2009 - 2010 Events

April 28, 2010 Jewish Studies Student Recognition Event 7 p.m.| University Club | Tempe campus of Arizona State University

April 14, 2010 Etgar Keret, bestselling Israeli author and filmmaker

“On the Art of Writing and Filmmaking in Contemporary Israel: From the Bizarre to the Surreal" 1:30 p.m. | Virginia G. Piper Writers House | Tempe campus of Arizona State University

"The Challenges of Writing and Filmmaking in Israel Today" 7:30 p.m. | Temple Chai | 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix

March 9, 2010 Jeremy Benstein, Ph.D. Educational/Fellowship Director of Abraham Joshua Heschel Center foe Environmental Learning and Leadership

“Environmentalism between the Personal and the Political: Religious Language in the Public Sphere” 10:30 a.m. | GIOS, Room 481 | Tempe campus (SW corner of University Dr/College Ave - look for the wind turbines on the roof)

“Environmental Challences & Opportunities: the View from Israel” 7 p.m. | Temple Chai | 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix Co-sponsored by The Global Institute of Stustainability and Institute for Humanities Research

February 25, 2010 "Drugs and Religious Experience" Dr. Alon Segev, University of Cologne 4-6 p.m. | ASU Bookstore West campus of Arizona State University Free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies

February 15, 2010 "The Politics of Knowledge: Israel Studies, Jewish Studies and Academia" and "Jewish Origins of the Israeli Army" lecture followed by reception and book signing Derek Penslar, University of Toronto Albert & Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence Lectures
November 10, 2009 "The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe" Film and discussion commemorating the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht For hundreds of years, the Jews of Eastern European rural communities built their houses of worship from wood. Narrated by Theodore Bikel, this award-winning film tells the story of those synagogues, the life that surrounded them before World War II and their fate in the past 50 years. co-sponsored by: Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies
November 8, 2009 "On the Cutting Edge - Today's Jewish Woman: Back by Popular Demand" Jewish Women’s Symposium Returning for its 5th year and featuring favorite speakers from previous years. Co-sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education, Brandeis National Committee, Hadassah Valley of the Sun, Jewish Studies at ASU, National Council of Jewish Women, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, Womens Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
October 6, 2009 Author Reading with Doron Rabinovici Readings will be in German, followed by discussion in English co-sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures
October 6, 2009 "Jewish Youth in Germany Today: A Multi-Media Project" Andreas Bechtold, Hochschule Konstanz
October 5, 2009 Public Keynote Lecture “The Big Void: In Search of Jewish Culture in Post-War Germany” Michael Brenner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München