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The Pure Element of Time

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio St.

An evening with Israeli Writer Haim Be'er

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"Daddy, Will You Tell Me What Game This Is?" The Serious Humor of Life Is Beautiful

Monday, November 23, 2009 • 6:00 PM

A Film screening and A Talk by Professor Millicent Marcus

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Judaism and the Crisis of Humanism

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio St.

A lecture by Professor Claire Katz, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

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Tear Down This Wall

Monday, November 9, 2009 • 5:15 PM

The plaza in front of the UT Tower

The 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and Anniversary of "Kristallnacht"

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One Survivor Remembers

Thursday, November 5, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio St.

A Talk By Gerda Weissmann Klein

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Herskovits At the Heart of Blackness

Monday, November 2, 2009 • 6:30 PM

Garrison Hall, Room 0.102

Featuring Q&A after film with Professor Vincent Brown, Harvard University, Co-producer of Herskovits

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New Music Inspired by Early and Folk Materials

Friday, October 30, 2009 • 1:00 AM

Butler School of Music, Room 2.634

Guest Lecture & Demonstration by Schusterman Visiting Artists Etty Ben-Zaken and Eitan Steinberg

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A Talk by Walter Kase Holocaust Survivor

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Chicano Culture Room (room 4.206)

Photo by: Douglas Klembara

"Forgiveness, Resiliency and Survivorship Among Holocaust Survivors,"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 • 8:30 AM

UTOPIA Theatre, School of Social Work

A symposium led by Dr. Roberta Greene


Jewish Studies and the Bible

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio St.

A lecture by Professor David Lambert, Department of Religious Studies

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A lecture/public reading by Etgar Keret

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Joynes Reading Room, Carothers Residence Hall at 2501 Whitis Avenue

prominent Israeli Author

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The 'Jewish' Bill of Exchange: A Forgotten Chapter in European Debates

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Garrison Hall, Room 1.102

A lecture by Professor Francesca Trivellato, History Department, Yale University

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Massacre in Munich

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel Library, 2105 San Antonio St.

The 1972 Israeli Olympic Team

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“A War, A Film and A Novel: The Forgotten ’82 Generation Speaks”

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio St.

A lecture by Professor Yoav Di-Capua, History Department

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The Galveston Movement: Coming to America Through Galveston Island

Thursday, September 10, 2009 • 4:30 PM

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Symposium on The Galveston Movement: A Centennial Retrospective on a Forgotten Chapter of American Jewish Immigration History

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The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle Against Terrorism

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel, Seibel Building, 
2105 San Antonio Street
, Austin.


YOM HAZIKARON: Israel's Memorial Day

Monday, April 27, 2009 • 7:00 PM

JCAA, Dell Campus,7300 Hart Lane, Austin


Tel-Aviv: Past, Present and Future (two presentations)

Sunday, April 26, 2009 • 6:30 PM

JCAA, Dell Campus,7300 Hart Lane, Austin

Tel Aviv: Great Hopes, Great Despair,and a Smile
Esther Raizen, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, UT
Focusing on reactions to events like the founding of Tel Aviv, the expulsion of Jews
from Jaffa in 1917, Yosef Haim Brenner's murder in 1921, and on some snippets of
everyday life, the lecture will offer insights into the place of the First Hebrew City in
the culture of the yishuv and into the evolution of the collective memory associated
with Te


The Ritchie Boys

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 • 8:00 PM

Texas Hillel, Seibel Building, 
2105 San Antonio Street
, Austin.

"The Ritchie Boys" is the untold story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany
and returned to Europe as soldiers in US-uniforms. They knew the psychology and the
language of the enemy better than anybody else.


Apathy or Action: The Struggle for Human Rights

Monday, March 30, 2009 • 7:00 PM

MON: CAL 100, TUE: GSB 2.126, WED: CAL 100, THU:CAL 100


"Cold Case Files: From the Dossiers of the Inquisition"

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel, Seibel Building, 
2105 San Antonio Street
, Austin.


Power in the Tongue: Isaac Bashevis Singer's Demonic Theory of Language

Thursday, March 12, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Gebauer Hall, Room: 3.312


Hillel's Israel Block Party- Featuring Berry Sakharof

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio Street, Austin


Did The Ba'al Shem Tov Start Hasidism? Controversies In The Study of Hasidism Today

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio Street, Austin


Linguistic Change Under Contact: The Case of Ultra-Orthodox Yiddish in Israel

Thursday, March 5, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Texas Union, Chicano Culture Room (4.206)

Contemporary Yiddish in Israel is a minority language spoken by a small and isolated Jewish ultra-orthodox (Hebrew: haredi) community, all of whose members are bilingual speakers of both Yiddish and the majority language, Israeli Hebrew. This community struggles to maintain Yiddish, perceived as pure and holy, as a spoken language despite the prevalence of Israeli Hebrew. In spite of the community's ideological objection to Israeli Hebrew, Haredi Yiddish is heavily influenced by Hebrew, and is


"Ghosts of Home" The Afterlife of Czernowicz: in Jewish Memory

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Welch Hall,Room 2.308


"Andean Haven: German-Jewish Refugees In Bolivia."

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Benedict Hall, Room 2.104


The Evolution and Future of Latin American Jewish Studies

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel, Seibel Building, 
2105 San Antonio Street
, Austin.


" Toward a Genealogy of Rabbinic Concepts"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 • 12:15 PM

Burdine Hall, Room 436A


"Letters to Sala" Exhibition at Hillel

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 • 12:45 PM

Texas Hillel Building


Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies Presents Free Screening

Thursday, January 29, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Garrison Hall, Room 0.102

The 2009 7th Annual Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) promises to be truly international with many films premiering in Austin.Includes 3 award-winning Israeli films: Something Sweet, Halakeh, and Someone to Run With.


The Evolution and Future of Latin American Jewish Studies

Sunday, January 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Texas Hillel, Seibel Building, 
2105 San Antonio Street
, Austin.


"Tradition and its Discontents in the Talmud and Contemporary Texts" By Mr. Moulie Vidas

Friday, January 23, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Burdine Hall, Room 436A


"I Didn't Mean to Sound Anti-Jewish – How and Why Sermons Go Wrong"

Thursday, January 22, 2009 • 7:30 PM

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Despite increasing understanding between Church and Synagogue, anti-Jewish sermons are still being preached by well-meaning priests and pastors who would be horrified to know that they are conveying anti-Jewish message.