2018-2019 Events

NCJF Annual Film Festival

May 7, 2019

Historical epics, contemporary indies, and a restored classic are among the films that explore Jewish history, family, and cultural identity in the National Center for Jewish Film’s Annual Film Festival, running May 7-19 at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Arabic Hafla

April 17, 2019

Arabic music, food, dessert, skits, much more!

Sponsored by the Arabic Program at Brandeis

Lecture: Sexualized Violence in Modern Hebrew Literature and Israeli Culture

April 11, 2019

2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecture by Ilana Szobel

Sponsored by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

April 10, 2019

Words and Artifacts: Treasures of a Cuban-Jewish Exile
Ruth Behar, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Lecture, book-signing, reception.  Piano accompaniment by Jan Zimmerman. 

Ruth Behar, a Cuban-Jewish anthropologist and the first Latina MacArthur Fellow, shows how culture is both an artifact of history and a vehicle of ongoing memory.  Join us for a reading of her latest book of poetry, Everything I Kept/Todo lo que quarde.

Sponsored by HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies, the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Brandeis Alumni Association, Brandeis International Business School, and Brandeis Latin American & Latino Studies Program.

Cafe NEJS Open House

April 2, 2019

Undergraduate students are invited to enjoy a casual, Kosher lunch with your NEJS faculty and UDRs.  Fall 2019 course information will be available.

Dror Keren , Actor, Playwright and Director

March 25, 2019

Presenting a lecture entitled "What is Home?"

All are welcome!

Sponsored by CGES, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Department of Theater Arts and the Hebrew Program.

Udi Mokady, Chairman and CEO of CyberArc

March 18, 2019

Udi Mokady, a pioneer in the Privileged Account Security software field lectures in Hebrew in HBRW 124a: Hebrew for Business: Doing Business in Start-up Nation with Professor Sara Hascal.

Sponsored by the Hebrew Program.

I Love Study Abroad Week: January 22 - 25, 2019

January 22, 2019

First Annual Study Abroad Week---a whole week to research, apply, and get excited for a semester, year, or summer abroad! Join one or more of 11 events hosted during the week!

A Painful Hope

January 25, 2019

Roots:  A local Palestinian Israeli initiative for understanding, nonviolence, and transformation.

Hanan Schlesinger, an Orthodox Rabbi and passionate Zionest settler, and Palestinian Shadi Abu Awwad, the architect and coordinator of the Roots youth movement, share their personal stories and how they are working together to build a better future for their peoples through Roots/Shorashim/Judur.

Sponsored by Brandeis Hillel.

Imagination, Theolatry, and the Compulsion to Worship the Invisible

January 15, 2019

Lecture by Elliot Wolfson.

Professor Wolfson received his PhD from Brandeis in 1986 and is currently the Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Sponsored by the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies,the Mandel Center for the Humanities, the Department of English, the Program in Religious Studies, and the History of Ideas Program.

55th Annual Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture

November 8, 2018

Rights and Nationhood from 1948 to the Present

Lecture by Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History, Yale University

Sponsored by the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry with the support of the Valya and Robert Shapiro Endowment and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Arabic Calligraphy Night

November 8, 2018

The Arabic Language Program invites you to enjoy Middle Eastern refreshments and desserts at 5:30 p.m. and meet guest calligrapher, Hajj Wafaa.

Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Arabic Language Program.

Hebrew Language and Arts Week

October 15, 2018

Offered the week of October 15, 2018

Join us for a week of amazing performances by international Israeli artists starting October 15, 2018.  Note events are in Hebrew and/or English.  All are welcome.

Sponsored by: Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, NEJS, Consulate General of Israel to New England, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, CGES, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Hillel at Brandeis, Department of Theater Arts

Tevya (1939) Film in Yiddish with English Subtitles

October 11, 2018

The original, non-musical film version of the book which inspired "Fiddler on the Roof."

Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Yiddish Program.

Justice is Spiritual: Interrogating Spiritual Activism in Black Lesbian Religious Leadership

October 8, 2018

Guest lecture by Monique Moultrie, Georgia State University

Moultrie has recently published Passionate and Pious:  Religious Media and Black Women's Sexuality (2017)

Offered by The Program in Religious Studies and the Kraft Hiatt Fund; co-sponsored by Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion