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Annual Lecture Series


Annual Lecture Series

"Here and Now" - Fall 2022

Lecture Series Poster

Speaker: Rachel B. Gross
Title: “Feeling Jewish: Nostalgia and American Jewish Religion"
Date: 10/20/22
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Place: Zoom webinar
Speaker: Jeffrey Shandler (Rutgers University)
Title: “Beyond the Mother Tongue: Learning Yiddish in America”
Date: 11/3/22
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Place: Zoom webinar
Speaker: Anita Norich (University of Michigan) & Jessica Kirzane (University of Chicago)
Title: “Translating From Yiddish to English: Reclaiming Women's Voices”
Date: 11/14/22
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Place: Zoom webinar
Speaker: Ilana Trachtman (Award-Winning Documentarian and TV Producer)
Title: “Film Screening and Director Q&A: Ilana Trachtman, Praying with Lior (2008)"
Date: 12/3/22
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Place: Password-protect film screening and Zoom webinar

"Jewish Orthodoxy Today" - Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Lecture Series Flyer

Films: Fill the Void (2012) and The Wedding Plan (2016) (To be accessed on Amazon Prime)
Speaker: Karen Skinazi (University of Bristol)
Title: “Headscarves and Hashtags: Orthodox Jewish Women Represent Themselves"
Date: 1/29/23
Time: 12:00pm
Place: Zoom webinar (
Speaker: Rama Burshtein (Film Director)
Title: “Making Movies About Orthodox Jews"
Date: 2/5/23
Time: 11:30am
Place: Zoom webinar (
Speaker: Nora Rubel (University of Rochester)
Title: “Too Jewish? Imagining the Ultra-Orthodox and America"
Date: 2/19/23
Time: 5:00pm
Place: Zoom webinar (
Speaker: Zalmen S. Newfield (City University of New York)
Title: “Leaving the Hasidic Community: Reality Versus Popular Culture"
Date: 2/27/23
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Zoom webinar (
Other Lectures - Spring 2023
Speaker: Jeremy Popkin
Title: “Zelda Popkin: The Life and Times of an American Jewish Woman Writer"
Date: 2/13/23
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington, KY)
Speaker: Henry Fetter
Title: "The First Jewish Justice: Anti-Semitism and the Nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the Supreme Court"
Date: 3/20/23
Time: 7:00pm
Event Poster
Speaker: Luckens Prize Lecturer
Title: TBA
Date and Title: TBD
Place: Zoom webinar