Past Events

Fighting for Refugee Physicians


Date: Thursday February 17, 2011 Time: 2:50-4:30 PM Location: 162 Meserve Prof. Laurel Leff, “Fighting for Refugee Physicians: A Doctor Group’s Battle Against Prejudice and Protectionism in the 1930’s Medical Community” (part of Jewish Studies Faculty Seminar series)

Spring Israeli Film Series Part 1


Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: 325 Shillman Part one of the Spring Israeli Film Series, Ushpizin will be screened from 6:00-8:00 pm in 325 Shillman. The first film made by members of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community in collaboration with secular filmmakers provides a touching and unique look at the daily lives…
Read more »

Sacrifice and Self Fulfillment


Date: Thursday March 24, 2011 Time: 2:50-4:30 Location: 162 Meserve Dr. Sarina Chen, “Sacrifice and Self Fulfillment: A visual interpretation in the prayer books of contemporary Jewish zealots in Israel” (part of Jewish Studies Faculty Seminar series)

Feminism and Contemporary Post-Holocaust Narratives


Date: Wednesday April 6, 2011 Time: 12:00-1:30 Location: TBA Panel discussion on Feminism and Contemporary Post-Holocaust Narratives, in honor of Dr. Debra Kaufman. Participants: Dr. Janet Jacobs, Dr. Debra Kaufman, and Prof. Laurel Leff. Moderated by Dr. Lori Lefkovitz. Reception to follow.

Spring Israeli Film Series Part 2


Date: Thursday April 7, 2011 Time: 2:50-4:30 pm Location: 325 Shillman Part two of the Spring Israeli Film Series, Someone to Run With will be screened in . Two young people are on very different missions on the backstreets of Jerusalem in this gritty drama. Seventeen-year-old Assaf is given a seemingly impossible task- finding the…
Read more »

Middle East Harmonies


Date: Sunday April 10, 2011 Time: 2 PM Location: Sanders Theater, Cambridge “Middle East Harmonies: A Musical Dialogue between Israeli and Arab Cultures,” Performed by the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Prof. Josh Jacobson, Artistic Director.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

04/14/2011 - 07/17/2011

Date: April 14, 2011 – July 17, 2011 Location: Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library Website: Northeastern University Jewish Studies Program partners with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to present “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” an exhibit at Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library, April 14, 2011 – July 17, 2011.

Cabaret Performance


Date: Sunday May 1, 2011 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Fenway Center Lynn Torgove, 2010-2011 Gideon Klein Scholar, presents a cabaret performance focusing on women’s lives in Ravensbrück