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November 2 is Day of Giving at Fresno State and Jewish Studies is a featured program! Here's the link to contribute: bit.ly/COSSDayofGiving Click on the "Give" button where you can select Jewish Studies for your donation. Let's do it! Please share!

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Dancing in Jaffa

Friday, Sep 26, 5:30 pm
Peter’s Education Center Auditorium (west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building).

Over a ten-week period, Pierre Dulaine teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film demonstrates the powerful role that the arts, and dance in particular, can play in enabling children to overcome prejudice and build strong personal ties with one another. Discussant: director Hilla Medalia

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Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

Friday, Sep 19, 5:30 pm
Peter’s Education Center Auditorium (west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building).

Albie Sachs, a Jewish South African who fought against apartheid and was disabled by a car bomb, lived to help create the post-apartheid government. Discussant: director Abby Ginzburg.

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Besa: The Promise

Friday, Aug 29, 5:30 pm
Peter’s Education Center Auditorium (west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

Amazing and beautifully told account of the Albanian Muslims who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.  Discussant: Besa producer/editor Christine Romero.

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JILL FIELDS updated the event Artists Respond to the Holocaust

Midnight in Paris

Thursday, Apr 11, 5 pm
Alice Peters Auditorium (PB 191)

The film Midnight in Paris will be screened after Josh Moss'  4 pm lecture, "Woody the Gentile: Comedy, Nostalgia,and Christian-Jewish Interplay in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris."  Q&A and further discussion will follow the film screening.

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"Woody the Gentile: Comedy, Nostalgia,and Christian-Jewish Interplay in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris"

Thursday, Apr 11, 4 pm
Alice Peters Auditorium (PB 191)

Josh Moss, "Woody the Gentile: Comedy, Nostalgia,and Christian-Jewish Interplay in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris" Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011) is one of the director’s most acclaimed films. The cosmopolitan landscapes of an idealized Paris mixed with the melancholic themes of a frustrated writer have been celebrated by critics and audiences alike as a thematic continuation of Allen's musings on the relationship between life, art, and nostalgia....

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Jewish Studies Lecture Series

Tuesday, Feb 12, 3:30 pm
Engineering East 191

Leandra Zarnow, "The Making of a 'People's' Politician: Jewish Congresswoman Bella Abzug's First Career as an Early Civil Rights Lawyer"

Bella Abzug (D-NY) was a member of Congress between 1971 and 1976. As a lawyer in the late 1940s and 1950s, she defended workers, racial minorities, and political dissenters -- clients deemed "un-American." In this talk, Leandra Zarnow will describe Abzug's most remarkable cases --...

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The Mexican Suitcase

Friday, Oct 5, 5:30 pm
Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

Discussant: Trisha Ziff (Filmmaker)

The Mexican Suitcase tells the story of story of three boxes, found in a closet in Mexico City in 2007. Contained in the boxes were 4,500 negatives taken by three friends, Jewish exiles from Germany, Poland and Hungary, who met in Paris between 1936 and 1937. They became some of the finest photojournalists of their time. They traveled to Spain together to fight fascism with their cameras. Robert Capa, David...

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Jewish Studies Association Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 3 pm
SS 104
Hope you can come to a JSA meeting, Wednesday, May 11, 3-4 pm, SS..
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Religious Diversity at Fresno State- A Panel of Student Leaders

Thursday, Feb 24, 5 pm
Peters Educational Auditorium (Student Rec Center)
Student panelists gather for a panel discussion, with a question a..
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