Past Events

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Film Screening: "From Swastika to Jim Crow" (Lori Cheatle, Martin D. Toub, 2000, 60 min, USA, in English, B&W, DVD) / "From Swastika to Jim Crow" is a fascinating and moving one-hour documentary that tells the previously untold story of the many German Jewish professors who, expelled from... Read More »
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. were confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and distrust of foreigners. Many secured jobs at historically African American colleges in the South, where they formed lasting relationships with their students and... Read More »
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Gray 229 (York Reading Room)
Duke welcomes back Michael Marmur, Jack, Joshua and Morton Mandel Provost at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion; and Arnold Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, in a compelling symposium on the legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose archives recently... Read More »
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Alon Confino grew up in Jerusalem and was educated at Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley. As a historian he has written on how modern people imagine the world with a particular attention to the topics of memory, culture, and nationhood. He is especially interested in crafting different... Read More »
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
College students today live in a society highly influenced by what they watch, listen to, read and stream. Join us in a conversation about the role of the media within our larger debates of identity on our college campuses and in our country. "Untitled Identity in the Media" is an annual... Read More »
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
Languages 207
Lucy Aharish, Israeli Arab journalist, invites you to an honest and open dialogue about daily life in Israeli society. Lucy's lecture is built upon her experience as a journalist for i24 News and Channel 2 News in Israel. As an Arab Israeli, Lucy stands, both personally and professionally, at... Read More »
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "Kisses to the Children" (Vassilis Loules, 2012, 115 min, Greece, in Greek w/ English subtitles, Color/B&W, DVD) / Five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation, five "Hidden Children" who lived in total silence, tell their... Read More »
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 »