Name/Affiliation Series Year Date Title Topic(s) Main Sponsor Cosponsors
George J. Sánchez (USC) & Caroline Luce (UCLA) with Genevieve Carpio (UCLA) & Rob Eshman (The Forward) 2020-2021 6/9/21 New Approaches to Boyle Heights: A ConversationBoyle Heights The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Natan M. Meir (Portland State University) with Jared McBride (UCLA) Michael and Irene Ross Lecture in Yiddish Studies 2020-2021 5/18/21 Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe, 1800-1939Yiddish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Amelia Glaser (UC San Diego) with Samuel Spinner (Johns Hopkins) Michael and Irene Ross Lecture in Yiddish Studies 2020-2021 5/12/21 Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to PalestineYiddish, Poetry The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Eli Bromberg (Fordham University) with Benjamin Ratskoff (UCLA) Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2020-2021 4/27/21 Unsettling: Jews, Whiteness, and Incest in American Popular CultureThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Alma Heckman (UC Santa Cruz) with Chris Silver (McGill) and Aomar Boum (UCLA) Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies 2020-2021 4/26/21 The Sultan’s Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of BelongingMorocco The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
2020-2021 4/7/21 ucLADINO: Ottoman Legacies, Emigre Culture, and Linguistic Crossroads (Day 2 of 2)Ladino
2020-2021 4/7/21 ucLADINO: Ottoman Legacies, Emigre Culture, and Linguistic Crossroads (Day 1 of 2)Ladino
2020-2021 3/4/21 Holocaust at the Crossroads: West and Sub-Saharan African Approaches to African, Holocaust, and Jewish StudiesHolocaust, Africa The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Lia Brozgal (UCLA) with Michael Rothberg (UCLA) Book Talk 2020-2021 4/12/21 Absent the ArchiveThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Laura Levitt (Temple University) with Aliza Luft (UCLA) The 1939 Society Book Talk in Holocaust Studies 2020-2021 4/12/21 The Objects that RemainHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The 1939 Society
Daniel Bodi (La Sorbonne – University of Paris) with William Schniedewind (UCLA) Bible and the Ancient World Series 2020-2021 3/11/21 The Demise of the Warlord: A New Interpretation of David and Bathsheba in Light of an Amorite and Akkadian ToposBible, Ancient World The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Erin Darby (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) with Aaron Burke (UCLA) Bible and the Ancient World Series 2020-2021 3/11/21 A Judean, an Edomite, and a Negevite Walk into a Shrine: The Archaeology of Religion in Southern IsraelBible, Ancient World The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Annette Yoshiko Reed (NYU) with Catherine Bonesho (UCLA) Bible and the Ancient World Series 2020-2021 3/11/21 Scribes, Stars, and Demons in Ancient Judaism and the Hellenistic Near EastBible, Ancient World The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Opening Remarks: Noam Pianko (President of the AJS) & Shmuel Feiner (Chair of the Historical Society of Israel) Speakers: Maud Mandel (Williams College), Devin E. Naar (University of Washington), Iris Idelson-Shein (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), and Anita Shapira (Tel Aviv University) Moderator: David N. Myers (UCLA) 2020-2021 2/23/21 The Task of the Jewish Historian Today: A ConversationThe Historical Society of Israel Association for Jewish Studies The International Association of Historical Societies for the Study of Jewish History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History
David S. Koffman (York University) and Sarah Imhoff (Indiana University) in conversation with Caroline Luce (UCLA) 2020-2021 2/22/21 Jews and the American West: Violence, Race, and MasculinityAmerican West The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Alyssa Quint (Yeshiva University) with Amelia Glaser (UCSD) and Todd Presner (UCLA) Michael and Irene Ross Lecture in Yiddish Studies 2020-2021 2/16/21 Performance in 19th Century Russia and the Rise of the Modern Yiddish TheaterYiddish Theater The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Geneviève Zubrzycki (University of Michigan) with Michael Rothberg (UCLA) The 1939 Society Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2020-2021 1/26/21 Nationalism, Mnemonic Wars and Poland’s “Holocaust Speech Law”Holocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
William Schniedewind (UCLA) with Aaron Burke (UCLA) Book Talk 2020-2021 1/12/21 The Finger of the Scribe: How Scribes Learned to Write the BibleBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Josh Kun (USC) 2019-2020 Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence Lecture 2020-2021 12/10/20 Jewish Listening: A ReckoningMusic, Israel, Palestine The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Deborah Starr (Cornell) with Aomar Boum (UCLA) Luminos Book Talk 2020-2021 11/24/20 Togo Mizrahi and the Making of Egyptian CinemaCinema The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Bryan K. Roby (University of Michigan) with Aomar Boum (UCLA) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2020-2021 11/5/20 Israel through a Colored Lens: African-American Perspectives on Mizrahi IsraelisRace, Sephardic, African-American, Israel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Elissa Bemporad (CUNY) with Boris Dralyuk (L.A. Review of Books) Michael and Irene Ross Lecture in Yiddish Studies 2020-2021 10/20/20 The Blood Libel in Modern Eastern Europe: A Social HistoryYiddish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Tony Michels (UW Madison) in conversation with practitioners and critics of comedy, including Jessica Chaffin, Jena Friedman, Lynn Harris, Michaela Watkins, and Josh Kun (USC) Natalie Limonick Program on Jewish Civilization 2020-2021 10/18/20 “If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends”: Jews Making Trouble, Jews Making ComedyComedy The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’Foscari University of Venice) Viterbi Family Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2020-2021 10/7/20 The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of ItalyHolocaust, Italy, Mediterranean The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA), Dean Franco (Wake Forest University), Lila Corwin-Berman (Temple University), Aomar Boum (UCLA), Sultan Doughan (Boston University), Maxwell Greenberg (UCLA), and Benjamin Ratskoff (UCLA) 2020-2021 9/24/20 A Teach-In on Jewish Studies, Race, and Anti-RacismRace The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Sunny Yudkoff (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Nayan Shah (USC), and Caroline Luce (UCLA) Michael and Irene Ross Lecture in Yiddish Studies 2019-2020 6/3/20 Contagion, Culture, and CareYiddish Studies, Epidemics The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Benjamin Balint (Author) Book Talk 2019-2020 5/20/20 Jerusalem: City of the BookBook Talk
Leandra Zarnow (University of Houston) 2019-2020 3/11/20 Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug Book Talk The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Michael Rothberg (UCLA) 2019-2020 3/5/20 The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and PerpetratorsHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History, The UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy, The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature, The UCLA Department of English, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Daniel Machiela (McMaster University) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2019-2020 2/25/20 From Enoch to Daniel: Reimagining the Past in the Aramaic Dead Sea ScrollsBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Dina Danon (Binghamton University) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2019-2020 2/12/20 Modernity in the Eastern Sephardi Diaspora: The Jews of Late Ottoman IzmirSephardic/Mizrahi The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The Center for Near Eastern Studies
Tammi Schneider (Claremont University) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2019-2020 1/30/20 Through the Female Gaze: Men in the Book of GenesisBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Marc Brettler (Duke University) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2019-2020 1/27/20 Does Jewish Biblical Scholarship Exist: A Historical PerspectiveBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Center for the Study of Religion
Omer Bartov (Brown University) Annual 1939 Society Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2019-2020 1/23/20 Anatomy of a Genocide: A Case Study in Mass MurderHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, The UCLA Department of Slavic, Eastern European & Eurasian Languages and Culture
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN) Biennial Leve Award Lecture 2019-2020 1/16/20 Risky Business: The Future of Jewish MuseumsModern Jewish History & Culture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, The Fowler Museum, The UCLA School of Theater, Film, Television, Yiddishkayt, and The 1939 Society
Pamela Nadell (American University) 2019-2020 12/3/19 America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to TodayModern Jewish History & Culture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Mikhal Dekel (The City College of New York) 1939 Society Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2019-2020 11/21/19 Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee OdysseyHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of English
Adina Hoffman (Author) 2019-2020 10/31/19 Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving PicturesLanguage & Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History, The UCLA Department of History
Peter Cole (Yale) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2019-2020 10/29/19 Back to the Future of al-Andalus: A Poetry Reading and ConversationLanguage & Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of English
Karen Grumberg (University of Texas at Austin) Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2019-2020 10/23/19 Hebrew Gothic: History and the Poetics of PersecutionLanguage & Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
Open House 2019-2020 10/16/19 Leve Center Open House Celebration The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
2018-2019 11/05-06/2018 Global Histories of German LiteratureGerman Literature Freie Universitat Berlin
ucLADINO 8th Annual Symposium 2018-2019 02/25-26/2019 La Boz del Pueblo: The Voices of Sephardic Jews ucLADINO The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese
2018-2019 01/12-13/2019 UClezLA Performance UCLA Herb Alpert's School of Music's Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Chad Goldberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Sady & Ludwig Kahn Lecture Series in German Jewish Studies 2018-2019 5/29/19 The Jewish Touchstone in the German Critique of CapitalismThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Sociology, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Studies, The UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies
Lila Corwin Berman (Temple University) Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence Lecture 2018-2019 5/16/19 When Politics Aren't Political: The Depoliticization of American Jewish PoliticsThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies History Institute of American Cultures, The UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy
Oren Kosansky (Lewis & Clark University) Averroes Lecture Series 2018-2019 5/15/19 Mahia on the Market: On the History of a Moroccan Jewish CommodityThe UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Lila Corwin Berman (Temple University) Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence Lecture 2018-2019 5/14/19 American Jewish Exceptionalism's Antisemitism Problem
Shari Rabin Book talk 2018-2019 5/14/19 Restoring the Synagogue SoundtrackLiterature/Music UCLA Herb Alpert's School of Music's Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Shirli Gilbert (University of Southhampton) The 1939 Society Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2018-2019 5/9/19 South African Jews, the Holocaust, and ApartheidAfrican Jews & Holocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Deborah Landis (UCLA), Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA), Elizabeth Greenberg, Betsy Heimann, Rita Ryack, Arianne Phillips, Danny Glicker, Erin Benach, Michael Kaplan, Deena Appel Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity 2018-2019 5/5/19 Jewish Thread: The Hidden History of Costume Design in HollywoodDocumentary/Film The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Skirball, EVO, The UCLA TFT David C. Copley Center for Costume Design
