Past Events

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
Westbrook 0014
Jewish Life at Duke, the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and Hillel International are happy to present Ari Shavit, author of critically-acclaimed, New York Times bestseller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. An outspoken columnist for Haaretz, Israel's newspaper of record, and... Read More »
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:00pm
Bryan Center Von Canon Rooms
Assi Azar is a popular, openly gay Israeli television personality. He's known for his work in several popular Israeli TV programs including The Show, Good Evening with Guy Pines, and The Champion: Locker Room. He currently co-hosts Big Brother - Israel with Erez Tal and tours internationally... Read More »
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:00am
Gray 230
Nir Avieli,lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben Gurion University, gives a lunch seminar on "BBQ, Israeli Independence Day and the Politics of Power." Nir Avieli is the author of "Rice Talks: Food and Community in a Vietnamese Town," explores the importance of... Read More »
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:00pm
Please join us for a symposium featuring the research of our graduate students in Jewish Studies. These students have been awarded fellowships, or summer stipends, that honor the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area... Read More »
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
Westbrook 0016
In this two-part series, we explore leadership and clerical communities. This panel discussion will be moderated by Hayim Herring, who recently edited a book "Keeping Faith in Rabbis," and will feature Professors Barak Richman, Laura Lieber and our new Hillel Rabbi Elana Friedman. The panel... Read More »
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center 240
North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar (formerly the Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar), welcomes Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University. Professor Cohen will give a thorough review of the "Parting of the Ways" theory between Jews and Christians... Read More »
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
Smith Warehouse Building
Mahdi Sabbagh, M.Arch of Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners presents a lecture entitled "The Architecture of the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood" on Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30pm-9:00pm in Smith Warehouse Room A290 Bay 9.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the Duke Law School are proud to present a discussion by Professor Neil Siegel on the constitutional debate over state prohibitions on same-sex marriage. He will suggest that the debate is, at bottom, one about the authority of tradition - not whether... Read More »
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Write Down, I Am an Arab" (Ibtisam Mara'Ana Menuhin, 2014, 73 min, Palestine/Israel, in Arabic w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD). / "Write Down, I am an Arab" tells the story of Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet and one of the most influential writers of the Arab... Read More »
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:00am
LOCATION: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, TRIBBLE HALL, DETAMBLE AUDITORIUM Europe confronts nowadays the imperative of accommodating minorities ambivalent about integration into the "national culture." The Roma provide a unique opportunity to understand Europe's dilemmas. More than two decades after... Read More »