will feature candle-lighting plus something special. ALL ARE INVITED!

Sat. Dec. 8, 8 pm JSO latke and doughnut bash, Beit Shalom Salaam (Basement of Village A)

Sun. Dec. 9, 6:00 pm at Festival of Lights, Bard Chapel

Mon. Dec. 10, 6:30 pm, Kosher-Halal Neighborhood (Village K)

Tues. Dec. 11, 6:00 pm, 1st floor of Village C, latkes prepared by the Associate Dean of Students

Wed. Dec. 12, 5:30 pm sponsored by Julie Silverstein/Student Activities at the Campus Center Room 214

Thurs. Dec. 13, 4:30pm at the Hannah Arendt Center. We'll light candles, cook together and then eat and talk about Arendt and Hanukkah.

Fri. Dec. 14, 3:45 pm, sponsored by Leon Botsein at the President’s home

Sat. Dec. 15, 8 pm sponsored by J Street U at Beit Shalom-Salaam (Basement of Village A)


Sponsored by: Jewish Life
David Nelson  201-956-8228  nelson@bard.edu
  Friday, December 7, 2012
Eight Great Nights of Hanukkah!
All over campus!  6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Each night of Hanukkah we will celebrate in a different location, with each night being sponsored by a different part of the Bard community. Each night will feature candle-lighting plus something special. ALL ARE INVITED!

Sat. Dec. 8, 8 pm JSO latke and doughnut bash, Beit Shalom Salaam (Basement of Village A)

Sun. Dec. 9, 6:00 pm at Festival of Lights, Bard Chapel

Mon. Dec. 10, 6:30 pm, Kosher-Halal Neighborhood (Village K)

Tues. Dec. 11, 6:00 pm, 1st floor of Village C, latkes prepared by the Associate Dean of Students

Wed. Dec. 12, 5:30 pm sponsored by Julie Silverstein/Student Activities at the Campus Center Room 214

Thurs. Dec. 13, 4:30pm at the Hannah Arendt Center: We'll light candles, cook together and then eat and talk about Arendt and Hanukkah.

Fri. Dec. 14, 3:45 pm, sponsored by Leon Botsein at the President’s home

Sat. Dec. 15, 8 pm sponsored by J Street U at Beit Shalom-Salaam (Basement of Village A)


David Nelson  201-956-8228  nelson@bard.edu
  Thursday, November 8, 2012
Backward Wives or Agents of Revolution? CANCELED (to be rescheduled)
Jews and Gender in Interwar Soviet Life
Olin, Room 201  4:45 pm

Elissa Bemporad
Queens College, CUNY By focusing on the ways in which one specific group of Jews negotiated between Communism and Jewish identity, Dr. Bemporad will discuss Jewish women’s distinctive path to Sovietization in the interwar period. A wide range of visions of both the Bolshevik experiment and Jewish women’s path to Sovietization influenced the gender discourse on the Jewish street and affected the shifting roles that women came to play in the political, cultural and social life of the Soviet system. Female empowerment, which would have been a natural outgrowth of the Soviets’ commitment to gender equality, eventually met and collided with male empowerment, as Jewish men began to view the “new Soviet Jewish woman” as a dangerous threat to their status, perhaps even more than their non-Jewish counterparts.Elissa Bemporad holds the Jerry and William Ungar Assistant Professorship in Eastern European Jewish History and the Holocaust at Queens College, City University of New York. She was trained at the University of Bologna and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She received a PhD in history from Stanford University and is most recently the author of Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (forthcoming with Indiana University Press), which received the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History awarded by the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for an outstanding work of 20th century history.

Sponsored by: Gender and Sexuality Studies Program; Jewish Studies Program; Russian/Eurasian Studies Program
Cecile Kuznitz  845-758-7543  kuznitz@bard.edu
  Monday, April 30, 2012
Between Two World and Talk-back
with film-makers Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow
Weis Cinema  4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Between Two Worlds and Talk-back with the film-makers Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow

Co-sponsored by the J Street U, the JSO and the Jewish Studies Program

San Francisco filmakers Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow depict passionate debates over identity and generational change in American Jewish culture wars particularly in regards to the State of Israel. Many questions are asked such as is it acceptable to show My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival? Whose voices are allowed within the Jewish tent?



Sponsored by: J Street U and JSO; Jewish Studies Program
Cecile Kuznitz  845-758-7543  kuznitz@bard.edu
  Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Adio Kerida: A film by Ruth Behar
A film by Ruth Behar
Hegemen 102  5:00 pm
Bard College invites the entire Jewish community to see this compelling film about the Sephardic Jewish community in Cuba!Learn more about the film at http://www.ruthbehar.com/AKAboutEnglish.htm
 
The Cuban Sephardic community, both on and off the island, offers so rare a mix of cultural traditions--Spanish, Turkish, African, Jewish, Cuban, and American--that it remains a mystery and has not yet been portrayed in any depth in literature, art, or film.Ruth Behar’s film gives voice to the Afro-Cuban children who affirm their Sephardic heritage, adult men and women who were hidden Jews and have returned to their faith through conversion, and elderly Jews who explore the fine line between forgetting and remembering. The cinematography and the narrative are juxtaposed with Afro-Cuban drumming, Jewish liturgical music, Sephardic love songs, tangos, Cuban salsa, and American jazz.  Song, music, and dance emerge as a vital necessity in the lives of the Sephardic Jews of Cuba.


Sponsored by: Jewish Studies Program
Cecile Kuznitz  845-758-7543  kuznitz@bard.edu
  Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Jewish and Black Diasporas
in the Early Modern Iberian Americas
Weis Cinema  6:00 pm
___________________________Jonathan Schorsch
Columbia University 
The involuntary Diasporas of Jews and Blacks comprised two of the most prominent consequences of European colonialism.  Each minority developed multifaceted responses to its oppression, which included taking on elements of the dominant culture.  One sign of this "mestizo mind" appears in the complicated ways Judeoconversos and Afroiberians perceived one another and interacted, often through the lens of White Christian perspectives. By discussing episodes from places such as Mexico City and Cartagena de las Indias we will open up illuminating avenues for more global considerations.

Jonathan Schorsch is Associate Professor of Religion at Columbia Univeristy. His first book. Jews and Blacks in the Early Modern World (2004), won the Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research. He is also the author of Swimming the Christian Atlantic: Judeoconversos, Afroiberians and Amerindians in the Seventeenth-Century (2009). His articles include “Jewish Ghosts in Germany” and “Disappearing Origins: Sephardic Autobiography Today.”



Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Jewish Studies Program
Cecile E. Kuznitz  845-758-7543  kuznitz@bard.edu
  Friday, March 2, 2012
Justus Rosenberg
media link
A video of the talk:

www.bard.edu/media/rosenberg




Sponsored by: Jewish Studies Program
Cecile Kuznitz  845-758-7543  kuznitz@bard.edu
  Friday, March 2, 2012
Justus Rosenberg
on his experiences during the Second World War
10:10 a.m.
Olin 202
Justus Rosenberg, who has been on the Bard faculty since 1962, will be the guest lecturer in Ken Stern’s class "JS 320: Antisemitism." Prof. Rosenberg will talk not only about the ideology of Nazism and the mechanism of the Holocaust, but also about his experiences growing up in Europe (when his schoolmates starting wearing Hitler Youth uniforms), his imprisonment and escape, his work in the underground, and his experience with the Varian Fry group, which helped many artists and intellectuals escape Vichy France (including Marc Chagall and Hannah Arendt). Dr. Rosenberg is the last surviving member of this group.


Sponsored by: Jewish Studies Program
Cecile Kuznitz  845-758-6822  kuznitz@bard.edu