Sarah Phillips Casteel (Carleton University) Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2018-2019 5/2/19 Global Itineraries of Holocaust Memory: The Jewish Carribean and Nazi Persecution in Literature and ArtLiterature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Program in Caribbean Studies of the Latin American Institute, The UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, The UCLA Department of English, Spanish & Poruguese
Michael David Lukas (Author) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2018-2019 4/30/19 The Last Watchman of Old CairoLanguage & Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Department of English
Caroline Luce (UCLA) Lecture on Jewish Los Angeles Series 2018-2019 4/18/19 The Bund in the BorderlandsJewish American The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Michelle Campos (Stanford) Averroes Lecture Series 2018-2019 4/15/19 Unmixing the Holy City: Urban Coexistence and Segregation in Early 20th Century JerusalemThe UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies at UCLA The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Jennie Ebeling (University of Evansville) Archaeology of Ancient Israel Lecture Series 2018-2019 4/11/19 Feeding the Gods in Ancient IsraelAncient Israel & Culture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Dalia Yasharpour (UCLA) 2018-2019 4/9/19 The Seventeenth Century Judeo-Persian Adaptation of the Buddha BiographiesLanguage & Literature The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
James Loefeler (University of Virginia) 2018-2019 4/8/19 Double Amnesia: Rethinking the History of Zionism and Human RightsJewish History & Literature The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studie The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Lyndsey Stonebridge (University of Birmingham) The 1939 Society Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2018-2019 4/4/19 Hannah Arendt's Message of Ill-TidingsLanguage & Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department Comparative Literature, Promise Institute for Human Rights International and Comparative Law Program
Michael Rothberg (UCLA) The Annual 1939 Society Lecture In Holocaust Studies 2018-2019 3/14/19 Unexpected Itineraries: Holocaust Testimony beyond BordersHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of English, German Consulate, Letters and Science
Marc Epstein (Vassar College) Maurice Amado Lecture in Sephardic Studies 2018-2019 3/7/19 Thought Crimes: Subversive Politics in Art Made for Medieval JewsMedieval Art The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Art History
Mark Leuchter (Temple University) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2018-2019 3/5/19 How Moses Became a LeviteHebrew Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Dean Franco (Wake Forest University) Lecture on Jewish Los Angeles Series 2018-2019 2/28/19 The Matter of the Neighbor: Budd Schulberg, James Baldwin, and the Watts Writers WorkshopJewish American The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department Comparative Literature, The UCLA Department of English
Concert & Pre-Concert Lecture 2018-2019 2/27/19 From India to Indiana: Melding MusicFilm UCLA Herb Alpert's School of Music's Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Sara Milstein (University of British Columbia) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2018-2019 2/12/19 Preservation & Innovation: The Tracks of the Master ScribeHebrew Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Amir Vodka (University of Amsterdam) Natalie Limonick Program in Jewish Civilizations 2018-2019 1/29/19 The Human Chameleon: Hybrid Jews in CinemaCinema/Film The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, The UCLA Department Comparative Literature, UCLA Melnitz Movies, The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Steven Zipperstein (Stanford) Michael and Irene Ross Lecture in Yiddish Studies 2018-2019 1/24/19 Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of HistoryRussian Jewish, History & Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies
Carly Crouch (Fuller Theological Seminary) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2018-2019 1/23/19 Dwelling on the Past and Longing for Home: Israel in ExileThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Ari Ariel (University of Iowa) Averroes Lecture Series 2018-2019 1/22/19 Yearning for Yemen: Migration and MemoryThe UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Liran Yadgar (UCLA/Yale) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2018-2019 1/17/19 The Legend of Khaybar: A Jewish "Kingdom" in the Arabian DesertJewish History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Language and Cultures
Peter Lanfer (UCLA) 2018-2019 1/16/19 Finding Faithfulness in all the Wrong Places: Making Sacred Sense of Drunkenness, Deceit, and Debauchery in the Hebrew Bible Literature & Hebrew Bible The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Khalid Ben-srhir (Mohammed V University, Rabat) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2018-2019 1/15/19 Jewish Studies in Morocco: A ConversationThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Near Easter Studies, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Aomar Boum (UCLA), Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) Book Launch 2018-2019 11/27/18 The Holocaust and North AfricaHolocaust studies, Literature The UCLA Alan D. leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Department of Germanic Studies,The UCLA Department of Anthropology, The UCLA Department of History, UCLA African Studies Center
Andrew Berns (University of South Carolina) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2018-2019 11/15/18 'The Foundation of the World:' the Ecological Ideas of Post-Expulsion Spanish Jews in Italy and the Ottoman EmpireSephardic Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Shira Klein (Chapman University) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2018-2019 11/14/18 A Place in the Sun: Italian Jews and the Colonization of AfricaItalian Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Italian, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Department of English
Yuval Gadot (Tel Aviv University) Archaeology of Ancient Israel Lecture Series 2018-2019 11/13/18 Israel and the Samaria Highlands: A Nomad Settlement Wave or Urban Expansion during the Early Iron AgeAncient Israel & Literature The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Cotsen Institute for Archaeology
Film Screening 2018-2019 11/4/18 Paul Cronin Film The UCLA Department of Anthropology The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Omri Asscher (UCLA) 2018-2019 10/29/18 Translation as a Bridge? Ideological Encounters between Israeli & American Jewish Cultures Israeli & Jewish American UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Justin Akers Chacon (Author) Lecture on Jewish Los Angeles Series 2018-2019 10/16/18 Radicals in the BarrioLiterature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, The UCLA Department of History
Aaron Rubin (Penn State University) 2018-2019 10/15/18 The Relationship of Egyptian and Semitic Linguistics and Culture The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Hannah Kosstrin (Ohio State University) 2018-2019 10/9/18 Honest Bodies: Methods for Transnational Dance Analysis The UCLA Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
2017-2018 11/05-07/2017 American Culture and the Jewish Experience in Music Jewish American Music UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
French Graduate Student Association Conference 2017-2018 10/12-13/2017 Que sais-je? Rethinking Learning and Knowledge Conference The UCLA Department of French and Francophonr Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
ucLADINO 7th Annual Symposium 2017-2018 03/14-15/2018 New Directions, Old Roots Symposium ucLADINO The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, UCLA Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagment
Ofer Ben-Amots (Colorado College) Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music Lecture Series 2017-2018 5/24/18 Celestial Dialogues: The Essence of Jewish Music from a Composer's Perspective Jewish American Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music
Atina Grossman (The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art) Sady & Ludwig Kahn Lecture Series in German Jewish Studies 2017-2018 5/17/18 Trauma, Privelege, and Adventure in Transit: German Jewish Refugees in Iran and IndiaJewish American The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Program of Iranian Studies
Galit Hasan-Rokem (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Annual Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2017-2018 5/10/18 Is the Wandering Jew in Contemporary Israeli Literature a Paradox?Jewish American, Language and Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Verbi Symposium in Mediterranean Jewish Studies Series 2017-2018 5/6/18 Primo Levi for the PublicSymposium The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Italian Centro Primo Levi, The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature, Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles
Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) Book Talk 2017-2018 5/1/18 Colonial Tunisia from the Gutter Up: 'Ninette of Sine Street.' Jews, Translation, and Franco-Tunisian LiteratureLanguage and Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, The UCLA Department of History
Lia Brozgal (UCLA) Book Talk 2017-2018 5/1/18 Colonial Tunisia from the Gutter Up: 'Ninette of Sine Street.' Jews, Translation, and Franco-Tunisian LiteratureLanguage and Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, The UCLA Department of History
Mark R. Cohen (Princeton) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranen Jewish Studies 2017-2018 4/24/18 Maimonides and the MerchantsLanguage and Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Culture
Robert Mullins (Azusa Pacific University) Archaeology of Ancient Israel Lecture Series 2017-2018 4/17/18 Abel Beth Maacah: Uncovering the Secrets of a Biblical CityThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA Costen Institute of Archaeology
UCLA Latin American adn Iberian Film Festival, Film Screening 2017-2018 4/16/18 The Tenth Man Documentary/ Film The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Latin American Institute, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Lior Sternfeld (Penn State University) Averroes Lecture Series 2017-2018 4/16/18 Between Equal Citizenship and the Promise of Redemption: Iranian Jewish Identity and the Turn of the Twentieth Century Jewish American The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Samuel Kassow (Trinity College) Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence Seminar 2017-2018 4/16/18 Culture and Resistance in Wartime Ghettos: Case Studies from Lodz, Vilna, and WarsawThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The 1939 Society, Samuel Goetz Society Chair in Holocaust Studies at UCLA, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language, The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research,The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Samuel Kassow (Trinity College) Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence Seminar 2017-2018 4/15/18 Who Will Write Our History? Documentary/ Film The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The 1939 Society, Samuel Goetz Society Chair in Holocaust Studies at UCLA, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language, The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research,The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Samuel Kassow (Trinity College) Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence Seminar 2017-2018 4/12/18 History and Resistance: Emanuel Ringelblum in the Warsaw GhettoHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The 1939 Society, Samuel Goetz Society Chair in Holocaust Studies at UCLA, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language, The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research,The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Thomas Schneider (University of British Columbia) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2017-2018 3/13/18 The Stigma of Submission, Or: What Happened to Sisera in Judges 5, 25-27?Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Sephardic Archive Initiative 2017-2018 3/11/18 Save the Data: A Sephardic Antique RoadshowThe UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Library Special Collections
Lillian M. Wohl (UCLA) Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music Lecture Series 2017-2018 3/8/18 Jews, Music, and Modernity in Buenos Aires Jewish American Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music The American Society for Jewish Music
Philippe Sands (University College London) The Annual 1939 Society Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2017-2018 2/27/18 East West Street: A Personal History of Genocide and Crimes Against HumanityLanguage and Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History, The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law,
Performance 2017-2018 2/25/18 Tevye & Company Performance California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Edward Portnoy (Rutgers University) Michael and Irene Ross Lecture in Yiddish Studies 2017-2018 2/22/18 Bad Rabbi And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish PressThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of English, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Ziony Zevit (American Jewish University) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2017-2018 2/20/18 Did Adam Fall, Stumble, or Stub His Toe in the Garden od Eden? A New Look at an Ancient StoryBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
David N. Myers (UCLA) Book Talk 2017-2018 2/13/18 Why Study Jewish History?Language and Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA Center for European & Eurasian Studies, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Chanita Goodblatt (Ben-Gurion University) 2017-2018 2/12/18 To Play the Fool: The Book of Esther in Early Modern German, English, and Yiddish Drama Play The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The UCLA Department of English The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Reading with Commentary 2017-2018 2/7/18 Women, Weddings, and Reversals: Hebrew Comedies of the Renaissance and Baroque Dramatic Readings with Commentary The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Ofer Nur (Tel Aviv University) Faculty/Student Seminar 2017-2018 2/6/18 What Does the Word Lesbian Mean in Palestine in 1923?The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA LGBTQ Studies Program, The UCLA Department of History
Sara Milstein (University of British Columbia) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2017-2018 1/23/18 Preservation and Innovation: The Tracks of the Master ScribeBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Department for the Study of Religion
Aron Rodrigue (Stanford) Averroes Lecture Series 2017-2018 1/22/18 Between the Ottoman Empire and Italy: The Jews of Rhodes 1880- 1936 The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Alan R. Marcus (University of Aberdeen) Screenings 2017-2018 1/11/18 In the Birch Grove and the The Forgotten Jew in the City of YouthThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA School of Theater, FIlm and Television, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History
Fabrizio Lelli (University of Salento, Lecce) 2017-2018 1/10/18 Love, War, Ethics and Science: Jewish and Christian Poetics in Fifiteenth-Century Southern Italy The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Josh Lambert (University of Massachesetts, Amherst) Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity 2017-2018 11/30/17 New Media Jews: "Transparent," podcasting, and the Place of Jews in 21st-Century American CultureLanguage and Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, The UCLA French & Francophone Studies, The UCLA Center for the Study of Women, The UCLA Department of English, The UCLA Department of Gender Studies
A Play Reading 2017-2018 11/20/17 Suddenly, A Knock on the Door Performance Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA, Jewish Women's Theater
2017-2018 11/16/17 The Balfour Declaration and its Legacy UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Burkle Center for International Relations The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
David Ilan (Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem) Lecture in Archaeology of Ancient Israel Series 2017-2018 11/14/17 How Ancient Israel Began: A New Archaeological PerspectiveIsraeli Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Julia Philips Cohen (Vanderbilt University) Averroes Lecture Series 2017-2018 11/8/17 A Model Minority? Sephardi Jews in the Late Ottoman Empire Sephardic Jews The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Mark Kligman (UCLA) 2017-2018 11/5/17 David's Quilt Jewish American Music UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Yossi Sucary 2017-2018 11/2/17 The Unspoken HolocaustThe UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
2017-2018 10/26/17 Triple Art Opening: Bread & Salt- The Art of Jewish Food Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Yehuda Sharim (Rice University) 2017-2018 10/26/17 we are in itFilm Screening The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy, UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration, The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, The UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Mostafa Hussein (USC) 2017-2018 10/25/17 Islam and Jews in the Holy Land: Land and Nature and the Construction of Jewish Culture UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Rabbi Elliot Dorff (American Jewish University) Inagural Leve Award Celebration and Open House 2017-2018 10/24/17 I'm Right, You Don't Agree, So You Must Be Wrong': Grounds for Plularism in the Jewish and American Communites Open House
Peter Machinist (Harvard) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2016-2017 01//24/2017 Hear, O Israel, Yahweh is Our God, Yahweh is One!' Concepts of Deity in the Hebrew BibleHebrew Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
UCLA/Boyle Heights Community Program Partnership 2016-2017 6/4/17 Boyle Heights Folk Festival Culture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Yiddishkayt, UC Humanities Research Institute, Jewish Historical Society of Souther California, Breed Street Shul Project
Amos Morris-Reich (University of Haifa) Sady & Ludwig Kahn Lecture in German-Jewish Studies 2016-2017 5/25/17 Racial Photography as Scientific EvidenceHistory, German Jewish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of Art History
Marjorie Perloff (Stanford & USC) A Book Talk 2016-2017 5/16/17 The Making of Austro-ModernismLiterature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of Italian, The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
Michal Lemberger (Author) A Book Talk 2016-2017 5/9/17 Imaginative Engagement: Women of the Hebrew Bible in After Abel and Other StoriesLiterature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of English, The UCLA Department of History
Joseph Bristow (UCLA) A Book Talk 2016-2017 5/2/17 Oscar Wilde and the Jews LIterature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of English, The UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
Steven Fine (Yeshiva University), Talya Fishman (University of Pennsylvania), Daniel Stein-Kokin (UCLA/Universitat Greifswald) Viterbi Symposium in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2016-2017 4/27/17 Jewish Visual Culture in the Mediterranean Basin Symposium The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Italian, The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Mark L. Smith (UCLA) 2016-2017 4/25/17 The Yiddish Historians of the Holocaust and the Prewar Tradition of Yiddish Historical ScholarshipHolocaust & Yiddish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The 1939 Society
Christine Hayes (Yale) Bible and Its Interpreters Series 2016-2017 4/4/17 Divine Law and Community Boundaries in Jewish AntiquityAncient Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Study of Religion, The UCLA Department of History
Fabrizio Lelli (University of Salento, Lecce) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2016-2017 3/16/17 Memory and Continuity of the Southern Italian Jewish LegacyMediterranean Jewish Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Italian, Italian Culture Institute of Los Angeles
Devin Naar (University of Washington) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2016-2017 3/14/17 Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern GreeceSephardic Jewish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Department of Classics
Robert Alter (UC Berkeley) Annual Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2016-2017 3/9/17 Anti-Prophecy in the Poetry of H.N. BialikPoetry The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
UCLA/Boyle Heights Community Program Partnership 2016-2017 3/5/17 100 Years of Garment Work in LA: An International Women's Day CelebrationThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Yiddishkayt, The UCLA Labor Center, UC Humanities Research Institute
ucLADINO 2016-2017 3/1/17 Community and Continuity ucLADINO Symposium Symposium The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies
Rachel Havrelock (University of Illinois at Chicago) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2016-2017 2/28/17 The Joshua Generation: How David Ben-Gurion and his Poilitcal Successors Read the Biblical Book of ConquestBible, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Lauren Monroe (Cornell) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2016-2017 2/21/17 Joseph and the Genesis of Ancient IsraelBible, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Department of History
Lior Sternfeld (Penn State) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2016-2017 2/14/17 The Jews and the Iranian Nation Building Projects of the 20th Century Sephardic Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Susan Ackerman (Dartmouth) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2016-2017 2/7/17 Drumming Away DemonsBible, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Department of Anthropology, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Susan Suleiman (Harvard) Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity 2016-2017 1/26/17 Jewish Identity in Question: The Legacy of Irene NemirovskyRussian Jewish & Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of French and Francophones Studies, The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
Symposium 2016-2017 1/22/17 Championing Civil Rights and Resisting Injustice: Rabbi Joachin Prinz and Kurt WeillGerman Jewish, Symposium The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra The UCLA Department of Musicology, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, The UCLA Department of History, The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
The 1939 Society Program in Holocaust Studies 2016-2017 1/19/17 Book Launch and Symposium: Probing the Ethics of Holocaust CultureHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The 1939 Society, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Comparative Languages
Timothy Harrison (University of Toronto) Lecturer in Archeology of Ancient Israel Studies 2016-2017 1/12/17 Sea Peoples and Neo-Hittites in the ‘Land of Palistin’: Recent Discoveries at Tayinat on the OrontesThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
2016-2017 12/18/16 AJS Welcome Reception The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Daniel Stein Kokin (UCLA and Universität Greifswald) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2016-2017 12/7/16 Rome in the Jewish ImaginationMediterranean Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Italian, The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance studies
Mira Balberg (Northwestern) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2016-2017 12/6/16 The Rabbinic Sacrificial Vision and the Roman Imperial CultBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, The UCLA Department of History
Stefan Beyerle (Universität Greifswald) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2016-2017 11/29/16 'Lock and Key': The History of Ancient Israel between the Hebrew Bible and ArchaeologyBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Richard Kalmin (Jewish Theological Seminary), Jason Mokhtarian (Indiana), Christine Hayes (Yale) 2015-2016 02/29/2015 Talmudic Tales in their Iranian Context Iranian Jews, Sephardic, Talmud The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Program for Iranian Studies
John M. Efron (UC Berkeley) 2015-2016 6/2/16 German Jewry and the Allure of the SephardicSephardic, German-Jewish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Caroline Luce (UCLA), Sunny Yudkoff (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 2015-2016 5/24/16 "On the Trail with Lung-Fellow": Tuberculosis and Yiddish Literature in American WestYiddish, literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Arnold J. Band (UCLA)` Annual Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2015-2016 5/12/16 The First Decade of Israeli Literature: The Case of Aharon AppelfeldLiterature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Culture
Rachel Neis (UCLA) 2015-2016 5/5/16 What is a human? The Early Rabbis on Uterine Materials and the Makings of Species The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Renata Fuchs (UCLA), Deborah Hertz (UCSD), May Mergenthaler (OSU) Sady and Ludwig Kahn Symposium on German Jewish Studies 2015-2016 4/19/16 Affairs of the Mind: The Salon and Jewish Women WritersJewish Women, German-Jewish, Romantic Literary Movement The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Eyal Ginio (Hebrew University) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2015-2016 4/19/16 The Balkan Wars (1912-13) and the Jewish Communities of the Ottoman Empire: Between Participation and ExlusionOttoman Jews, Ladino The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA), Jessica Marglin (USC), Gina Nahai (Author), Shula Nazarian (Gallerist), Daniel Bouskila (Rabbi) 2015-2016 4/17/16 Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America: Continuity and Transformation from Within Cultural and Religious Integrity USC Casden Institute The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Dalia Sofer (Author) Maurice Amado Lecture in Sephardic Studies 2015-2016 4/14/16 The Septembers of ShirazIranian Jews, Sephardic The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Yale Strom (Composer) 2015-2016 4/10/16 The Polonski Concert: Soviet Jewish Songbook Music, Soviet Dortor Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel, California Institute for Yiddish Culture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music
Lawrence E. Stager (Harvard) 2015-2016 4/5/16 Rites of Spring in the Carthaginian Tophet Phoenicia(Canaan), Syria, Archeology The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) The 1939 Society Distinguished Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2015-2016 3/31/16 Rethinking LiberationHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History
Payton Phillips Quintanilla (UCLA), Cheri Robinson (UCLA) 5th Annual Symposium 2015-2016 3/2/16 ucLadino Symposium Judeo-Spanish, Music ucLadino, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, The UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Neil W. Netanel (UCLA) Faculty/Student Book Seminar 2015-2016 3/1/16 From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of PrintJewish Law, Jewish Law in Modern day The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization
The New Budapest Orpheum Society 2015-2016 2/25/16 Some for Laughs, Some for Tears- Jewish Cabaret between Berlin and Hollywood music UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago), Tamara Levitz (UCLA), Paul Lerner (USC), Stephan Pennington (Tufts) Mickey Katz Symposium in Jewish Music 2015-2016 2/25/16 The Cabaretesque in Jewish Music Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Musicology
Eva Mroczek (UC Davis) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2015-2016 2/23/16 Imagining Scripture before the Bible: Shapes of Sacred Writing in Early Judaism Bible, Jewish Writers, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Los Angeles Jewish Home 2015-2016 2/21/16 History Fair for Residents and their Families LA Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Los Angeles Jewish Home
Liora Halperin (University of Colorado, Boulder) Faculty/Student Seminar 2015-2016 2/18/16 Babel in Zion, Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine Language, Israel, Palestine The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
2015-2016 2/17/16 Light out of Darkness Holocaust, Film The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Hillel at UCLA
Kay Kaufman Shelemay (Harvard University) Mickey Katz Lecture in Jewish Music 2015-2016 2/11/16 Songs that Speak: Reflections on Research Among the Ethiopoan JewsEthiopian Jews, Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, UCLA Coleman African Studies Center, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Gillian Weiss (Case Western Reserve University) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2015-2016 2/9/16 The Money Launderer's Daughter: A Sephardic Woman and a Slave Rumor in the Early Modern MediterraneanSephardic Jews, Literature, History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Olivia C. Harrison (USC), Teresa Villa-Ignacio (Tulane) 2015-2016 2/8/16 Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics Moroccan, Literature & Culture, North Africa The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies
Gil Z. Hochberg (UCLA), Rebecca Stein (Duke) 2015-2016 2/4/16 Visual and Digital Occupations in Israel/Palestine Israel, Palestine, Digital Technology The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Digital Humanitites Program
Mark S. Smith (NYU) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2015-2016 2/2/16 The Three Bodies of God in the Hebrew Bible Hebrew Bible, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller (Hillel at UCLA) Symposium 2015-2016 1/31/16 L'Chaim to Chaim: Honoring Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller Symposium, Music Hillel at UCLA Leve Center, The UCLA Department of History
Jeremy D. Smoak (UCLA) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2015-2016 1/26/16 From Ritual Space to Ritual Text: New Light on the Background of the Priestly Blesssing in Ancient JudahHistory, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Atalia Omer (University of Notre Dame) Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity 2015-2016 1/21/16 Refiguring American Jewish Identity: The Palestine ChapterJewish-American, Palestine, Social Media, Jewish Identity, Solidarity Movement The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Mark Kligman (UCLA), Neil Brostoff (UCLA) George F. Handel's Judas Maccabaeus 2015-2016 12/6/15 George F. Handel's Judas Maccabaeus Concert, Music, Hanukkah UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music, Wilshire Boulevard Temple The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Nadav Molchadsky (UCLA) 2015-2016 12/3/15 Above and Beyond Film, War of Independence, Israel, American Jews Student Leadership Council of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Hillel at UCLA
Shira Klein (Chapman University) Viterbi Seminar in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2015-2016 12/1/15 Why Italian Jews Liked Facism Italy, History, Photography The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, The UCLA Department of Italian
Yona Sabar (UCLA) Faculty/Student Book Seminar 2015-2016 11/24/15 The Book of Daniel in Jewish Neo-Aramaic TranslationLiterature, Aramaic text,Translation The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Simon Ruthberg (Owner, Hatikvah Music) 2015-2016 11/22/15 Meet me at Yiddish Rock 'n Roll: An Unlikely Though Harmonious Intersection on Fairfax Yiddish music Hillel at UCLA, California Instiute for Yiddish Culture and Languages The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Kerri P. Steinberg (Otis College of Arts and Design) Faculty/Student Book Seminar 2015-2016 11/17/15 Jewish Mad Men History, New York Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
2015-2016 11/16/15 On The Margins of the Holocaust Holocaust, North Africa, Muslims, Colonialism, Second World War The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The 1939 Society
2015-2016 11/15/15 On The Margins of the Holocaust Holocaust, North Africa, Muslims, Colonialism, Second World War The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The 1939 Society
Jamaa Baida (Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco) 2015-2016 11/12/15 Academic Research on Moroccan Judaism: Historiography, Sources and ArchivesMorocco, History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Anthropology, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies
David Bezmozgis (Author) Book Talk Series 2015-2016 11/5/15 The BetrayersLiterature, Israel, Soviet Union The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of English, The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures
Gil P. Klein (Loyola Marymount University) Rabbis and other Jews in the Ancient World Series 2015-2016 11/3/15 Sabbath as City: Rabbinic Urbanism and Imperial Territoriality in Roman PalestineRabbinic Literature, Roman The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Relik Shafir (Pilot), Steven Spiegel (UCLA) 2015-2016 10/28/15 Where do we go from here? Historical Perspectives on a Nuclear Middle East and the Aftermath of the Iran Nuclear DealIranian Nuclear Deal,Israel, America The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Center for Middle East Development, Hillel at UCLA, UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Israel Air Force Center Foundation, The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations
Aomar Boum (UCLA) Faculty/Student Book Seminar 2015-2016 10/27/15 Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in MoroccoMorocco, History, Islam, Zionism The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Anthropology, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) 2015-2016 10/19/15 Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria Mzabi (Saharan) Jews, post-colonial era The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Department of History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies
Gary Rendsburg (Rutgers University) 2015-2016 10/15/15 Scroll Down: Classical Jewish Texts, from Parchment to Internet History, Literature The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Open House 2015-2016 10/13/15 Open House The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
International Workshop on the Digital Geniza 2014-2015 12/07-08/2014 Languages of Everyday Writing in the Medieval Islamic World: History, Methodology, Digital Prospects Workshop The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Jason Lustig (UCLA), Anat Mooreville (UCLA), Taly Ravid (UCLA) Joy and Jerry Monkrash Grauduate Conference in Jewish Studies 2014-2015 03/08-09/2015 Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish StudiesModern Jewish, Jewish History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of English
4th Annual ucLADINO Symposium 2014-2015 03/03-04/2015 Documenting Judeo-Spanish Judeo-Spanish ucLADINO The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Maurice Amado in Program in Sephardic Studies
David N. Myers (UCLA) 2014-2015 5/19/15 The Faith of Fallen Jews: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish HistoryLiterature, Spanish Jewry The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Judith Thissen (Utrecht University) Ross Seminar In Yiddish Studies 2014-2015 5/12/15 Kol Nidre on Broadway: New Perspectives on the Success of the Jazz SingerFilm The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Mark Kligman (UCLA) The Annual Natfulin Lecture in Jewish Identity 2014-2015 5/7/15 Music and identity: The Musical Lives of Shlomo Carlebach and Mickey KatzMusic, European Jewish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music, The UCLA Department of Musicology, The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
Cornel West (Union Theological Seminary) The Natalie Limonick Conference on Jewish Civilization 2014-2015 5/4/15 Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: A Conference in Honor of Abraham Joshua HeschelPoetry, Civil Rights Movement, Martin luther King Jr. The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Natalie Limonick Program on Jewish Civilization in Memory of Miriam Nisell Rose The UCLA Department of English, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, Ralph K. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA
Emily J. Levine (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) The Sady and Ludwig Kahn Lecture in German Jewish Studies 2014-2015 4/30/15 Capital, Culture, and the City: German Jews and the Other WeimarGerman-Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Art History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Emily J. Levine (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) The Say and Ludwig Kahn Lecture in German Jewish Studies 2014-2015 4/30/15 Capital, Culture, and the City: German Jews and the Other WeimarGerman-Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Art History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Philip Schultz (DePaul University) The 1939 Society Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2014-2015 4/23/15 The Wherewithal: A Novel in VerseHolocaust, German-Occupied Poland, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of English
Julia Philips Cohen (Vanderbilt), Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies/Book Launch 2014-2015 4/21/15 Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950Sephardic, Film The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Italian, The UCLA Center for European & Eurasian Studies, The UCLA Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Wendy Lower (Claremont) The 1939 Society Distinguished Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2014-2015 3/12/15 Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing FieldsWorld War II, Holocaust, German Women, literature, History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of Sociology
