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Most programs are free to attend and open to the public; however, reservations are required for all.

Unless otherwise noted: All events will be held in the Millie and Irving Bercowetz Research Library at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. This can be found in Harry Jack Gray E300.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Susan Gottlieb at 860.768.4964 or email mgcjs@hartford.edu.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

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January 27, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, Conn.

Co-Sponsored By Voices of Hope and The Hero Center
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Introducing Hillel Director Lisa Langsner

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February 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Meet Lisa Langsner, UHart’s new Hillel director, and join us for a panel discussion with Hillel directors from across Connecticut: Lisa Kassow, Trinity College; Scott Selig, UConn; and Susan Schein, Connecticut College.

 

 Event Type: Panel Discussion

Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust

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February 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

David Slucki, Professor, College of Charleston


Made Possible by the Aaron Kriwitsky, Edith and Arthur Gittleman Endowed Lecture Fund.
 Event Type: Lecture

An Evening of Diversity and Culture Concert and Lecture

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February 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Wilde Auditorium, Harry Jack Gray Center

Concert by Ian Pomerantz, The Hartt School, accompanied by Aaron Larget-Caplan. Lecture by Hartford Seminary President Joel N. Lohr.


Co-sponsored by the Hartford Seminary, Hillel, Protestant and Catholic Campus Ministries, and the University of Hartford Office of the President.
 Event Type: ConcertLecture

The Wallant Award Book Club Presidents’ College Course with Professor Avinoam Patt

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March 5–26, 2019 (Tuesdays) at 1:30–3 p.m.

Visit hartford.edu/presidentscollege for complete details.

 Event Type: Lecture

Weimar Jewish Culture Lecture

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March 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Featuring the music of Kurt Weill by Cantor Talya Smilowitz and UConn Professor Sebastian Wogenstein.


Made possible by the Rose and Arthur Fallmann Fund.
 Event Type: Lecture

Holy Archaeology Conference

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March 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Join the Greenberg Center for free and open conference presentations on The Holy Archaeology of Yavne and Nazareth with Professors Richard Freund of UHart, Barnea Selavan of Tel Aviv University, and Maha Darawsha of UConn.


Sponsored by the Scribante Family Nazareth Excavations Project. In memory of Fran Feltman.
 Event Type: ConferencePresentations

Hartford Jewish Film Festival Screening: "Working Woman"

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March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Gilman Theater, Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Conn.

Post Film Discussion
Rachel Harris, University of Illinois Professor

 

 Event Type: Film ScreeningFilm Discussion

Observations On Survival and Spirit, Hartford Jewish Film Festival Screening: "Who Will Write Our History?"

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March 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Gilman Theater, Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Conn.

Post Film Discussion
Samuel Kassow, Trinity College Professor
Avinoam Patt, University of Hartford Professor

 Event Type: Film ScreeningFilm Discussion

Edward Lewis Wallant Award For American Jewish Fiction

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April 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Innovation Center, Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Conn.

2018 Winner: Eduardo Halfon, Mourning.


Made Possible by the Waltman Family Fund.
 Event Type: Award Ceremony

Greenberg Center Book Launch Celeb

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May 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The JDC at 100: A Century of Humanitarianism by University of Hartford Professor Avinoam Patt

The Archaeology of the Holocaust by University of Hartford Professor Richard Freund

 

 Event Type: Book Launch

Greenberg Center Awards Ceremony

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May 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Honoring student scholarship recipients, Holocaust Educator Award winners, the recipient of the Muriel Hoff American Jewish Poetry Prize, and the winners of the Fishman Family Fund Awards in Jewish Communal Leadership.

 Event Type: Award Ceremony