Events Archive

2004-2005 Academic Year

October 15, 2004 - Lunch and Learn

12 pm - 2 pm
Union E280 (across from the Wisconsin Room on the 2nd floor)
Shale Horowitz, Associate Professor of Political Science
The War on Terrorism and the Arab Israeli Conflict

Professor Horowitz is the author of numerous publications including War after Communism: Ethnic Conflict and Stillborn Reform in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia and The Political Economy of International Financial Crisis: Interest Groups, Ideologies, and Institutions.

Professor Horowitz has a M.A. (economics) and Ph. D. (political science)from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. from the Univesity of California, Berkeley, and teaches courses at UWM International Politics and economic relations.

Please R.S.V.P. by calling the Center for Jewish Studies at 414-229-6121 or email at by October 12th.

"Common Heritage: The Wooden Synagogues of Poland"

October 20 - 24, 2004
A Series of Events Celebrating Jewish Architecture and Culture in Poland and America sponsored by the UWM Center for Jewish Studies, Polish Center of Wisconsin, UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning, Inc.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, October 20th
The Joinery of the Synagogues: A Timber Framing Demonstration
Framing Demonstrations: James Kricker, Master Millwright.
Commons Area, 1st Floor, Architecture Building, UWM.

Log Hewing: 10:00 a.m.
Lecture: "Timber Joinery," 12:00 p.m., Rm. 110.
Timber Joinery Demonstration, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 21st
Exhibition - Annihilated Heritage: The Wooden Synagogues of Poland
Exhibition Opening: Polish Center of Wisconsin
Exhibition viewing: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Joint Lecture and Slide Presentation: 7:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"Polish Wooden Synagogues: Jewish Architecture in Polish Context"
Thomas C. Hubka, Professor, Department of Architecture, UWM.

"Rescued Heritage: The Restoration of Synagogues in Poland,"
Samuel D. Gruber, Director, Jewish Heritage Research Center, Syracuse, NY.

Reception following lecture: Klezmer band, Jewish-Polish foods (Kosher) Location: Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin, WI

Friday, October 22nd
Lecture: The Architectural Symbolism of the Synagogue
A joint lecture and slide presentation: "Contrasting Symbolisms of the Polish Wooden Synagogues"
Thomas C. Hubka, Professor, Department of Architecture, UWM.

"Modern Synagogues Architecture: Between Memory and Innovation"
Samuel D. Gruber, Director: Jewish Heritage Research Center, Syracuse, NY
Lecture Series: Friday Afternoon Live - 4:30 p.m., Room 170, Architecture Building

Exhibition: Resplendent Synagogue: The Architecture of a Polish Synagogue
Architecture Gallery, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UWM
Opening Reception, 5:30p.m. - 6:00 p.m., following lecture.
Klezmer band, Polish/Jewish food.

Sunday, October 24th
Lecture: "The Architecture and Heritage of the Synagogue: From the Old World to the New"
Samuel D. Gruber, Director: Jewish Heritage Research Center, Syracuse, NY
Golda Meir Library Conference Center
4th Floor, Golda Meir Library, UWM
Lecture 2:00 p.m., Reception to follow the lecture

November 10, 2004
JCC Off Center, 6880 N Green Bay Road, Milwaukee
Mark Raider, Associate Professor of History at SUNY-Albany
Pioneers, Partners & Pacesetters: American Jewish Women, Zionism and the Creation of Israel

November 15 - December 13, 2004
2:30-4:00pm, each Monday
JCC Off Center
Dr. Robert Holmstedt, Hebrew Studies & Linguistics at UWM
Gods & Monsters in the Bible

Spring 2005

February 7, 2005 - Lunch and Learn
12 pm - 2 pm
JCC Off Center
Congregation Beth Israel, 6880 N Green Bay Rd
Uzi Rebhun, Ph.D, Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at Hebrew University
Demography, Family & Jewish Identity in Contemporary America

February 18, 2005 - Lunch and Learn
12 pm - 2 pm
Union E280
Ellen Amster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History
Saints, Sultans and Saffron: Jewish Life and the Sephardic Tradition in Morocco

February 24 & 25, 2005 - Le Mur: A Film by Simone Bitton
2/24 - Screening in Union Theater, 7pm
2/25 - Panel Discussion in the Union Rm 191
Co-Sponsored w/ the Center for 21st Century Studies

March 1 - March 22, 2005 - JCC Off Center
2:30-4:00pm, each Tuesday
Dr. Timothy Crain, Hebrew Studies at UWM
Role of Religion: Reordering the World

March 4, 2005 - Lunch and Learn
12 pm - 2 pm
Union 345 b/c
Tasha Oren, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of English & Director of Film Studies
Jewish Television or Mickey Mouse Culture?
from her book Demon in the Box; Jews, Arabs, Politics, and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television

April 15, 2005 - Lunch and Learn
12 pm - 2 pm
Union E280
Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of UWM's Center for Jewish Studies
Lesbian Existence and Dilemmas in Contemporary Israel from her new book, Sappho in the Holy Land

April 17, 2005 - An Afternoon with Aaron Lansky
Founder for the National Yiddish Book Center and author of Outwitting History
Golda Meir Conference Room, 4th Floor
Additional details pending

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