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Upcoming Events


Knocking at Our Hearts

Sunday, September 8, 2019 

1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St.,
Brookline, MA

Mayyim Hayyim and Kavod (a lay-led Jewish community focused on social justice) present the 5th annual High Holiday program: Knocking at Our Hearts.

More information available here.

 

She Can Do Anything: Jewish Life in the Post Soviet States

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rapaporte Treasure Hall Goldfarb Library

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

More information available here.

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HBI Lunchtime Lectures 

Unless otherwise noted, the lectures meet from 12:30 to 2pm in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at HBI. A kosher lunch will be provided. RSVP link forthcoming.

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 HBI Research Awards

Apply by Monday, September 16th

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Rosalie Katchen Travel Grant

Apply by Wednesday, September 18th

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HBI Undergraduate Grant in Jewish Gender Studies

Apply by Friday, November 22nd

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Knocking at Our Hearts

Sunday, September 8, 2019 

1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St.,
Brookline, MA

Mayyim Hayyim and Kavod (a lay-led Jewish community focused on social justice) present the 5th annual High Holiday program: Knocking at Our Hearts.

Prepare your whole self – body and soul – for the holidays with the power and joy of communal song.

This year, our teacher will be singer/composer/scholar, Galeet Dardashti, who will offer two workshops focusing on Sephardi and Mizrahi music.

Schedule:
12:30-1:00 – Registration and arrival
1:00-2:30   – Sephardi/Mizrahi Sacred Songs for the High Holidays
2:30-3:15   – Snack/Shmooze
3:15-4:45   – Small Group Workshop: Integrating Sephardi/Mizrahi Songs in our Communities

More information here.


She Can Do Anything: Jewish Life in the Post Soviet States

October 23, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rapaporte Treasure Hall Goldfarb Library

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Join us in celebrating the groundbreaking work of Project Kesher and the gift of its archives to Brandeis University. Brandeis’s Archives & Special Collections is home to significant holdings on Jewish feminism and the Project Kesher materials are an enriching and important addition to this repository.

“She can do anything!” has become the slogan and motto for Project Kesher leaders in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus as they have rebuilt Jewish life and blazed the trail for a feminist movement in their countries. On October 23, 2019, Project Kesher U.S. founders, long-time supporters, and academic experts will tell the story of the global sisterhood that supported the emergence of women as the leaders of Jewish community and civil life in the post-Soviet states. 

Founder Sallie E. Gratch will be joined by Project Kesher Ukraine Director Vlada Nedak to link the history to the present work and vision of the future. Later in the day, a panel of academic experts will provide the historical context and lay out pathways for future researchers using the Project Kesher archival collection now housed at Brandeis.  

RSVP Here.


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