Past Events

Film Screening: “Little White Lie”


Northeastern University and the Jewish Women’s Archive co-sponsor Lacey Schwartz’s fascinating documentary about race, identity, and family narratives at the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Meet the Author: Sarah Wildman


Join Sarah Wildman for a discussion of her book Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind. Wildman writes of discovering her grandfather’s letters to woman named Valy in WWII Vienna, the woman her grandmother referred to as his true love. Fascinated by Valy and her story Wildman takes off to discover what happened to Valy and reexamines a story she was told all her life.



A Lecture by Alex Cicelsky Director of Research & Development Center for Creative Ecology Kibbutz Lotan

Dialogue to Israel Info Session!


Please join us for an information session with Prof. Lori Lefkovitz and former students to learn more about the Dialogue of Civilizations program to Israel in Summer II 2015!

On the Jewish Media


The 2014 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Event. A panel discussion moderated by Brooke Gladstone, host of NPR’s On the Media, and featuring Jane Eisner of the Forward; Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times, and Dina Kraft of the Northeastern School of Journalism.

Israel: Our Stories


Date: April 3, 2014 Time: 11:45am-1:25pm Location: 458 Richards Hall Ashraf Hussein, Brandeis University ’13, is an Israeli Arab.  Chen Arad, a junior at Brandeis, is an Israeli Jew.  Recipients of the Slifka and Malkin Scholarships for Jewish-Arab Co-existence, they will share their personal stories growing up as a Palestinian and a Jew in Israel….
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Town Hall Boston: A Discussion on Israel and American Jews


Date: April 1, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Blackman Auditorium Featuring The Ruderman Fellows delegation of Israeli members of Knesset, representing the diversity and richness of Israeli society with political views from right to left. Register here. Head of Delegation: MK Dr. Nahman Shai (Labor) MK Dr. Shimon Ohayon (Likud-Yisrael Beitenu) MK Shulamit Mualem Rephaeli (Habayit Hayehudi)…
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The Remarkable Unfinished Exodus of the Ethiopian Jews


Date: March 24, 2014 Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m. Location: 335 Shillman Hall Len Lyons presents the dramatic, astonishing, and inspiring story of of the Ethiopian Jews who emerged out of the ancient Aksumite Empire about two thousand years ago. He explains the surprising and tenacious commitment to the Torah among the Beta Israel of Ethiopia through centuries…
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Bill Giessen Film Series


Date: March 20, 2014 Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Amílcar Cabral Center John D. O’Bryant African American Institute 40 Leon Street The Rape of Europa With remarks by Gerry Herman Hors d’oeuvres will be served during the film.