Upcoming Events

American Jews and Israel: Daniel Gordis and Jonathan Sarna in Conversation

October 3, 2019

5:30 - 7:00 PM
Brandeis University,
Mandel Center for the Humanities,
3rd Floor Reading Room
   
Join us for a discussion with Daniel Gordis and Jonathan D. Sarna on American Jews and Israel, following the publication of Dr. Gordis' new book We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel and Dr. Sarna's American Judaism: A History (2nd edition).

 

The books We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel by Daniel Gordis and American Judaism: A History by Jonathan D. Sarna will be available for sale.

Not Your Toy: Israel-Europe Relations through the Lenses of the Eurovision Song Contest

October 10, 2019

5:30 - 7:00 PM
Brandeis University,
Mandel Center for the Humanities,
3rd Floor Reading Room
   

Why does Israel participate in a European song contest, and what this does contest say about how Israel and Europe relate to each other?  How can popular culture inform how we study international relations? Come join Dr. Shayna Weiss, our associate director, in conversation with Paul Jordan, aka Dr. Eurovision, and Dr. Hankus Netsky, the co-chair of Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory to learn why this contest is crucial for understanding both Israel and Europe today. 

Conversation with Ayelet Tsabari

October 29, 2019

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Brandeis University,
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Library
 
 
A talk by award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari, following the publication of her newest book The Art of Leaving.
Cosponsored by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.

Past Events

Recent events have included talks by former MK, Dr. Rachel Adatto; presentations by Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant recipients; a book launch by Francine Klagsbrun; and our annual conference featuring Rivka Carmi and Ambassador Daniel Shapiro.