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7031 Freret Street
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698

Phone: 504-865-5349


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 Past Events for Jewish Studies


** The March 24 William Brumfield event is CANCELLED. **

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Middle East Program Poster


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Israeli Film Festival Poster


Tu Bishvat Celebration & Jewish Studies Student Event/Major-Minor Rally

Tu Bishvat poster

This is our poster (click image for full size) for our upcoming student event celebrating Tu Bishvat on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 6 - 8 p.m.  There will be speakers for information about the various opportunities and benefits available for students taking classes in Jewish Studies and/or majoring or minoring or interning and volunteering. There will also be FREE food, FREE T-shirts (while they last), GIFT CARD drawings and FUN. Come and meet your professors in a relaxed setting; find out how to get involved in Jewish Studies. For more information, please click the poster and read about the event.  We hope you can join us!


Jewish Studies Annual Speakers' Series, 2013-14

JWST Events poster: 2013-14 Annual Speakers' Series>>> A note about location and time: All  following events take place in Room 103 (7031 Freret St.) at 7pm, except where noted by an asterisk (*)

We will update events as more information becomes available. (Click image to right for full-size poster.)

Sunday, Oct. 6, Jack Kulgelmas (U of Florida) "Sifting the Ruins: Jewish Journalists Return to Poland, 1945-1947"

Monday, Oct. 28, Yehuda Halper (Tulane) "Was Aristotle Good for the Jews?"

Monday, Nov. 11, Mitchell Bard (Executive Director of American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise) "Fiddler on the Roof meets Exodus: Tevye in Palestine" 

Monday, Nov. 25, Brian Horowitz (Tulane) "Jabotinsky and Violence: The True Story" 

Monday Dec. 2, Michael Cohen (Tulane) “Cotton, Credit, and Capital: Niche Economies and the Rise of the Jewish Merchant Class in the Gulf South, 1840-1890.” 

Monday, January 20, Ronna Burger (Tulane) "The Androgynous Adam" 

Monday Feb. 10, Jennifer Richard (Tulane), "Passover and Politics: Remembering the Jewishness of Hannah Arendt"

Monday Feb. 24, Tom Beller (Tulane), "J.D. Salinger's late Barmitzva"

Friday, March 21, Strug Lecture, Robert Abzug (U of Texas - Austin)) "'Not in Our Town': Christians, Jews, and Skinheads in Billings, Montana, 1993-94" (co-sponsored by Judeo-Christian Institute) *12 noon 

Sunday, March 23, David Goldstein (Tulane), "Tortosa"

Monday, April 7, Laura Heins (Tulane) "Nazi Film - Melodrama"

*** For additional information e-mail or call (504) 865-5349



School of Liberal Arts Annual Picnic

Sept 29 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7031 Freret (Jewish Studies)  

The School of Liberal Arts had its annual end of the year picnic on May 2nd. The Jewish Studies Department attended this event that took place in Dixon Hall. During the picnic, various faculty and staff, including some in the Jewish Studies Department, received awards and earned recognition for their work throughout the year. More details and pictures can be found here.


Senior Celebration

May 17, 2013, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, McAlister Auditorium. Click here for more details.

Distinguished Lecturer gives talk

Dr-Joachim-Von-Puttkamer_2Dr. Joachim Von Puttkamer is a doctor, professor, and head of the Imre Kertsz Collegium for the Study of History of Central Europe, University of Jena. He came to Tulane to give a talk on March 4, 2013 about "Poland in 1989: Crisis and Transition."




Jewish Secular Utopias and Dystopias in Israel, America, and Eastern Europe

From Feb. 17 - Feb. 18, the Tulane University Department of Jewish Studies held a conference featuring speakers from all over the world. The Keynote Lecture was by Zeev Sternhell who is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Other speakers included Brian Horowitz, Michael Brenner, Esther Schor, Mark Steinberg, Dmitry Shumsky, William Brumfield, Maya Barzilai, Andrew Sloin, Michael Schlie, Nancy Sinkoff, Jason Dawsey, Taro Tsurumi. Click here for more information.

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