Lectures/Performances/Other Events


Various Dates: 21st Century Jewish Writing and the World


4/23-25/18 - Book Launch Week

Spring 2018 - Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish film series, various dates

Fall 2017 - Hebrew and Yiddish film series, various dates, featuring: The Singing Blacksmith, Arab Labor and The Writer, and The Wandering Jew

Fall 2017 - Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish Film Series, various dates, featuring: Korczak, Aftermath, and The Return

11/6/17 - "12 Nazi Concentration Camps" - Panel discussion with James Friedman, Gary Weissman, and Brett Kaplan. James Friedman's images will be on display at the Illini Union Gallery for the month of November. More info on the project here.

10/9/17 - The Destruction of Memory  - film screening


5/4/17 - Finding Oscar 

4/24/17 - Screening of Vita Activa – The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

4/3/17 -  Radical Right and Remembering Part II

2/16/17 -  Strauss/Warschauer Duo, A Klezmer event. For more information about the duo and more event dates check out these links: http://www.klezmerduo.com/ http://tinyurl.com/klezmerduoitinerary, 7 p.m

1/23/17 -  Sayed Kashua, Film screening and Q & A: The Writer, 5:30 p.m. in Lucy Ellis Lounge

Spring 2017 - Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish Film Series, various dates, featuring: Ida, The Innocents, The Hourglass Sanatorium, Little Rose, and Austeria

Spring 2017 - Hebrew and Yiddish film series, various dates, featuring: Motel the Operator, Shtisel, and Mamele.

12/9/16 - SUBmersion Remember: A Performance of Memory

11/4/16 - Radical Right and Remembering in Recent Political History

10/25-26/16 - Masha Gessen lectures

10/21/16 - Luncheon with author, illustrator, painter and conceptual artist, Eugene Yelchin, Noon

10/19/16 - Maxime Decout Workshop, 9:00 a.m.

10/10/16 - Dov Weiss book release event, 5:30 p.m.

10/4/16 - Panel discussion and film screening "The People vs. Fritz Bauer"

9/26/16 - Jewish Studies Workshop with Josh Lambert and evening lecture.

Fall 2016 - Yiddish and Hebrew film series, various dates, featuring: The Light Ahead, Green Fields, The Cantor's Son, and Sallah-Shabati.

Fall 2016 - Israeli Film series, various dates


4/18/16 - Peter Balakian