Fall Schedule 2013

Tues., Sept. 24, 7:00 pm. Film “The Gatekeepers,” directed by Dror Moreh, hard-hitting documentary based on telling interviews with six former heads of Israel’s secret agency, Shin Bet. Nominated for an Oscar, foreign film category, 2013. 147 Communication Arts and Sciences.

Thurs, Sept. 26, MSU Study Abroad Fair, Breslin Center, 12:00 noon-6:00 pm MSU Jewish Studies Summer Program at the Hebrew University/Rothberg School in Jerusalem, Israel. Professor Marc Bernstein to lead the program.

Mon., Oct. 7, 12:40-2:00 pm, Serling Modern Israel Lecture
Daniel Byman, Professor, Georgetown University, Security Studies; Senior Fellow and Research Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute; author of A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism (2012), will speak on “Israeli Counterterrorism: Successes, Failures, and Challenges Ahead,” in Club Spartan, James Madison College, Case Hall, 3rd floor

Tues., Oct. 15, Moshe Maoz, Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew University, Visiting Fellow at the Frankel Judaic Studies Center at UM, speaking on “The Arab Spring Upheavals, Syria and Israel,” James Madison College library, Case Hall, 12:40 pm-2:00 pm.

Mon., Oct. 21, Jewish Studies Brown Bag Lunch, 12:00 noon, C742 Wells Hall, Bagels. Guest Speaker: Solomon Addis Getahun, Central Michigan U., discussing “Ethiopians in Israel and in the U.S.” Solomon Getahun is a student of Ethiopian immigration and, most recently, co-author of Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest. He is from Gondar, Ethiopia, the origins of most Falasha immigration to Israel.

Thurs., Oct. 24, Kessler Film Lecture, “Hava Nagilah,” Intro by Ken Waltzer, Discussion, Joanna Bosse, musicologist, College of Music, MSU Library, 4th Floor West. Co-sponsored by the MSU Library.

Sun., Oct. 27, Fall JS/Hadassah Brunch – Hannah Rosenthal, CEO Milwaukee Jewish Federation, former envoy for monitoring and combatting anti-Semitism, U.S. State Dep’t (Barak Obama’s Appointee), speaking on “Challenges Facing Jews in 2013” 10:00-12:00 noon, enter through the University Club, event in B106-B107, Henry Center, Forest Rd., Lansing, MI. Brunch tickets in advance $21, at door $27.

Wed., Oct. 30, Jewish Studies Brown Bag Lunch, 12:00 noon, C742 Wells Hall. Bagels.Rachel Kranson, U. of Pittsburgh, “Grappling with the Good Life: Jewish Anxieties in Postwar America.”

Thurs., Nov. 7th 7:00 Romaniote Jewry Lecture: Annette B. Fromm, Coordinator/ Assistant Professor of Museum Studies, Florida International U., speaking on “Cultural Expressions of the Jews of Janina,” jointly with MSU Library, which is hosting a traveling exhibit on Romaniote and Greek Jewry. 4th Floor MSU Library.


Tues., Nov. 19, 7:00 pm, Israeli Film, “The Other Son,” Directed by Lorraine Levy, (2012); Israeli and Palestinian boys accidentally switched at birth…. 147 Communication Arts and Sciences.