Upcoming Events


What Isn't Jewish Comics?

Book cover: American Comics, Literary Theory and Religion by A. David Lewis Lecture by A. David Lewis, PhD

Monday, March 30th
1 - 2 pm
Lown 301

A. David Lewis is a national lecturer and writer on Comics Studies, a Faculty Associate at MCPHS University, and an award-winning graphic novelist. A 1999 graduate from Brandeis, he holds an MA in English Literature from Georgetown University and a PhD in Religion and Literature from Boston University. Dr. Lewis is a founding member of Sacred and Sequential (www.sacredandsequential.org) and on the Executive Board of the Comics Studies Society. Learn more about his research and publications at www.CaptionBox.net.

Lecture being held in NEJS 176b:  Jewish Graphic Novels class with i Professor Ellen Kellman.  All are welcome to attend.

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

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Reception for Antony Polonsky

Tuesday, March 31
Professor Antony Polonsky5 - 6 pm
Lown 315

Please join us to thank Professor Antony Polonsky for his many years of service to Brandeis University and to wish him all the best in retirement!

RSVP by March 25: 
Email or call 781-736-2950.

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Sponsored by theTauber Institute for the  Study of European Jewry, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

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Guest Lecture!
Dr. Karen R. McGinity

Thursday, April 2
2 - 3:20 pm
Mandel G11

Dr. McGinity will be speaking on "Married Out Yet Still Jewish: Intermarriage, Gender, and American History". The lecture will take place in NEJS 161b American Jewish Family Matters

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Wonton More NEJS Courses?  Open House!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5 - 6 pm
Lown 315

Peking at fall 2015 courses!

Wok on over and meet our Professors and UDRs!

Kosher Taam China refreshments!

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PhD Dissertation Defense
Emily Sigalow

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
2 - 4 pm
Lown 315

Emily will be defending her dissertation entitled "The JUBUs:  The Encounter between Judaism and Buddhism in America"

All are welcome!

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PhD Dissertation Defense
Bronson Brown-deVost

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
10:30 - 12 pm
Mandel Center for the Humanities
Conference Room 328

Bronson will be defending his dissertation entitled "Commentary and Authority in Mesopotamia and Qumran"

All are welcome!

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Guest Lecture!
Professor Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
3 - 4:30 pm
Lown 315

Join Professor Sidnie White Crawfard for a lecture on "The Text of the Torah as Found in the Dead Sea Scrolls". The Lecture will take place in Professor David Wright's class, NEJS 119a The Torah: Composition and Interpretation.

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Farewell to Professor Marc Brettler!

Tuesday, April 21 at 5 pm

After more than 3 decades, Marc Brettler, Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies, will be leaving Brandeis University.  Please join us at 5 pm to celebrate his devoted service, prolific scholarship, and years of teaching excellence as he departs.  To  be held in the Faculty Club; specific room to be announced.  Refreshments will be served.  All faculty, students, alumni, colleagues are welcome!