Upcoming Events

Spring 2020

February 12, 2020, 7-9pm

Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Brandeis University

We invite you for a film screening of "Next Year in Argentina", introduced by Jonathan Sarna, Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and followed by a panel discussion including Raanan Rein, Elías Sourasky Professor of Latin American and Spanish History and Vice President of Tel Aviv University; Tali Flomenhoft, Associate Director of Parent and Family Giving at Brandeis University; Adrián Krupnik, postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University and the University of Potsdam and a Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Summer Institute fellow. The speakers will examine Argentinian Jewry and the subject of return migration.

The panel will be moderated by Dalia Wassner, Director of the Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute of Brandeis University. 

Cosponsored by The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, The HBI Project in Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies (LAJGS), and The National Center for Jewish Film 

Latina Jews Crafting Bridges

Feb. 27, 2020
6-8 p.m.
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL

Join us for a conversation with Aileen Josephs ’86, Rosa Lowinger ’78 and Dalia Wassner as they engage the many ways Latina Jews are impacting America in the fields of law, architecture, art and academia. The conversation will focus on boundaries and borders, activism through entrepreneurship and preserving the past for a viable future.

RSVP by Feb 20: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1614/index.aspx?sid=1614&gid=1&pgid=4303&cid=7235

Aileen (Walborsky) Josephs ’86 is an immigration attorney in Palm Beach County and served as the honorary consul of Guatemala from 2007-2017. She holds a BA from Brandeis University and a law degree from Boston College. She runs workshops with the Guatemalan diaspora to promote transnational projects for development and is a co-chair of Florida Voices for Immigration Reform.

Rosa Lowinger ’78 is an art conservator and author of “Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub” (2005) and the play “The Encanto File” (1991). She co-curated the exhibition “Promising Paradise” (2016) at the Wolfsonian-FIU. She holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MA from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts.

Dalia Wassner PhD is the director of Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies, a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute project of Brandeis University. She is a historian of Latin American Jewry and writes on cultural connections between Jews and other minorities involved in processes of national democratization.

Admission is complimentary and this event is open to the public.

The event is co-sponsored by Brandeis Alumni Club of South Florida and HBI's Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies.

Kugel con Frijoles
March 19, 2020
12-1:30 p.m.  
Lown 315, Brandeis University

Speaker: Laura Limonic

Join us for a talk by sociologist Laura Limonic on her recent book, Kugel and Frijoles, which offers new insight into the diversity of Latinos in the USA today, the incorporation of contemporary Jewish immigrants in American life, and the effect of U.S. ethno-racial structures for immigrant assimilation.

Co-sponsored by IBS, NEJS, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies

Braided Memories with Marjorie Agosin
May 1, 2020
12-1:30 p.m.
Schusterman Reading Room, 3rd Floor of Mandel, Brandeis University

Poet and scholar Marjorie Agosín explores the connection between post-Holocaust memory, space, and time in her latest work Braided Memories. Please join us for a reading and conversation about the emotional, literary, and visual  iterations of loss and reclaimed identity in post-Holocaust Latin American feminist literature.

Part of the 2020 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts at Brandeis University