The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies Fall 2008


Please note all events take place on the Fairfield University campus, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

  • Judaic Studies Scholar-in-Residence - Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, Director of Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish & Holocaust Studies, Emory University. "Holocaust Denial: A New Form of Anti-Semitism." Monday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. in Barone Campus Center's Oak Room Made possible by a gift from David and Edith Chaifetz of Fairfield, Conn. Complimentary admission, limited seating, Call Judaic Studies office at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066
  • Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lecture - Mia Farrow, award-winning actress, humanitarian, crusader against genocide in Darfur, children's rights activist, was ranked #24 in the 2008 Time magazine top 100 World's Most Influential People for her humanitarian work in Darfur. "With Knowledge Comes Power: The Darfur Crisis." Made possible by a gift from the Frank Jacoby Foundation. Monday, October 6 at 8 p.m. The Quick Center. Presented in conjunction with Open VISIONS Forum lectures series of University College at Fairfield University. Tickets required. $45 They may be purchased online at www.fairfield.edu/openvisions or by calling the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396.
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  • The Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies present General Wesley K. Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and author of "Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat." *In honor of Israel's 60th anniversary. "Strategic Leadership in the 21st Century." Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. The Quick Center tickets required. $35 Please call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. This lecture is sponsored through the generosity of Bank of America.
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  • Ruth Langer, associate professor of Jewish Studies in Theology, Department and Academic Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, Boston College. "People of the Book: The Bible in Jewish Life and Liturgy." Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Charles F. Dolan School of Business. Complimentary admission, limited seating. Call Judaic Studies office at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066
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  • Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Lecture in Judaic Studies by Dianne Ashton, professor of philosophy and religion; director of American studies, Rowan University. "Quick to the Party: Jews and the Americanization of Hanukkah." Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Charles F. Dolan School of Business. Made possible by a gift from the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation. Complimentary admission, limited seating. Call Judaic Studies office at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066

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Posted on July 25, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 17