Past Events

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "Deli Man" (Erik Anjou, 2014, 92 min, USA, in English, Color, Blu-Ray) / "Deli Man" is a documentary about the American deli. It is also the story of Jews - their immigration, migration, upward mobility, and western assimilation. New York may always be the most populous,... Read More »
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Divinity School Alumni Commons Room
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is proud to announce that Gabriel Meyer Halevy, son of human rights activist, Marshall Meyer, will be performing at Duke on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00PM in Langford 152, the Alumni Memorial Commons Room in the Duke Divinity School. Playing with Gabriel is... Read More »
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Abraham Joshua Heschel grew up in Poland, began his career in Germany, and became one of the most influential Jewish theologians of the 20th century in the United States. Heschel dedicated his life to the study of traditional Jewish sources and the application of those sources to the situations... Read More »
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 4:15pm
The Department of Classical Studies, the Center for Late Ancient Studies, the Graduate Program in Religion, and the Divinity School at Duke University are pleased to present "Cultural Self-Definition on the Road to India: the Acts of Thomas and the Life of Apollonius" by Dr. Kendra Eshleman... Read More »
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Anat Hoffman comes to Duke to discuss the most recent developments on Women and the Kotel. Hofffman is an Israeli activist and serves as Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center, also known as IRAC, and is the director and a founding member of Neshot HaKotel, also known as... Read More »
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:20am
Westbrook 0015
Artist Debra Band return to Duke for a lunchtime seminar on Illustrating the Bible. Debra Band's work in Hebrew illuminated manuscripts draws upon her love of both the manuscript arts, and Jewish tradition and learning. She holds BA Honours in History from Concordia University in Montreal and... Read More »
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:30pm
Westbrook 0013
The New Testament/ Judaic Studies Colloquium welcomes Philip Alexander, who will give a talk on "Narrative and Counternarrative: The Jewish Anti-Gospel (the Toledot Yeshu) and the Christian Gospels." Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University of... Read More »
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
Sanford Fleishman Commons
The Rudnick lecture presents Robert Satloff, executive director of The Washington Institute. In that capacity, he oversees all Institute operations and leads the organization's unparalleled team of Middle East scholars, experts and policy practitioners. He also holds the Institute's Howard P.... Read More »
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 11:00am
Gray 230
Aaron Gross, Professor of Theology and Religion Studies at the University of San Diego, comes to Duke to discuss his most recent book on kosher slaughter and the role of the animal in religious discussion. Professor Gross makes a powerful case for elevating the category of the animal in the... Read More »
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
"47 Years of Documentation" -- A talk/visual presentation by Israeli documentary filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz: Celebrated Israeli filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz ("The Law in These Parts") comes to do Duke to give an archival presentation, "47 years of Documentation." This event/talk is... Read More »