Benjamin Sommer (JTS) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2014-2015 3/2/15 Deuteronomy as Scripture and Deuteronomy as TraditionBiblical Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Edwin Seroussi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 2014-2015 2/25/15 Folksongs of Modernity: A Judeo-Spanish PerspectiveJudeo-Spanish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music
Oren Kosansky (Lewis & Clark University) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sepharidc Studies 2014-2015 2/24/15 When Jews Speaks Arabic: Jewish Languages in Colonial MexicoLanguage, Moroccan Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Raanan Rein (Tel Aviv University) 2014-2015 2/23/15 People of the Book or People of the (Foot) Ball? Ethnicizing European and Latin American SoccerThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Carol Bakhos (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2014-2015 2/19/15 Interpreting the Family of Abraham: Political Uses and AbusesAbrahamic Religions and Interpretations The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe (Sinai Temple) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Studies 2014-2015 2/17/15 David's Divided HeartBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Alan Mintz (JTS) Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2014-2015 2/12/15 The Late Agnon and the Re-Imagining of Galician JewryGalician Jewry The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
Carol Meyers (Duke) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2014-2015 2/10/15 Was Ancient Israel a Patriarchal Society?Ancient Israel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
A Dybbuk 2014-2015 2/8/15 Film California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Languages, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Kathy Wazana (Film Director) Screening 2014-2015 2/4/15 They Were Promised the SeaFilm The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, The UCLA Department of History
Fabrizio Lelli (University of Salento, Italy) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2014-2015 1/28/15 Jewish Refugees in ApuliaMediterranean Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Italian
Ronald Hendel (UC Berkeley) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Studies 2014-2015 1/26/15 The Book of Genesis in the Western ImaginationBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
2014-2015 1/21/15 Jewish Life in Germany Today Exhibition UCLA Hillel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Ari Babaknia (Author) The 1939 Society Seminar in Holocaust Studies 2014-2015 1/13/15 The Holocaust in FarsiHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Marina Rustow (Johns Hopkins University) 2014-2015 12/10/14 Jews and Sovereign Political Power in the Middle Ages: New Evidence from the Cairo GenizaThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Laura Rosenzweig, Caroline Luce 2014-2015 11/25/14 It Did Happen Here: Anti-Nazi Activism in Los AngelesLos Angeles Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywinsk (Director, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum) 2014-2015 11/20/14 For the Good of Tomorrow, Preserve Yesterday Memorial Museum UCLA Hillel, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Todd Presner (UCLA), David Shepard (UCLA), Yoh Kowano (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series: Book Launch 2014-2015 11/19/14 HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital HumanitiesJewish Berlin The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Digital Humanities Program, UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education, UCLA Library, The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Anat Gilboa (UCLA) 2014-2015 11/16/14 Transforming 20th Century Ashkenazic Culture into 21st Century Idioms: Israeli Art-An Intake on the Work of Marc Chagall Israeli Art California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Liana Finck (Author) Ross Book Talk in Yiddish Studies Series 2014-2015 11/13/14 A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New YorkLiterature and Language The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Ella Shohat (NYU) 2014-2015 11/3/14 The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Itineraries of Belonging Judeo-Arabic, Language and Culture The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Yuval Sinai (Bar-Ilan University/Yale) 2014-2015 10/27/14 Jewish Law in the Modern State of Israel Judaism, Israel UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Hillel Art Openings 2014-2015 10/23/14 It Started in Sighet Exhibition UCLA Hillel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Susan Slyomovics (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2014-2015 10/23/14 How to Accept German ReparationsGerman Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Anthropology's "Culture, Power, Social Change" Group
Olga Borovaya (Stanford) Maurice Amado Sephardic Studies Series 2014-2015 10/14/14 Ladino's Controversial HistorySephardic Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Center for Jewish Studies Open House 2014-2015 10/7/14 Open House Open House The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Gina Cholick Opening Reception for A Special Photographic Exhibition 2013-2104 4/24/14 The Future of Memory: The Next Generation Exhbit Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA HIllel, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Doretta & Jona Goldrich Family Foundation The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Symposium 2013-2014 03/05-06/2014 Judeo-Spanish Revitalization Symposium ucLADINO The UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Center for Student Programming, UCLA Graduate Student Association, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies
Yaakov Dweck (Princeton) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2013-2014 02/26/20214 The Messiah, the Crowd, and the CriticSephardic Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Symposium 2013-2014 12/5/14 Jewish Life in Azerbaijan Symposium UCLA Hillel The UCLA Department of Religion, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Paul Jaskot (DePaul University) The "1939" Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2013-2014 5/29/14 Mapping the Vernacular Architecture at Aushwitz: The Intersection of Culture and Genocide in the SS Ambitions for the EastHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department. of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History
Andreas Kilcher (ETH Zurich/Stanford) Ross Seminar in Yiddish Studies 2013-2014 5/27/14 Before the Law: Literature and Law according to KafkaLiterature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Michael Satlow (Brown University) 2013-2014 5/21/14 How the Bible Became Holy Bible The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Fabrizio Lelli (University of Lecce) Viterbi Scholar in Residence 2013-2014 5/21/14 Scholarly Families of Sephardic Origin in Early Renaissance Italy Workshop #3 The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Fabrizio Lelli (University of Lecce) Viterbi Scholar in Residence 2013-2014 5/20/14 Scholarly Families of Sephardic Origin in Early Renaissance Italy Workshop #2 The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Lia Brozgal (UCLA) 2013-2014 5/15/14 Against Autobiography: Albert Memmi and the Production of TheoryBook Launch The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies
Fabrizio Lelli (University of Lecce) Viterbi Scholar in Residence 2013-2014 5/13/14 Scholarly Families of Sephardic Origin in Early Renaissance Italy Workshop #1 The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
David M. Stern (Penn) 2013-2014 5/8/14 The Monk's Haggadah: The Story of a Remarkable 15th C. Illustrated Passover Haggadah from the Monastery of St. Quirinus at Tegernsee (Germany) and its Modern DiscoveryGeneral Lecture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Hillel at UCLA
Kathryn Hellerstein (Penn) Ross Seminar Series in Yiddish Studies 2013-2014 5/7/14 Yiddish Chinoiserie: China in Modernist Yiddish CultureYiddish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Julia Philips Cohen (Vanderbilt) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies/ Book Launch 2013-2014 5/6/14 Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi in Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern EraSephardic Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Rabbi Ruth Sohn 2013-2014 5/5/14 Crossing Cairo: A Jewish Woman's Encounter with Egypt Book The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Paul Ryan Opening Reception for A Special Photographic Exhibition 2013-2014 4/24/14 The Future of Memory: The Next Generation Exhibit Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA HIllel, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Doretta & Jona Goldrich Family Foundation The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Sarah Benor (Hebrew Union College) Annual Naftulin Lecture in Jewish Identity 2013-2014 4/10/14 Learning the Lingo: Language and Identity Among Newly Orthodox JewsOrthodox Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Maureen Jackson (Carleton College), Munir Beken (UCLA) Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies 2013-2014 4/3/14 Mixing Musics: Istanbul Jews and Their Sacred SongsJewish Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music
Joy Calico (Vanderbilt) Sady & Ludwig Kahn Lecture in German Jewish Studies 2013-2014 3/12/14 Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar EuropeWarsaw The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
Carlotta Ferrara Degli Uberti 2013-2014 3/11/14 Civil Marriage and Religious Laws: Italian Jews After 1866Italian Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Sarah Aroeste 2013-2014 3/5/14 Los Angeles Sephardic Music Festival: Sarah Aroeste Concert Fowler Museum, Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Herb Alpert School of Music
Anat Gilboa (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2013-2014 3/4/14 Imagining the Unimaginable: The Holocaust and its Legacy in Israeli Visual CultureIsraeli Culture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Isarel Studies, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Daniel E. Fleming (NYU) Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series 2013-2014 2/25/14 The Legacy of Israel in Judah's BibleBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Gadi Lehavi 2013-2014 2/24/14 Gadi Lehavi and Friends Concert UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz Performance at UCLA, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Dept of Ethnomusicology, Jazz Studies, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, United Synagogue Youth
Michael Berkowitz (University College London) Annual Vienna in Los Angeles Seminar Series 2013-2014 2/20/14 Alternative Vectors of Insight from Vienna: Jews and PhotographyJews and Photgraphy The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Austrian Consulate General, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Jacob Wright (Emory) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2013-2014 2/13/14 King David and the Politics of War CommemorationBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Tamara Cohn Eskenazi (HUC-JIR) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2013-2014 2/4/14 Out from the Shadows: Biblical Women in the Persian Period (6th-4th Century BCE)Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for the Study of Women, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Yona Sabar (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2013-2014 1/28/14 A New Hebrew "Israeli" Translation of the Bible? Is it Necessary? Is it Advisable?Lecture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
David C. Jacobson (Brown) The Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2013-2014 1/15/14 The Rediscovery of Repressed Past: Legends of Talmudic Rabbis as a Source of Cultural Renewal in Contemporary IsraelBible Lecture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies with support from Milt & Sheila Hyman UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Premiere Screening of a Documentary by the Wende Museum 2013-2014 12/15/13 Soviet Jews in the City of Angels: An Oral History Screening Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic
Tali Tadmor (Cal Arts) Ross Yiddish Lecture Series 2013-2014 12/8/13 Yiddish Star Tour and "Ella Fitzgeraldberg" ConcertYiddish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Yiddishkayt
2013-2014 12/8/13 Listening to the Other: Mideast Musical Dialogues Concert UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA, The UCLA Robert U. Nelson Fund Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Muslims for Progressive Values, Limmud LA, reGeneration Education, Center for the Art of Performances at UCLA, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Hillel at UCLA
