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Taubman Symposium Talk: The Betrayers

Corwin Pavilion 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He is the author of several books, including Natasha and Other Stories (2004), The Free World (2011), and The Betrayers (2014). His writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harpers, Zoetrope All-Story, and The Walrus, among other publications. Bezmozgis is currently the head of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto. Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Talk: Jews and Revolution: The American Experience

Corwin Pavilion 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Tony Michels is the George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (2012) and A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (2005). Michels is the co-editor of The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8. The Modern World, 1815-2000 (2017). Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

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Taubman Symposia Talk: Biblical Women and Gender Constructions: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives on Women in the Bible

Santa Barbara Hillel 781 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista, CA

Rabbi Prof. Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi is the Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. She is the first woman appointed as a professor to the rabbinical faculty since the founding of Hebrew Union College in 1875. At Hebrew Union College, Dr. Eskenazi trains rabbis, educators, and Jewish communal service professionals, as well as graduate students in Judaic Studies. Dr. Eskenazi is an ...

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Screening: Special Yom HaShoah Event: Central Coast Premiere of Amichai Greenberg’s film The Testament

Congregation B'nai B'rith 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd., Santa Barbara, CA

To commemorate Yom HaShoah, the Taubman Symposia in Jewish Studies will present the Central Coast premiere of Amichai Greenberg's award-winning film, The Testament. The screening will take place at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Harold Marcuse (UC Santa Barbara Department of History) and Mashey Bernstein (Emeritus Faculty Member, UC Santa Barbara Writing Program). The event is free and open to the public.

Taubman Symposia Talk: My Amazing, Demanding, Indelible Jewish Year

Congregation B'nai B'rith 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd., Santa Barbara, CA

Abigail Pogrebin is the author of the recently published book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, which was reviewed by David Gregory in the New York Times and featured on the Today Show. Her first book, Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, was adapted for the Off-Broadway Stage and her second book, One and the Same, covered her every aspect of being a twin. A former producer for Mike Wallace ...

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Taubman Symposia Talk: Living in English, Writing in Hebrew: A Conversation with Israeli-American Author Ruby Namdar

Corwin Pavilion 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Eighteen years ago, Israeli author Ruby Namdar arrived in New York, not knowing that he had just taken the first step of an incredible literary, cultural, and personal journey. The novel The Ruined House, winner of the 2014 Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award, was an artistic response to Namdar’s wonderful experience of discovering America, American Jewry, and American Jewish literature. Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin, The Ruined House was recently published ...

Taubman Symposium Talk: The Weight of Ink

Congregation B'nai B'rith 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd., Santa Barbara, CA

Rachel Kadish Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

Taubman Symposium Talk: The Three Cantors

Congregation B'nai B'rith 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd., Santa Barbara, CA

Cantor Marc Childs (Congregation B'nai B'rith, Santa Barbara) Cantor Marcus Feldman and Organist Aryell Cohen (Sinai Temple, Los Angeles) and Cantor Shmuel Barzilai (Chief Cantor of the Vienna Jewish Community) Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

Taubman Symposia Talk: Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art

Loma Pelona Conference Center Ocean Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Arthur Szyk often said, “Art is not my aim, it is my means.” Yet, his contemporaries praised him as the greatest illuminator-artist since the 16th century. He saw himself as a fighting artist, enlisting his pen and paintbrush as his weapons against hatred, racism, and oppression before, during, and after World War II. As the leading anti-Nazi artist in America during the War, Szyk also created the important and widely circulated art for the rescue ...

Taubman Symposia Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

Pollock Theater University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

Taubman Symposia Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

Pollock Theater University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies