"The Kabbalistic Friendships of Giacomo Casanova" a talk by Pawel Maciejko-Milano. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7pm in Smathers Library (Library East) Conference Room 100.

"The American Jewish community: Current Pictures, Future Possibilities", a talk by Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz. Monday, October 20 at 7pm in the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.
The Pew Research Center’s 2013 Survey of U.S. Jews has sparked widespread discussion about the current state of the American Jewish community and its future direction. The survey’s results paint a picture of a diverse community, with alternative signs of continuing cohesion, assimilation and division. Given today’s patterns, what might the future look like? Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, Senior Research Director at The Jewish Federations of North America and an advisor to the Pew Research Center on the study, will present an overview of the survey’s findings on the current state of American Jewry and discuss possible future trajectories of the U.S. Jewish community.

  • Made possible through the “Bud” Shorstein Professorship and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.
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"A Window on Warsaw: Integration and Its Obstacles in Poland after the Holocaust" a talk by Karen Auerbach. Sunday, October 26 at 4 pm, The Judaica Suite, 2nd floor, Grand Reading Room, Smathers Library at the University of Florida.
Assistant professor of history and Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow in the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Auerbach is the author of The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust (2013). The integration of surviving Jews and obstacles to this process are rooted in the relationship between state and society in postwar Poland as well as longer-term factors in Polish-Jewish relations before and during World War II. Through a focus on ten Jewish families in an apartment building in postwar Warsaw, this talk explores how these contradictory forces of integration, on one hand, and anti-Semitism and emigration, on the other, coexisted and interacted, shedding light on broader processes of Jewish integration and its obstacles in Germany, France and elsewhere in post-war Europe.

  • Made possible by the Harry Rich Endowment for Holocaust Studies and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica.
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"The Dutch Paradox: History and Memory of the Holocaust in the Netherlands", a talk by Ido de Haan. Wednesday, October 29 at 5pm, The Judaica Suite, Grand Reading Room, Smathers Library, 2nd Floor.
Ido de Haan teaches at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His books include After the Fall: The Memory of the Jewish Persecution in the Netherlands 1945-1999. He has also written numerous articles on the Holocaust in the Netherlands from Dutch and Jewish perspectives.

  • Made possible through the Norman and Irma Braman Chair for Holocaust Studies and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica.
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All events are Free and open to the public.

With appreciation...These programs are made possible by our sponsors, Schram Memorial Endowment, Melton Jewish Studies Endowment, Gerson Lecture Series, Breier Visiting Fellowship, Kahn Visiting Scholar Fund, Gerson Visiting Professor Fund, Futernick Professorship Fund, and Jewish Council of North Central Florida.

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