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2017
All events are Free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

"Close Encounters: Yiddish-Speaking Expats and Refugees in Poland and Germany After World War II", October 12 at 1:00 pm–2:00 pm, Turlington 3312.
Center for Euopean Studies Lunchtime Symposium by Dr. Jack Kugelmass, Director and Melton Legislative Professor, Center for Jewish Studies. Lunch will be provided.

"America’s and Europe’s New Jews", a talk by Cynthia Baker on Thursday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm in the Smathers Library Judaica Suite.
The word Jew has evoked a wide range of images and meanings over time, and it continues to do so today. In recent years, the phrase “new Jews” has been used in public discourse as a kind of critical lens through which to interpret issues related to justice, equity, and the politics of identity. An exploration of how this phrase is invoked, and in what contexts, can reveal much about the persistent and changing connotations of Jew, as well as about diverse cultural dynamics in the United States and the European Union.

Cynthia Baker is Chair of the Religious Studies Department at Bates College in Maine. She is the author of Jew, a new volume in Rutgers University Press’s Key Words in Jewish Studies series and the subject of the latest Marginalia Forum hosted by the Los Angeles Review of Books.

  • Made possible through the support of the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies, and the Samuel R. “Bud” Shorstein Professorship. Co-sponsored by the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, and the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida.
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