Past Lectures and Events

The Shaol Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series

The Shaol Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series is made possible by the Pozez Families and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.  
   2013 - 2014 speakers   " "   2012-2013 speakers   2011-2012 speakers

The Sally & Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series

The Sally & Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series provides the opportunity for the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies to work in partnership with other UA departments to bring scholars, authors and performers to The University of Arizona campus to give lectures and presentations in their various fields of expertise. Topics range from Modern Klezmer music, Yiddish theater to discussions on ancient, biblical texts. These presentations are usually in the late afternoons and occur during the academic semesters.
2013-2014 Series    " "  2012-2013 Series

The Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lecture

The Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lecture is an  annual lecture that honors the late Rabbi Breger, who served the Jewish community on the Island of Rhodes as Rabbi and Av Bet-Din. He was also the Professor of Talmud at the Island’s renowned Rabbinical seminary, The Collegio Rabbinico, which served Jewish communities in the Balkans, Ereẓ Israel, Egypt, and Ethiopia from 1928-1938. Despite its relatively short history, this seminary became one of the premiere rabbinical seminaries serving Sephardic communities across the region.
  2014 Steven Weitzman  2013 Carol Meyers  2012 Lawrence Schiffman

The Raphael Patai Memorial Lectureship Series

The Raphael Patai Memorial Lectureship Series  is a bi-annual endowed lecture  honoring the late Rabbi Raphael Patai.   Raphael Patai, a prominent cultural  anthropologist, historian, and Jewish Studies scholar, wrote over three-dozen  books in his lifetime. The Raphael Patai Lecture is made possible by the generosity of his daughters, Jennifer Schneider and Daphne Patai.
  2014        2012 Peter Machinist

Co-Sponsored Lectures and Events

   Co-sponsored for 2012-2013    Co-sponsored for 2011- 2012

The Albert T. Bilgray Memorial Lecture

The Albert T. Bilgray Memorial Lecture is an annual lecture created in 1985 to honor Albert T. Bilgray, Rabbi Emeritus and Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona and is cosponsored by Temple Emanu-El. In the course of more than a quarter century, Rabbi Bilgray created and helped develop three programs at the University: Hebrew Language and Literature; Religious Studies; and Judaic Studies. This Lectureship seeks to perpetuate two primary emphases of Bilgray's career through both a popular as well as an academic presentation on Jewish life and literature.

  2014 Eric Yoffee   2013 Rabbi Arthur Green  2012 Michael L. Morgan

The Yiddish Festival

The Yiddish Festival was a series of films and lectures coordinated by visiting scholar, Professor Gil Ribak.  Professor Ribak was able to organize this series in the spring of 2012 and 2013.

The Symposium on the U.S. - Israel Relationship
"On the Verge of a Paradigmatic Shift?"

In the fall of 2011 the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies brought six internationally renowned experts in their field to The University of Arizona campus to discuss one of the most complex and controversial relationships in American history.
  The 2011 Symposium "On the Verge of a Paradigmatic Shift?"

Writings Out of Time: The University of Arizona's Cuneiform Collection

In 2009 Beth Alpert Nakhai curated a spectacular exhibit of The University of Arizona's rarely seen cuneiform tablets. 

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