Upcoming Events

2020-2021

Kugel and Frijoles: Latinx Jews in the United States

February 10, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, EDT

HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent at least 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Join LAJGS for a conversation with Laura Limonic on her award-winning book, Kugel and Frijoles (2019), which offers new insights into the diversity of Jews and Latino/as in the United States. We will engage the context of Latinx Jews among contemporary immigrants in the United States today, and the effect of U.S. ethno-racial structures on immigrant assimilation.

Laura LimonicPh.D. Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York is author of Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States, recipient of Latin American Studies Association Best Book Award (2020).  

Respondent: Raquel Magidin de Kramer, Ph.D. Associate Research Scientist at the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University.

Moderated by Dalia Wassner, Ph.D. Director, HBI Project in Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Co-sponsors: Brandeis International Business School Latin America Initiative, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Brandeis Alumni Association

February 12, 2021

Friday, February 12th at 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Moderator:

Kathy Peiss, University of Pennsylvania

Discussants:

Gill Frank, University of Virgina

Rachel Kranson, Univeristy of Pittsburgh

Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University

The latest issue of American Jewish History asks: What differences have Jews and Judaism made in the history of American sexuality? How has sexuality shaped the history of American Jews and Judaism?

Set the mood for your Valentine's Day weekend by joing us for a virtual conversation that will celebrate the publication of this special issue, and consider all that we stand to learn by sexing American Jewish history.

Registration required

Israel Opportunities Fair

February 17, 2021

6-7:30pm on Zoom

This fair will be a time for all Brandeis students to learn about how they can get involved with Israel at Brandeis. We will have representatives from various trips to Israel, campus departments and centers, all different Israel clubs on campus and fellowships/ internships! You will hear from students about how their experiences were and how you can get involved. You will learn about various opportunities to learn about the different cultures, politics, geography, activism themes in Israel. This fair is open to all undergraduate students on campus, regardless of religious affiliations. Brandeis Hillel hopes to see you there!
All students who attend get a FREE Israeli themed goodie bag!

February 22, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, EDT

HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent at least 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Join LAJGS for a mediated conversation between Edith Scott Saavedra, author of The Lamps of Albarracín (2019), and Spanish historians Lucía Conte Aguilar and Miguel Angel Motis, as they discuss the feminist experience of the Inquisition and end of Iberian Jewry, as well as the revival of Spain’s Jewish heritage in the present day. 

Moderated by Dalia Wassner, Ph.D. Director, HBI Project in Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Panelists: 

  • Edith Scott Saavedra, author of the historical novel The Lamps of Albarracin/Los Candiles de Albarracin (2019).
  • Lucía Conte Aguilar, Ph.D., lecturer at the Humanities Department and the Hispanic and European Studies Program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. 
  • Miguel Ángel Motis Dolader, Ph.D. Professor of Communications and Social Sciences, University of San Jorge de Zaragoza and author of Vivencias, emociones y perfiles femeninos. Judeoconversas e inquisición en Aragón en el siglo XV (2020). 

Co-sponsors: Brandeis Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Latin American and Latino Studies

March 11, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, EDT

HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent at least 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Ron Duncan Hart, anthropologist and author of Crypto-Jews: The Long Journey (2020), and Mary Morris, author of Gateway to the Moon (2018), will engage contemporary cultural and political ramifications of the historic crypto-Jewish presence in the Americas. The event will also feature a complimentary private link to the movie A Long Journey by Isaac Artenstein for those registered.

Panelists:

  • Ron Duncan Hart, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist, author and filmmaker. He is the author of numerous books, most recently Crypto-Jews: The Long Journey (2020).
  • Mary Morris, author of author of Gateway to the Moon (2019), was awarded the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters for Vanishing Animals & Other Stories. Her many novels and story collections have been translated into Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish and Japanese. 

Co-sponsors: Brandeis Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies