Events Archive

2004-2005 Academic Year


October 15, 2004

Lunch and Learn, Shale Horowitz (UWM), The War on Terrorism and the Arab Israeli Conflict, Union E280


"Common Heritage: The Wooden Synagogues of Poland"

October 20 - 24, 2004

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, Lecture: "Timber Joinery," Timber Joinery Demonstration, Room 110

Thursday, October 21st
Exhibition - Annihilated Heritage: The Wooden Synagogues of Poland
Exhibition Opening: Polish Center of Wisconsin
Exhibition viewing and joint Lecture and Slide Presentation: "Polish Wooden Synagogues: Jewish Architecture in Polish Context," Thomas C. Hubka, Professor (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

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 (UWM), "Modern Synagogues Architecture: Between Memory and Innovation"
Samuel D. Gruber, Director: Jewish Heritage Research Center, Syracuse, NY, Room 170, Architecture Building

Exhibition: Resplendent Synagogue: The Architecture of a Polish Synagogue
Architecture Gallery, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UWM
Opening Reception, following lecture, Klezmer band, Polish/Jewish food

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


November 10, 2004
Mark Raider (SUNY-Albany), Pioneers, Partners & Pacesetters: American Jewish Women, Zionism and the Creation of Israel,JCC Off Center

November 15 - December 13, 2004
Dr. Robert Holmstedt (UWM), Gods & Monsters in the Bible, JCC Off Center


Spring 2005

February 7, 2005
Lunch and Learn, Uzi Rebhun (Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at Hebrew University), Demography, Family & Jewish Identity in Contemporary America, JCC Off Center, Congregation Beth Israel

February 18, 2005
Lunch and Learn, Ellen Amster (UWM), Saints, Sultans and Saffron: Jewish Life and the Sephardic Tradition in Morocco, Union E280

February 24 & 25, 2005 Le Mur: A Film by Simone Bitton, 2/24 - Screening in Union Theater, 2/25 - Panel Discussion in the Union Rm 191

March 1 - March 22, 2005
Tuesdays, Dr. Timothy Crain (UWM), Role of Religion: Reordering the World, JCC Off Center

March 4, 2005
Lunch and Learn, Tasha Oren (UWM), Jewish Television or Mickey Mouse Culture?, from her book Demon in the Box; Jews, Arabs, Politics, and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television, Union 345

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

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


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