Guri Schwarz (Italian Rabbinical College) The Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2013-2014 12/3/13 Anti-Zionism, Radicial Politics and Terrorism in Italy 1967-1982Mediterranean Jewish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Italian
Bo Larsson (Lund University, Sweden) 2013-2014 11/21/13 Urban Planning and the Treatment of Vanished Populations Groups: The Case of Three East European CitiesHistory The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Urban Planning, The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, The UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, The UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
Bo Larsson (Lund University, Sweden) The 1939 Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2013-2014 11/20/13 Preserving Jewish Memories and Heritage in the Urban Environment of Three Cities by the Holocaust and Forced MigrationsHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Urban Planning, The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, The UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies
Film Screening with Q&A 2013-2014 11/19/13 Crime after Crime: The Battle to Free Deborah Peagler Film Hillel at UCLA The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Dr. Emil Draitser (Hunter College, City University of New York) 2013-2014 11/14/13 Laughing All The Way to Freedom: Social Functions of Jewish Humor of Modern-Day Exodus Literature The UCLA Center for Europe and Eurasian Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Hillel of UCLA Distinguished Lecture Series 2013-2014 11/14/13 Lithuanism Jewry 1918-1940: From National Autonomy to Near Destruction Literature Hillel at UCLA The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Michael Morgan (Indiana) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2013-2014 11/7/13 Tears the Civil Servant Cannot See: Emmanuel Levinas on Ethics, Politics, and ZionismHistory The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Philosophy, UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
2013-2014 11/3/13 Inspiring Stories of Jewish Shanghai Refugees A workshop for EducatorsWorkshop The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Hillel at UCLA UCLA Confucius Institute, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Library, Facing History and Ourselves
Marc Caplan (Johns Hopkins University) Ross Seminar Series in Yiddish Studies 2013-2014 10/24/13 Education and Initiation in the Novels of the Yiddish Haskole and Islamic NegritudeYiddish Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Open House 2013-2014 10/16/13 The Center for Jewish Studies 20th Anniversary Celebration
Etgar Keret 2013-2014 10/1/13 Is Reality Overrated? A Talk & Reading with Israeli Writer Etgar Kerel Language and Literature UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Exhibition Opening Celebration 2013-2013 10/27/13 Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)Exhibition The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Hillel at UCLA UCLA Confucius Institute, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Library, Facing History and Ourselves
Kenneth Reinhard (UCLA) An Internatinational Conference 2012-2013 03/18-19/2013 Jacob and Susan Taubes and Their Circles World War 2 The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory, Zentrum fur Literatur-und Kulturforschung
Jewlia Eisenberg The Natalie Limonick Program on Jewish Civilization 2012-2013 6/4/13 The Ginzburg Geography ProjectPerformance The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA
Ben Shephard (Oxford) The "1993" Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2012-2013 5/30/13 From the Camp to the Chair: The Holocaust and PsychiatryHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The 1993 Club The UCLA Department of History
Giovanni Contini Bonacossi (Scholar) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2012-2013 5/23/13 Memories of the Tuscan Survivors of the Shoah: From the Oral Archive of Andrea DevotoHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Italian
Exhbition Opening 2012-2013 5/19/13 Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic Exhbition Autry National Center, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Historical Society of Southern California
Samuel Spinner (UCLA) Ross Seminar in Yiddish Studies 2012-2013 4/25/13 Sites of Preservation, Indices of Destruction: The First Holocaust Museums in Yiddish and German-Jewish LiteratureYiddish Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA The UCLA Department of History
Xu Xin (Nanjing University) 2012-2013 4/16/13 Chinese Attitudes Towards Jews and JudaismThe UCLA Department of History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Orit Bashkin (University of Chicago) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2012-2013 4/9/13 New Babylonians: The Farhud and Iraqi JewryIraqi Jew The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, The UCLA Department of History
Mary Gordon (Barnard College) 2012-2013 4/4/13 Simone Weil's Anti-SemitismThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Amir Eshel (Stanford) The Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2012-2013 3/7/13 FUTURITY: Contemporary Hebrew Literature and the Quest for the PastBand The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies with support from Milt & Sheila Hyman
J. Edward Wright (University of Arizona) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2012-2013 3/5/13 Ascending to Heaven: Yesterday and TodayThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Eleanor Kaufman (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2012-2013 2/27/13 Deleuze, Spinoza, and Scholastic ThoughtLecture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory
Joel Baden (Yale) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2012-2013 2/26/13 Layers and Unities in Biblical TextBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Daniel Horowitz (Author) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2012-2013 2/21/13 Think Yiddish, Dress British: Jews, Anti-Semitism, and the Ivy League Style at Yale in the 1950sThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Michael Berkowitz (University College London) 2012-2013 2/13/13 Re-Visiting "The Ringworm Affair" X-Rays and the Jewish Question in Early Israel UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of History
Dalia Kandiyoti (College of Staten Island) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2012-2013 2/11/13 Conversion and Convergence: Transcontinental Latina/o Sephardic/Muslim NarrativesThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, UCLA Department of History
Lisa Silverman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Inaguarl Seminar on Vienna in Los Angeles 2012-2013 2/4/13 Vienna's Jewish Geography: Beyond the LeopoldstadtThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History
Tammi J. Schneider (Claremont Graduate University) Buble and Its Interprerters Seminar Series 2012-2013 1/31/13 Women in the Bible: Now That We Are Out of the Garden, Where Do We Go?Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) Sady and Ludwig Kahn Lecture in German Jewish Studies 2012-2013 1/29/13 Why this New Fascination? Islam in the Modern Jewish Imagination Islam The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Department of History
Daniel Itzkovitz (Stonehill College) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2012-2013 1/24/13 Birthright Vegas: Wandering the Desert in Search of JewishnessThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
2012-2013 1/17/13 Forbidden Art: A Symposium and Exhibtion on Camp Art from the Collections of the Aushwitz MemorialSymposium & Exhbition The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The 1939 Club Consulate General in Los Angeles, German Consulate General in Los Angeles, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Department of History, Exhibition: The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Polish Mission
Daniel Green (Newberry Library, Chicago) Naftulin Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity 2012-2013 12/6/12 The Jewish Origins of Cultural PluralismThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Library, The UCLA Department of History
Dr. Karen Wilson (UCLA) 2012-2013 12/5/12 Mapping Jewish LA The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Library
Saba Soomekh (Loyola Marymount University) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2012-2013 11/29/12 From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish WomenEthnographic Portrait The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Department of Sociology
Jennifer Glaser (U of Cincinnati) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2012-2013 11/27/12 The Color of Marriage: Jews, Race, and Intermarriage in AmericaThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, UCLA Dept of English
Lihong Song (Nanjing University) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2012-2013 11/15/12 Chinese and Western Perspectives on the Jewish Community of Kaifeng: Towards a Fusion of HorizonsThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Confucius Institute, The UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Culture, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA East Asian Library
Lihong Song (Nanjing University) faculty/Student Seminar Series 2012-2013 11/14/12 Jewish Studies in China: The New FrontierThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Confucius Institute, The UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Culture, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA East Asian Library
Film Screening 2012-2013 11/8/12 Bulgaria and the Holocaust: The Fragility of GoodnessFilm Screening The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The 1939 Club, Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel Bulgarian Jeiwsh Heritage Allegiance pf America, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music
Steven Zipperstein (Stanford) faculty/Student Seminar Series 2012-2013 10/30/12 Kishinev's Pogrom in Mythology and History: The Transmutation of the 1903 Riot in Hebrew Poetry, Jewish Politics, and the Protocols of the Elders in ZionThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, The UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Soraya Nazarian, Shelley Gazin, Jessica Shokrian, Krista Nassi, Tess Halavy 2012-2013 10/25/12 What Remains: The Iranian Jewish Experience in LA Satelite Show Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel The UCLA Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Iranian Jewish Women's Organization, Janis and Avi Rojany
Fay Garajower (Artist) An Exhibit Opening 2012-2013 10/25/12 Where the Past Meets the Future: The Art of Fay Growjer Exhibit Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Gil Cohen-Magen (Photographer) 2012-2013 10/24/12 Hasidic Courts: A Talk with Photographer Gil Cohen-Magen UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
A Colloquim 2012-2013 10/22/12 Authoritative Traditions and Ritual Power in the Ancient World Colloquim UCLA Center for the Study of Religion The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Classics
Exhibition Opening Celebration 2012-2013 10/21/12 Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews Exhibition Opening Celebration UCLA Fowler Museum The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Willi Goetschel (University of Toronto) 2012-2013 10/17/12 After Secularization: Configurations of the Post-Secular in Goether, Heine, and Spinioza The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
John Connelly (UC Berkeley) 2012-2013 10/11/12 From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933-1965 UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Matthias B. Lehmann (UC Irvine) Maurice Amado Seminar Sephardic Studies 2012-2013 10/10/12 Sephardic Philanthropy and the Origins of a Modern Jewish Nation The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Open House 2012-2013 10/3/12 Jewish Studies Open House The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Susan Slyomovics (UCLA) & Sarah A. Stein (UCLA) Conference 2011-2012 10/23-24/2011 New Approaches to Algerian Jewish Studies Conference UCLA G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, UCLA International Institute
Maryann M. Shenoda (UCLA) Colloquim 2011-2012 10/2-3/2011 Non-Muslim Communities in Fatimid Egypt: The Dhimmi Experience, Islamization, and Negotiating Power The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, The UCLA Center for Medieveal and Renaissance Studies, UCLA Andrew Mellon Fund, Humanities Division, The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Mauirce Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, UCLA Graduate Division
