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Upcoming Events

The Jewish Studies Program hosts events throughout the academic year. Additionally, UC San Diego Library and The Jewish Studies Program host the Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW). HLHW aims to preserve the memory of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The Workshop links local students, teachers, interested community members, and area Holocaust survivors and their families through use of USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, the world’s largest online database of videotaped testimonies by Holocaust survivors and witnesses.

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Please check back soon for more upcoming events

 All events listed are in Pacific Time (PT).

 February 29, 2024: (In-Person) Is Betty Friedan Still Relevant? Revisiting The Feminine Mystique | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Seuss Library, Faculty Club 

Mar 6, 2024 from 5:00pm–7:00pm The Debt Owed by Israelis to Arab Palestinians


 Past Events




October 17, 2021
Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative co-sponsored event - A Conversation with Shtisel Creator, Ori Elon. To learn more and register, please click HERE

October 20, 2021
Ori Elon, creator of "Shtisel," visits Professor Alana Shuster's Hebrew Course (In Hebrew) | For UC San Diego affiliates only | RSVP to by Tuesday, October 19, 2021 for location or Zoom details | 10 - 11 a.m.

October 26, 2021
Ori Elon, creator of "Shtisel," visits Professor Akos Rona-Tas's Sociology Course, "Films and Society" | For UC San Diego affiliates only | RSVP to by Monday, October 25, 2021 for location details | 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.

November 8, 2021
"O Beastly Jew!" Jews, Animals, and Jewish Animals in the Middle Ages with David Shyovitz

January 10, 2022
Edmond Fleg and Jewish Minority Culture in Twentieth-Century France with Sally Charnow (Video)

January 19, 2022
Holocaust Living History Workshop - A Child in Birkenau with George and Stephanie Heimler | 5 p.m.

May 17,  2022

Annual Katzin Lecture: The Unexpected Career of Esther Moyal: Sephardic Feminist in the Early 20th Century" with Professor Lital Levy


August 31 - September 1, 2020
Crimea Conference

October 12, 2020
Exploring the Origins of the Jews: A Conversation in Memory of David Goodblatt with Steven Weitzman

October 14, 2020
Holocaust Living History Workshop - All in the Family: Jonas Noreika and the Quest for Truth about the Holocaust in Lithuania with Silva Foti and Grant Gochin

October 26, 2020
"Meet and Greet" with Emerging Israeli Filmmakers, Guy Hodes and Tomer Shushan

October 28, 2020
"Incitement" Film Screening and Filmmaker Discussion with Yaron Zilberman and Yoram Peri

November 5, 2020
Kristallnacht on Film: From Reportage to Reenactments, 1938 - 1988 with Lawrence Baron

November 11, 2020
Jisr az-Zarqa and the Technion: Bringing Technological Capital to the Community with Mor Shilon

November 30, 2020
Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century with Sarah Abrevaya Stein

January 11, 2021
Women and God Book Talk with Philip Graubart in conversation with Amelia Glaser (Video)

January 21, 2021
Holocaust Living History Workshop - Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II with Anna Shternshis and Psoy Korolenko

February 1, 2021
Amelia Glaser's Book Launch - Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to Palestine

February 17, 2021
Holocaust Living History Workshop - Sexual Barter in Times of Genocide: Reflections on Sexual Violence, Agency, and Sex Work with Anna Hajkova

March 8, 2021
Annual Katzin Lecture - Blind Justice: The Jewish Fight Against Antisemitism in Postwar America with James Loeffler (Video)

April 26, 2021: 
When Near Becomes Far: Old Age in Rabbinic Literature by Mira Balberg and Haim Weiss - Book Launch Event (Video)

May 12, 2021
The Latest Archaeological Excavations in Jerusalem - Digging in a Glass House

June 7, 2021
Community Council Meeting - Magic in Mame-Loshn: Translating Harry Potter into Yiddish with Arun Viswanath in Conversation with Seth Lerer and Amelia Glaser (Video)


October 3, 2019
Holocaust Living History Workshop - Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil with Susan Neiman

October 24, 2019
Holocaust Living History Workshop - Racism in German and American Cinema of the Twenties: From the Ancient Law to the Jazz Singer with Charles Musser

November 4, 2019
Jews, Greeks, and the American Racial Imagination with Devin Naar

November 11, 2019
Herb York Memorial Lecture - Security for Israel and Her Neighbors: Challenges and Opportunities with Tzipi Livni

November 18, 2019
Acclaimed Israeli Novelist Zeruya Shalev in Conversation with Professor Seth Lerer

November 20, 2019
Archaeology in Israel: Land and Sea Lightning Sessions with Thomas Levy

January 15, 2020
Mira Jacob Good Talk Reading in Partnership with New Writing Series

January 22, 2020
Holocaust Living History Workshop - "The Dandelions Call to Me": The Living History of Terezin with Cheryl Rattner, Steven Schindler, Jacqueline Gmach, Yale Strom, Jeff Pekarak, et al. 

February 13, 2020
Blood Libel in a Russian Town: The Velizh Affair with Eugene M. Avrutin

February 18, 2020
Community Council Dinner - Tradition and Creativity in Jewish Names Around the World with Sarah Benor

February 19, 2020
Holocaust Living History Workshop - Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Meditation of Trauma with Amit Pinchevski

February 26, 2020
New Writing Series featuring Dmitry Kuzmin