events

past events

Fall 2015 Events

•Thursday, October 29, 5 pm: Anat Gilboa (Visiting Professor, UCLA), “Representations of Jewish Women in Israeli Film: Gender, Religion, and the State in Israel,” Library 2206. Parking Code: 337605.

•Friday, October 30, 5:30 pm: Jewish Studies and Cineculture Film Series present Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel, 2014) – Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building). Comment by Anat Gilboa. Parking is free at the venue.

Gett poster Hart Book Cover

•Thursday, November 12, 5 pm: Bradley Hart, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications & Journalism, Fresno State, talks about his new book, George Pitt-Rivers and the Nazis, Social Sciences 105. Parking Code: 337603.

•Friday, December 4, 5:30 pm: Jewish Studies and Cineculture Film Series present A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did (UK, 2015) – Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building). Comment TBA. Parking is free at the venue.

Spring 2015 Events
Tuesday, March 10, 6 pm, Madden Library 3212. A screening of Black Swan with comment by Hannah Schwadron, Ph.D. (Dance History, Florida State University),“Jewish Swans in American Film: Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, and Natalie Portman.” Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Certificate Program and the Jewish Studies Association. A Women's History Month Event.

StreisandNatalie Portman


Wednesday, February 18, 6-8 pm, PHS 102. Tony Michels, George L. Mosse Associate Professor of American Jewish History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "From Visibility to Invisibility and Back: Jews in American Film." Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Certificate Program and the Jewish Studies Association.

Theda BaraPaul Newman

Fall 2014 Events
Thursday December 4, 4 pm, FFS 213. Michelle Denbeste, Ph.D. (Fresno State), “Birobidzhan: The Soviet Zion.” Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Association and Phi Alpha Theta.

Birobidzhan poster

Thursday, November 20, 4 pm FFS 213. Melissa Jordine, Ph.D. (Fresno State), "The Transformation of Society and the Persecution of the Jews in Germany, 1933-1938." Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Association and Phi Alpha Theta.

nazis standing before a sign

Friday, Sept. 26, 5:30 pm, Cineculture co-sponsored screening of Dancing in Jaffa, Peter’s Education Center Auditorium (west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building). Over a ten-week period, Pierre Dulaine teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film demonstrates the powerful role that the arts, and dance in particular, can play in enabling children to overcome prejudice and build strong personal ties with one another. Discussant: director Hilla Medalia.

Friday, Sept. 19, 5:30 pm, Cineculture co-sponsored screening of Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, Peter’s Education Center Auditorium (west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building). Albie Sachs, a Jewish South African who fought against apartheid and was disabled by a car bomb, lived to help create the post-apartheid government. Discussant: director Abby Ginzburg.

Friday, Aug. 29, 5:30 pm, Cineculture co-sponsored screening of Besa,Peter’s Education Center Auditorium (west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building). Amazing and beautifully told account of the Albanian Muslims who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Discussant: Besa producer/editor Christine Romero.