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Center for Jewish Studies Presents Lectures and Performances in October


Maria Terrone
Executive Director of Communications
(718) 997-5591

Maria Matteo
News Assistant
(718) 997-5590



— Includes Lectures on the Nuremberg Trials and Sephardic Jewry; Stand-up Comedy;
the New Sound of Jewish Music, and Jewish Cinema

FLUSHING, NY, October 1, 2004 — The Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College will present a series of lectures, music and comedy performances, and film during October. As the research and outreach arm of Jewish Studies on campus, the Center promotes Jewish education, scholarship, and culture outside the formal classroom setting. Serving as a bridge between the academic program and the community, the Center’s wide array of extracurricular events makes it a preeminent Jewish intellectual and cultural resource for the entire region.

Through its imaginative programming, the Center seeks to engage the College and general public in Jewish education and culture; foster Jewish learning in the community; publish and disseminate scholarly proceedings to lay people and scholars; promote academic community among students and faculty; and encourage and sustain pedagogic and scholarly activities of the faculty and students within the Jewish Studies Program at Queens College. For more information on the program or this fall’s offerings, call (718) 997-4531.

Wednesday, October 13, 7:30 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall
Professor Volker Berghahn, Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University
The Nuremberg Trials and the Denazification of the Germans After World War II. FREE

Monday, October 18, 12:10-1:30 PM, VIP Room, Student Union
Isaac Alteras, Prof. of History, Queens College
John F. Kennedy and Israel's Nuclear Program. FREE

Biblical Archaeology Series
Monday, October 18, 7:30 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall
Professor K. Lawson Younger, Jr., Professor of Old Testament, Trinity International University
Finding the Lost Tribes of Israel: Traces of the Israelite Exiles in Assyria. Admission $5; call Colden Center Box Office at (718) 793-8080 to reserve seats.

Music & Theater Performance
Sunday, October 24, 2:00 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall
MODI, in An Afternoon of Laughs plus KHEVRE, Klezmer Band, in The New Sound of Jewish Music. Admission: $10; call Colden Center Box Office at (718)793-8080 to reserve seats.

Wednesday, October 27, 7:30 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall
Professor Jane Gerber, CUNY Graduate Center
Reconsidering the Golden Age of Sephardic Jewry in Light of Contemporary Scholarship and Polemics. FREE

Cinema on Sundays
Sunday, October 31, 2:00 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall
Without a Home(Yiddish film with English subtitles)
Discussant: Professor Emanuel Goldsmith, Professor of Hebrew and Yiddish, Queens College. Admission: $5; call Colden Center Box Office (718) 793-8080 for tickets.


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