Upcoming Events

Helen Gartner Hammer Memorial Lecture

Join us as we acknowledge the generous gift from the Phyllis and Michael (z"l) Hammer Fund to establish the Helen Gartner Hammer scholars-in-residence in memory of Michael’s mother.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Missing Half of the Jewish Bookshelf: Israeli Women Writing Midrash—A New Sacred Literature
Tamar Biala, Helen Gartner Hammer Scholar-in-Residence, Fall 2013

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Faculty Club Main Dining Room
Brandeis University

Free and open to the public.

RSVP to hbi@brandeis.edu.


Under Color

Monday, 03/17/2014 - Friday, 04/11/2014:

Artist Jeanne Williamson's Residency at HBI

Monday, 04/14/2014 - Thursday, 05/22/2014:
Chuppot exhibition on display

Opening Reception: April 23, 5-7 pm

Artist’s Workshop: Wednesday, April 30, 12-2 pm  

Williamson will lead a workshop in printing on fabric.  Drop in at any time during the session to engage in a hands-on experience.  


Wednesday, May 7


Gallery talk by Williamson, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
“A Sheltering Place: Tradition and Innovation in the Chuppah/Jewish Wedding Canopy,” Penina Adelman, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 15, 2:30 p.m.
“A Chuppah – Beyond the Four Poles,” Lior Kagan

All events will be held at the WSRC and are free and open to the public.

The 2014 Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) Artist-in-Residence program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Arnee and Walter Winshall and Carol Spinner at Avoda Arts.



Kniznick Gallery
Women's Studies Research Center
Brandeis University