Upcoming Events

Meet NEJS Undergraduate Departmental Representatives, Joey & Leah at Cafe NEJS!

Cafe NEJS Open House

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:30 to 1:50 pm
Lown 315


Inequality in the Study of Antiquity:
Elisha and the Ambivalent Power of the Prophetic Body

Lecture by Rhiannon Graybill
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Program Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Thursday, October 26, 2017Rhiannon Graybill photo
 3:30 to 4:50 pm
Mandel Center for the Humanities, G12

All are welcome.


Co-sponsored by Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and its graduate program in Bible and Ancient Near East, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a generous grant from the Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programming.

My First SONY:  A One Man Show (in Hebrew)
Performed by Roy Horovitz

My First SONY, A One-Man Play

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Usdan Levin Ballroom
Refreshments at 6:30


Co-sponsored by the Brandeis Hebrew Program and the Israeli Consulate, the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

The 54th Annual Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture

Matchmaking and Medieval Family Dynamics:
Did Parents Ever Have the Final Word?

Elisheva Baumgarten
Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Monday, October 30, 2017
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University Library

Free and open to the public
Reception to follow

For more information, contact:  tauber@brandeis.edu or
call 781-736-2125 or 781-736-2950.

For directions:  www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/directions.html


Sponsored by:
The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry; Hadassah-Brandeis Institute; The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies with the support of the Valya and Robert Shapiro Endowment

How do Race, Ethnicity, and Religion Intersect with Sexual Violence?

How do race, ethnicity, and religion intersect with sexual violence flyer?

Free and open to the public. 

To register and for directions to Brandeis:

Friday, November 3, 2017
12 - 2 pm
Reception following
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University

Presenters include:

Welcome by Lisa M. Lynch
Moderator:  ChaeRan Freeze
Presenters:  Angele Frederick Amar,
Bernadette Brooten, and
Sarah Deer

Sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and the Provost's Diversity Fund.

Co-sponsors:  African and Afro-American Studies, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Counseling Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, Health Center, Health, Science, Society and Policy, Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Peace, Conflict and Co-existence Studies, Pre-Health Advising, Public Safety, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Save the date! 

NEJS Art Night with Joey & Leah, UDRs
Thursday, November 9, 2017
7 to 8:30pm
Place TBD
Free refreshments!  Relaxing collage art!

Alfred L. Ivry:  Luncheon Seminar
Maimonides' "Guide of the Perplexed":  A Philosophical Guide

Professor emeritus in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University shares the publication of his new book.

Book Cover by Alfred IvryThursday, November 16, 2017
12 noon to 1:30pm
Lown 315

Sponsored by the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. A light kosher lunch will be served.


A Tomb with a View:  What can we learn about death in the Hebrew Bible from the Silwan Necropolis in Jerusalem?

Lecture open to all

Matthew Suriano, Assistant Professor
University of Maryland

New research sheds light on complex issues of death and memory in Biblical literature.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
3:30 to 4:50 pm
Mandel G12

Offered in NEJS 114a, Death, Memorial, and Immortality in Biblical Literature with Professor Vayntrub.

Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Martin Weiner Fund