Bennett Center for Judaic Studies Announces Spring Schedule
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Bennett Center for Judaic Studies Announces Spring Schedule

Fairfield University’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies will begin its spring 2016 season on Thursday, February 4.  The spring series includes a lecture by Dr. Dovid Katz, a renowned Lithuanian-based Yiddish scholar, author, educator, and cultural historian.

In addition, Israeli journalist and columnist Dr. Teddy Weinberger will speak about his personal experiences living in Israel, and Stefanie Koren, a Holocaust survivor, will discuss her experiences escaping the Warsaw Ghetto and her participation in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies was founded in 1994 with the goal of enriching the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual life of the Fairfield community through lectures and programs. Dr. Ellen M. Umansky has served as the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies at Fairfield and the director of the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies since the center’s inception. 

The public is invited to attend the spring lecture series from the Bennett Center.  All events are free and open to the public.  Since seating is limited, please call the Bennett Center to reserve your seats at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

The schedule for the spring lectures is:

“Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in Poland”

Dr. Glenn Dynner, author and Professor of Jewish Studies, Sarah Lawrence College

Thursday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.

Dolan School of Business Dining Room

 

“Living in the Occupied Territories: A Liberal Academic Wrestles with ‘Israeliness,’ Jewishness and Nationalism”

Dr. Teddy Weinberger, Israeli journalist and columnist on life in Israel

Tuesday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.    

Dolan School of Business Dining Room  

 

10th Annual Lecture in Jewish and Christian Engagement

“Gospel Dynamics: When the Jewish Jesus Isn’t Enough”

Dr. Michael J. Cook, Sol & Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Professor of Intertestamental & Early Christian Literatures, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati

Co-sponsored by The Center for Catholic Studies

Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Dolan School of Business Dining Room

 

Inaugural Diane Feigenson Lecture in Jewish Literature

“Exotic Exploits and Contentious Chapters in Modern Yiddish Literature”      

Dr. Dovid Katz, Lithuanian-based Yiddish scholar, author, educator, and cultural historian

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.

Quick Center for the Arts

 

Carl and Dorothy Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies

“Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, author and former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth

Monday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Quick Center for the Arts

 

Holocaust Remembrance Service

Featured speaker: Stefanie Koren who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and participated in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, led by the Polish resistance

Wednesday, April 20, 4:30 p.m.

Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry

Visit www.fairfield.edu/bennett for more information.

 

 

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