Todd S. Presner (UCLA), Claudio Fogu (UCSB), Wulf Kansteiner (SUNY, Binghamton) 2011-2012 04/22-23/2012 History Unlimited: Probing the Ethics of Holocaust CultureConference The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UC Humanities Research Institute, The "1939" Club The UCLA Department of History
Maurice Samuels (Yale) 2011-2012 03/6-7/2012 UCLA Mellon Postdoctoral Program "Cultures in Transnational Perspective", The UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Carol Bakhos (UCLA), Jack Wertheimer (JTS) 2011-2012 02/12-13/2012 Looking for Judaism in [Un]conventional PlacesConference The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion IDP
Cecile E. Kuznitz (Bard) Ross Lecture in Yiddish Studies 2011-2012 5/30/12 YIVO and the Making of Modern Yiddish ScholarshipYiddish The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Symposium 2011-2012 5/20/12 Beyond Alliances: The Jewish Role in Reshaping the Racial Landscape of Southern California Symposium The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts of UCLA Hillel
Robert Cohen (Middlebury) Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identitiy 2011-2012 5/2/12 Living, Loving, Temple-Going: A Jewish American Writer Wrestles with his HyphenThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Andrew Berns (UPenn/UCLA) Viterbi Seminar in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2011-2012 4/25/12 "Impossible to Deny": Terrestrial Paradise and Jewish Thought of the Italian RenaissanceRenaissance Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies, UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, UCLA Study of Religion Program, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Exhibition 2011-2012 4/18/12 Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photography of Jewish Partisan Faye Shulman Exhibit Opening Dortort Center for Creatviity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The "1939" Club
Deborah Achtenberg (University of Nevada, Reno) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2011-2012 4/18/12 Derrida between Moses and ElijahThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature, UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory
Na'ama Rokem (University of Chicago) The Arnold Band Distinguishede Lecture in Jewish Studies 2011-2012 3/15/12 Yehuda Amichai and Paul Celan: An Encounter Between German and HebrewThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Walter Arlen (Composer & Music Critic), Neal Stulberg (UCLA) Natalie Limonick Symposium on Jewish Civilization 2011-2012 3/12/12 Walter Arlen: A Life in MusicMusic The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Music, Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA,
Marci Shore (Yale) 2011-2012 3/8/12 The Taste of Ashes: Hauntedness after Communism in Eastern Europe UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Timothy Snyder (Yale) The "1939" Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2011-2012 3/5/12 Bloodlands: The Holocaust as European HistoryHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The "1939" Club The UCLA Department of History, The UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages. UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies
David Vanderhooft (Boston College) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2011-2012 3/1/12 Interpreting the Prophetic Tradition: The Book of HabakkukBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA Study of Religion Program
Ra'anan Boustan (UCLA), David N. Myers (UCLA), Scott Young (UCLA) The Mae and Morris Gelb Forum 2011-2012 2/26/12 Does Religion Serve the Public Good? A Forum on Faith, Justice, and the Academy Forum The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, University Religious Conference at UCLA, Myers-Gelb Families
David N. Myers (UCLA), Gabriel Piterberg (UCLA), Aron Rodrigue (Stanford), Sarah A. Stein (UCLA) Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies 2011-2012 2/22/12 A Jewish Voice from Ottoman Salonica: The Ladino Memoir of A'adi Besalel A-LeviBook Launch The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History
Ishay Rosen Zvi (Tel Aviv University) 2011-2012 2/21/12 The Birth of the "Goy" in Rabbinic Literature The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Irvin Ungar (Curator) A Sympsoium and Exhibition 2011-2012 2/9/12 Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur SzykExhibit The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel, The "1939" Club
Mark Leuchter (Temple University) Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series 2011-2012 2/7/12 The Lost Tribes of Israel: History, Myth and MisperceptionBible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The UCLA Study of Religion and Program, The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Anthony Grafton (Princeton) and David B. Ruderman (University of Pennsylvania) Viterbi Lectures in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2011-2012 2/2/12 Cross-Cultural Dialogues in Early Modern Europe: A Textual SeminarSeminar The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of History, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies
Eric Rentschler (Harvard) Sady and Ludwig Kahn Lecture in German Jewish Studies 2011-2012 1/19/12 Haunted by Hitler: A Fascination RevisitedThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
Giulia Sissa (UCLA), Todd Presner (UCLA) Symposium 2011-2012 11/17/11 Italy Made! Passions and ProjectsSymposium The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Italian Institute of Human Sciences, (SUM and Fondazione SUM) Italian Culturual Institute in Los Angeles, Network of Italian Scholars Abroad (NISA), The UCLA Department of Italian, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Marc Hirshman (Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2011-2012 11/15/11 Law and the Origins of EducationThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Study of Religion Program
Neil W. Netanel (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2011-2012 11/10/11 From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright since the Birth of Print The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA School of Law
Screening 2011-2012 11/9/11 Screening of Between Two Worlds Screening Hillel at UCLA The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of History
Alan Rosen (Yad Vashem) "1939" Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2011-2012 11/3/11 Killing Time, Saving Time: Calendars and the Holocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The "1939" Club
Shelley Salamensky (UCLA) CEES Faculty Lecture Series 2011-2012 11/3/11 Jewish Culture without Jews? Public Memory and 'Diaspora Disneys' in East-Central Europe, Eurasia, and Spain Lecture UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Michael Cohen (Photographer) Exhibit 2011-2012 10/26/11 Orthodox in Israel An Exhbit Opening Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Zev Garber (Los Angeles Valley College) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2011-2012 10/10/11 That Jesus CoverThe UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Open House 2011-2012 10/4/11 Jewish Studies Open House Open House
The CMRS Ahmanson Conference 2010-2011 11/18-19/2010 Leone Ebreo and His Times Conference The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies UCLA Vice Chancellor of Research, the Humanities Division of the UCLA College of L&S, and The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Maurice Amado Workshop in Sephardic Studies 2010-2011 04/04-05/2011 Crossing Borders: New Approaches to Modern Judeo-Spanish (Sephardic) CulturesWorkshop
David N. Myers (UCLA), Arieh Saposnik (UCLA) An International Symposium 2010-2011 01/30-31/2011 Rethinking the History of Jewish NationalismSymposium The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Susan Miller (UC Davis) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2010-2011 5/24/11 Between Memory and Extinction: The Moroccan Jewish Quarter in the Twentieth CenturySephardic Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Carol Bakhos (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 5/19/11 What’s Abrahamic about Judaism, Christianity and Islam?The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Francesco Spagnolo (UC Berkeley) Viterbi Lectures in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2010-2011 5/17/11 Italian Synagogue Music and the Politics of (Ritual) IdentityLiterature/Musical The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Bruce Philips (Hebrew Union College), Karen Wilson (UCLA) A Symposium 2010-2011 5/15/11 Los Angeles Jews of Yesterday and Today Symposium USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American LIfe and the Autry National Center
Aomar Boum (University of Arizona) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2010-2011 5/12/11 Pledging Water: Qais, Jews and Water Ownership in Southern Moroccan OasisLecture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Nahid Pirnazar (UCLA) 2010-2011 4/28/11 Zionism in Iran: A Historical Perspective UCLA Program in Iranian Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Poopa Dweck (Author) Series on 'Jews and Food' 2010-2011 4/14/11 Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian JewsSephardic Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies and the UCLA Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Ghislane Lydon (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 4/12/11 Partners in Profit: The Legal and Practical Implications of Muslim-Jewish Collaborations in Trans-Saharan TradeHistory The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Joelle Bahloul (Indiana University) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2010-2011 3/10/11 Narrating Migration around the Table: The Frenchification of North African Jewish PalatesNorth African Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Joshua Schreier (Vassar College) Book Discussion 2010-2011 3/8/11 Arabs of the Jewish Faith: The Civilizing Mission in Colonial Algeria (Jewish Cultures of the World)Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Jonathan P. Decter (Brandeis University) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2010-2011 2/28/11 Representing Jewish Legitimacy in the Medieval MediterraneanMedieval Mediterranean The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Ayala Fader (Fordham University) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 2/24/11 What do Middle-Aged Orthodox Jewish Women Want? Self-help Audiocassettes, Language, and EthicsLiterature and Language The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Joy & Jerry Monkrash Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Yair Lorberbaum (Bar Ilan University) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 2/17/11 Two Concepts of 'The Decree of the Scripture' (Gezerat Ha-Katuv): A Chapter in Maimonides' Philosophy of Law and HalakahLecture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Joy & Jerry Monkrash Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Gil Atzmon (Yeshiva University) 2010-2011 2/15/11 Jews and Genes: The Jewish Genome in the Genomic EraLecture UCLA Center for Society and Genetics
Mimi Sheraton (Author, Food Critic) Series on 'Jews and Food' 2010-2011 2/10/11 Not by Bialys Alone: Iconic Foods of Ashkenazic JewsCulture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, and the UCLA Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Avinoam J. Patt (University of Hartford) 1939 Club Seminar in Holocaust Studies 2010-2011 2/7/11 From Destruction to Rebirth: The Holocaust and the Creation of the State of Israel, a ReassessmentHolocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Ari Y. Kelman (UC Davis) Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity 2010-2011 1/27/11 The Politics of Sentimentality: On Fiddler, Film, Photography, and PhilanthropyLecture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
David M. Stern (University of Pennsylvania) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 1/24/11 Reading the Whole Jewish Book: Some Methodological ReflectionsLiterature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Annie Cohen-Solal (NYU) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2010-2011 1/20/11 Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo CastelliHistory The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Eleanor Kaufman (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 1/18/11 Jewish Apostasy from Paul to Simone WeilLiterature/History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, and The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Arthur Green (Hebrew College, Boston) 2010-2011 1/13/11 TBA
