Upcoming Events



The Days Between: New Blessings for the Season of Renewal

A talk and book launch by author Marcia Falk


Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Marcia Falk, poet, translator, and author of the acclaimed Book of Blessings, will read and discuss selections from The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season, her new book of liturgy for the High Holiday season.

A limited number of Marcia Falk's book will be available for sale at the price of $18.00 per book.  We are not able to accept credit/debit cards.  Please bring cash (exact change appreciated) and checks made payable to HBI.

Brandeis University
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library
415 South St., Waltham

For more information, email hbi@brandeis.edu or call  781-736-2064.

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Dessert reception, RSVP recommended but not required.


Helen Gartner Hammer Scholar-in-Residence Ofra Greenberg's Lecture

"Women's Time: Being a Women in Prison in Israel"

The life cycle of a woman is partly determined by her biological traits. These have social implications that are manifested in the prison. Motherhood is the most visible and central of characteristics in the prison. Israeli-Jewish culture intensifies the expression of this dimension and brings staff and inmates close together.
This research is based on re-analysis of field notes taken forty years ago from a different theoretical perspective.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

WSRC Lecture Hall, Brandeis University


The 5th Annual Diane (Dina) Markowicz Memorial Lecture

"Good Morning Heartache: International Law and the Global Challenges Facing Women"

Presentation by Fareda Banda, SOAS London

Sunday, November 9, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Brandeis University
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library
415 South St., Waltham

R.S.V.P. here


HBI Co-sponsors "The Return"

Boston Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7 p.m.

Boston ICA
100 Northern Ave., Boston
Watch the trailer
Tickets go on sale Monday, September 22