Upcoming Events

April 16, 2016: Sinai Temple
The 2016 Burton Lewis Lecture: "Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America: Diverse Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Perspectives"

April 13, 2016: Ra’anan Boustan (UCLA)

“Greek Kings and Judaean Priests in the Late Antique Synagogue: The Newly Discovered ‘Elephant’ Mosaic at Huqoq” (location TBD)


March 30, 2016: Reuven Firestone (HUC)

“Toldot Muhammad: a counter-history of an Islamic Gospel” (location TBD)



February 24, 2016: Alexandra Zirkle (University of Chicago)

“Bellicose Exegete: Heinrich Graetz and His Critique of Protestant Biblical Criticism” (HUC 101)


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January 20, 2016: Erin Graff Zivin (USC)

“Levinas in Latin America” (DML 240)

November 11: Kristi Garroway (HUC)

“Digging Up Children in Ancient Israel” (HUC 101)




October 28: Jessica Marglin (USC)

“Nationality on Trial: The Death of a Tunisian Jew in Italy and the Making of the Modern Mediterranean” (ACB 330)







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