Chana Bloch (Poet/Scholar), Chana Kronfeld (UC Berkeley) 2010-2011 1/11/11 The Poetics and Politics of Translation on 'Hovering at a Low Altitude': The Collected Poetry of Dahlia RavikovitchLiterature/Poetry Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Alan Mintz (Jewish Theological Seminary) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 1/10/11 To the End of the LandSeminar Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
2010-2011 1/9/11 Celebrating Sutzkever Poetry Sigi Ziering Institute-Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at American Jewish University, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Marilyn Ziering, Lou Colen, and Leonard Nimoy
Vincent Brook (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 12/2/10 Driven to Darkness: Jewish Émigré Directors and the Rise of Film NoirFilm, German Jewish Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Lev Hakak (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 11/30/10 Modern Hebrew Creativity in Babylon, 1735-1950Modern Hebrew, Literature Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Moshe Idel (Hebrew University), Fabrizio Lelli (University of Salento) Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2010-2011 11/17/10 Kabbalah in Italy: Past and PresentMedieval, History The UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Susan Derwin (UC Santa Barbara) 1939 Club Seminar in Holocaust Studies 2010-2011 11/15/10 Imre Kertesz's Art of HealingLiterature NEH Jewish Civilization Endowment
Albert Baumgarten (Bar Ilan University) 2010-2011 11/10/10 Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jews, A Twentieth Century Tale History, Culture NEH Jewish Civilization Endowment The UCLA Center for Study of Religion
Renata Stih (Artist), Frieder Schnock (Artist) 2010-2011 11/9/10 Artists at Work: The New Berlin Goethe-Institute Los Angeles, the UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, and Villa Aurora
Shulamit Volkov (Tel Aviv University) Inaugral Sady and Ludwig Kahn Lecture in German Jewish Studies 2010-2011 11/8/10 Walther Rathenau: The Dangers of Race Theory German Jewish
David Engel (NYU) The Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies and the 1939 Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2010-2011 11/4/10 A Moment in Time: Understanding the Holocaust in the Context of Jewish History Holocaust Sheila & Milton Hyman and The ''1939'' Club
Yona Sabar (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar Series 2010-2011 10/28/10 From 'Death' to 'Beauty': Fascinating Etymologies of Hebrew Words Language Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the Michael & Irene Ross Fund
Jonathan Gold (Food Critic, LA Weekly) Series on 'Jews and Food' 2010-2011 10/21/10 Counter Intelligence: Searching out the Real Los Angeles The UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Spehardic Studies and the UCLA Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Marc Baer (UC Irvine) 2010-2011 10/18/10 Sexual Politics and Legal Culture in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire Culture The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Anna Sapir Abulafia (University of Cambridge) Viterbi Seminar in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2010-2011 10/12/10 Who Serves Whom in Medieval Jewish-Christian Relations? Medieval Jewish The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, the UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, The UCLA Department of History, and The UCLA Department for Spanish & Portuguese
David Abulafia (Cambridge University) 2010-2011 10/11/10 Writing the History of the Mediterranean Mediterranean The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
2010-2011 10/5/10 Jewish Studies Open House Open House The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Tzvi Abasch (Brandon University) Faculty/student Seminar 2009-2010 TBA The Biblical Account of Origins: Its Meaning and Composition Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The NEH Jewish Civilization Endowment The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
2009-2010 10/25-26/2009 The Myth of Silence? Who Spoke about the Holocaust and when Holocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the “1939” Club
2009-2010 04/07-08/2010 Recovered Voices: Staging Suppressed Opera of the Early 20th Centurty Opera, Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The OREL Foundation, the “1939” Club, and the Natalie Limonick Endowment in Jewish Civilization
2009-2010 03/14-18/2010 Los Angeles Jews of Yesterday and Today Los Angeles Jews, American Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
2009-2010 02/07-08/2010 Aesthetics After the Holocaust Holocaust, History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the “1939” Club
Barbara Epstein (UCSC), Maurice Zeitlin (UCLA) The "1939" Club Series in Holocaust Studies 2009-2010 5/26/10 The Minsk Ghetto during World War II: Resistance and inter-Ethnic Solidarity Holocaust, World War II The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Sociology
Alex Jassen (University of Minnesota) 2009-2010 5/13/10 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Halakhah (Jewish Law) Halakhah, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The Templeton Foundation, The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Seth Schwartz (Columbia University) A Book Discussion 2009-2010 5/11/10 Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? Reciprocity and Solidarity in Ancient Judaism Mediterranean, Judaism The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Aviva Ben-Ur (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2009-2010 5/6/10 Commotion in the Colony: Being Black and Jewish in Surname African American Jews The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Reuven Firestone (Hebrew Union College) Series on the Bible through the Ages 2009-2010 5/3/10 Holy War in Judaism and Islam Islam, Judaism, History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund The UCLA Center for the Study Religion
James Kugel (Bar Ilan University) Series on the Bible through the Ages 2009-2010 4/29/10 How to Read the Bible: Fact, Fiction, History? Bible, History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion and Hillel at UCLA
Abigail Green (University of Oxford) Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2009-2010 4/27/10 Moses Montettare: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Aryeh Cohen (American Jewish University) Faculty/ Student Seminar 2009-2010 4/21/10 The Gender of Shabbat Tradition, Jewish Women The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund The UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Hillel at UCLA
Jewish Culture Salon In conjunction with the exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center 2009-2010 4/14/10 The Art of Jewish Illustration Art The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The Skirball Cultural Center and the Charles E. Young Library, Department of Special Collections
Ted Merwin (Dickinson College) 2009-2010 3/16/10 Homeland for the Jewish Soul: The Jewish Deli in America American Jews, Diaspora The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Sergio DellaPergola (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2009-2010 3/10/10 The Jews of Italy's Response to Challenge: Past, Present and Future Italian Jews
Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth University) 2009-2010 3/8/10 The Seder that would have been: Martin Luther King Jr. , Abraham Jashua Heschel and Passover History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the Progressive Jewish Alliance
Frances Malino (Wellesley College) Maurice Amada Seminar in Sephardic Studies 2009-2010 3/3/10 Jewish Sisters in Muslim Lands: The Teachers of the Alliance Israellite Universelle Islam, Judaism The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Herbert Davidson (UCLA) Faculty/Student Seminar 2009-2010 3/2/10 Title TBA The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Language & Culture
Michael Rothberg (University of Illinois) 2009-2010 3/1/10 Multidirectional Memory and the Question of Justice Lecture The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American and World Culture and The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Aaron Hass (Cal State, Dominguez Hills) 2009-2010 2/23/10 What Do We Really Know about the Holocaust? Holocaust, History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the “1939” Club
Stephen Garfinkel (Jewish Theological Seminary) Series on the Bible through the Ages 2009-2010 2/18/10 Prophet or God: The Role of Moses in the Hebrew Bible Hebrew Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Michael Marrus (Massey College in the University of Toronto) 2009-2010 2/16/10 Some Measure of Justice: The Holocaust Era Restitution Holocaust, History The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American and World Culture and the “1939” Club
Rossella Pescatori (El Camino College) 2009-2010 2/10/10 Roots of Kabbalah in the Renaissance: The Cases of Leone Ebreo and Francesco Zorzi Jewish Mysticism The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Simha Goldin (Tel Aviv University) 2009-2010 2/9/10 Means of Remembering and Commemoration in Medieval Jewish Communities: The Role of Liturgical Poetry and the Commentaries on it Poetry, Literature The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
David Biale (UC Davis) 2009-2010 2/4/10 Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought Traditions The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund
Josh Kun (USC) The Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity 2009-2010 2/1/10 The Legacy of Able The Fishman: Unmasking the Archives of Jewish-American Music Jewish-American Music The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Walid Saleh (University of Toronto) Series on the Bible through the Ages 2009-2010 1/28/10 Islam and the Bible Islam, Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, the Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Marianna Birnbaum (UCLA) 2009-2010 1/27/10 The Fuggers, Hans Dernschwam, and Gracia Mendes the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Leora Batnitzky (Princeton) Faculty/student Seminar 2009-2010 1/26/10 Jesus in Modern Jewish Thought Christianity, Judaism The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund The UCLA Center for the study of Religion
Joel Kaminsky (Smith College) Series on the Bible through the Ages 2009-2010 1/21/10 Does God Play Favorites?: The Idea of the Chosen in the Hebrew Bible Hebrew Bible The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, Hillel at UCLA
Peter Manseau (Author) A Celebration of Jewish Book Month 2009-2010 12/13/09 Love, Lies and Poetry in Translation: A Lapsed Catholic Shares the Joys of Yiddish Literature Yiddish, Literature Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture
Paul Dry Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies 2009-2010 12/2/09 The Parnas: A Scene from the Holocaust in Italy Holocaust, Italy The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The “1939” Club, The UCLA Department of English, The UCLA Department of Italian
Lev Hakak (UCLA) 2009-2010 11/19/09 Lecture and Film Screening of Amos Oz's "My Michael" Film The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Laurel Leff (Northeastern University) 2009-2010 11/12/09 "Well Worth Saving": How American Universities Selected Faculty Fleeing Nazi-Era Europe Nazi-Europe, America The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture
Symposium on the 150th Anniversary of Sholom Aleichem 2009-2010 11/8/09 Sholem Aleichem at 150: Celebrating the Yiddish Comic Master Music, Opera The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture
Saul Friedlander (UCLA) The "1939" Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies 2009-2010 11/5/09 Pius XII and the Holocaust: Some Further Reflections Holocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture and the UCLA Department of History
Ariel Sabar (Author) 2009-2010 11/3/09 Paradise Lost and Found Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and Hillel at UCLA
Shimon Redlich (Author) 2009-2010 10/28/09 Autobiography in Context: Returning to the Holocaust and Post-Holocaust Years Literature, Holocaust The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, The Joy & Jerry Monkarsh Family Fund and the UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture
Richard Kalmin (Jewish Theological Seminary), Jason Mokhtarian (UCLA) 2009-2010 10/22/09 The Talmud in its Iranian Setting Iranian, History, Literature The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, the NEH Jewish Civilization Endowment The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Raymond P. Scheindlin (Jewish Theological Seminary) Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2009-2010 10/22/09 Judah Halevi, Pilgrim and Poet Poetry, Judaism The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Sheila and Milton Hyman
Jewish Studies Open House 2009-2010 10/13/09 Jewish Studies Open House Leve Center