Faculty Brown Bag, April Lectures and more from our community partners!
Faculty Brown Bag, April Lectures and more from our community partners!
Upcoming Events
February 2018
CLAS Faculty Research Brown Bag Series
with Dr. Natan M. Meir
Lorry I. Lokey Chair in Judaic Studies
Finding History on the Margins
Writing Society's Outcasts Back into Jewish History at the New York Public Library

Smith Memorial Student Union Room 298
Dr. Meir recently spent a sabbatical as a fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. In this talk, he will discuss his experience as a fellow and how the library's resources supported his current research project, "Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Demented of Jewish Eastern Europe."
April 2018
Aviva Halamish photo
April 9, 2018

Not What You Think: The Role of the Holocaust on the Establishment of Israel

Aviva Halamish
Open University of Israel
John Efron Photo
April 15 and 22

Two day mini-course open to students for credit and auditors. 
Registration begins Feb 5

John Efron
UC Berkeley
Timothy Snyder Photo
April 25, 2018

Resisting Tyranny:
Lessons from the European 20th Century

Timothy Snyder
Yale University
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Community Partner Events
RAOUL WALLENBERG - To Me There's No Other Choice Exhibit Opening Reception

Opening Reception - Saturday, February 3

Reception Opening at 6:00pm, Havdalah Ceremony at 6:30pm
Free and Open to the Public | Event Flyer
RSVPs strongly encouraged to
or 503-977-0275
Join us for an evening reception including light refreshments from Broder Söder, a gallery talk, and a chance to dive into this epic humanitarian story of bravery and risk. 
Supporters of the nonprofit cultural center Nordic Northwest, members of the New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society, and PSU's Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies have collaborated to present a Scandinavian Havdalah ceremony to celebrate the end of Shabbat in honor of the exhibit opening.
Reception event sponsored by New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society.
Exhibit sponsored by Barry Peterson & Darlene Peterson & E-Print.
Chavruta: Drummer's Bat Mitzvah
Brown Bag Lunch Program,
Film Screening, and Discussion
with Lisa Schonberg and Alicia Jo Rabins
Thursday, February 8
12pm to 1pm
Free and Open to the Public
Chavruta: Drummer's Bat Mitzvah is a 16-minute documentary short by Jodi Darby. The film follows two Jewish Portland artists, drummer/writer/environmentalist Lisa Schonberg and musician/writer/Jewish educator Alicia Jo Rabins, as they prepare for Lisa's adult bat mitzvah. The word chavruta refers to the traditional partner-style study of Jewish texts; over the course of one year, the two women delve into a grassroots, feminist, distinctly Portland course of study. They explore the intersections of Torah, performance, and the artist's path; they investigate the ancient Near Eastern roots of women's drumming, ancient goddess traditions, and the place of environmentalism in religion. At its core, Chavruta is a film about everyday spiritual quests: the search for personal, authentic ways to express our Judaism; the importance of continuing to ask, learn and grow as adults; and the power that lies in chavruta
Event Page
A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss: Stepsister of Anne Frank - link to event page

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

Newmark Theater 1111 SW Broadway, Portland
Enter the world of Anne Frank as told by her stepsister and childhood friend, Eva Schloss. At 8 years old Eva became friends with Anne, playing hopscotch and drinking lemonade together. Her story is difficult to imagine, yet it reminds us that the power of good is immeasurable and that love makes a difference. Doors to the seating will open at 7pm. Students and Seniors (62+) save 20% on tickets.
Jewish Student Union at Portland State University
PDX Hillel - Greater Portland Hillel
Women in Judaism
Thursday, February 15
12pm to 1pm
| SMSU 338
Join the Jewish Student Union and Ilana Cloud for a discussion about women in Judaism and strong female role models in Jewish History.

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