Upcoming Events

The HBI Artist Exhibition is available online. Visit our exhibition page to view a slideshow of Ich Bin Di Sitra Achra (I Am the Other).

View our past events page to watch recorded events. 

Virtual Events

September 21, 2020

12:30-1:30 pm EDT

HBI Seminar Series

Bat-Sheva Margalit Stern, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent a day prior to the seminar via email.

September 23, 2020

3:00-4:00 pm EDT

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent a day prior to the seminar via email.

For those seeking to connect more deeply with their Judaism, and for all those in search of a contemplative approach to these challenging times, poet and scholar Marcia Falk reads from and comments on her groundbreaking book, which re-creates prayers and rituals from a meditative, inclusive perspective.

To purchase an autographed copy of the book ahead of time, please email Marcia Falk with "Purchase Days Between" in the subject line.

October 8, 2020

12:30-1:30 pm EDT

HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent a day prior to the seminar via email.

During Sukkot and Latinx Heritage month, join HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies and Jewtina y Co., for a panel discussion on contemporary Jewish Latinx migration in the context of race, gender, and legality. We will host a conversation with Alma Hernandez, the Jewish, Latina, feminist, pro-Israel Arizona State Representative and Elías Rosenfeld ’20, Brandeis alum, Dreamer and activist.

Co-Sponsored by Jewtina y Co., Brandeis Alumni Association, and the Latin America Initiative, International Business School

Studio Israel: Conversation Series

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 
Thursday, April 8, 2021 

9:00 am-10:00 am EDT

Registration link forthcoming.

A pilot partnership between HBI, the Jewish Arts Collaborative, the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and chaired by artist Caron Tabb, this group will bring together leaders across artforms and backgrounds to understand how Israeli art represents the swath of cultural opportunities and challenges that face Israel currently. With a focus on female artists of diverse Israeli backgrounds, we’ll dive deep into what Israel is today.

Series made possible with generous support from CJP Arts & Culture.

Questions? Email Amy Powell.

Monologues from the Makom

October 19, 2020

5:00-6:00 pm EDT

More information forthcoming

October 20, 2020

8:00-9:00 pm EDT

HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Register online

Poet and scholar Marjorie Agosín and photographer Samuel Shats explore the truth that lies in fragmented memories, the legacy of refugees defined by truncated pasts, and the power of art as a vehicle for healing across generations. Join us for a multimedia presentation and panel discussion about the emotional, literary, and visual iterations of loss and reclaimed identity in post-Holocaust Latin American feminist literature.

Panelists:

  • Marjorie Agosín, Ph.D. Professor of Spanish, Wellesley College
  • Samuel Shats, Photographer
  • Elizabeth Bradfield, M.F.A. Associate Professor of the Practice of English and Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program
  • María Durán, Ph.D. Florence Levy Kay Fellow in U.S. Latinx Cultural Studies

Moderator:

Dalia Wassner, Ph.D. Director, HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Co-sponsors:

Brandeis Family Focus; Brandeis Alumni Association; Brandeis Creative Writing Program; Latin America Initiative, Brandeis International Business SchoolBrandeis Gender and Sexuality Center; Wellesley Spanish Department; Museo Interactivo Judío de Chile; J-Lats Princeton; Red LAES

October 26, 2020

12:30-1:30 pm EDT

HBI Seminar Series

Sarah Swartz, HBI Research Associate

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent a day prior to the seminar via email.

November 9, 2020

12:30-1:30 pm EDT

HBI Seminar Series

Jodi Eichler-Levine, Lehigh University

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent a day prior to the seminar via email.

November 16, 2020

12:30-1:30 pm EDT

HBI Seminar Series

Elazar Ben-Lulu, The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania & Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Discussant: Professor Shirley Idelson, director of Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent a day prior to the seminar via email.

Diane Markowicz Memorial Lecture

November 18, 2020

Rachel Adler

More information forthcoming.

November 30, 2020

12:30-1:30 pm EDT

HBI Seminar Series

Bindu Malieckal, Saint Anselm College

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent a day prior to the seminar via email.

December 2, 2020

2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT

Interweaving the story of Esther and Vashti with those of two other women: Lily, a 40-something wife and mother in contemporary Brooklyn, and Vee, a young senator’s wife in Watergate-era Washington, The Book of V. is a meditation on female power and powerlessness.

Join HBI and Anna Solomon as we discuss this engrossing tale and how women’s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years.

$18 suggested gift. Please register for this event.