Fairfield University's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies announces winter and spring 2009 events


Fairfield University's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies has announced its winter and spring 2009 schedule. Events are free and open to the public. They include lectures from noted academics, Holocaust survivor Miriam Merzbacher-Blumenthal, and artist Melissa Shiff. Please note that all events take place on the Fairfield University campus. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat for any event, call the Bennett Center at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

Thurs. Feb. 12*
"Black-Jewish Relations: Why Should Americans Care?"
Cheryl Greenberg, Ph. D., Professor of History, Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
*Note: new date
7:30 p.m.
Charles F. Dolan School of Business

Mon. Mar. 16
"The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe"
Albert Berry, Photojournalist and documentary film producer.
7:30 p.m.
Charles F. Dolan School of Business

Mon. Mar. 30
Third Annual Lecture in Jewish-Christian Engagement: "Benedict XVI and the Jews: Change or Continuity?"
John Pawlikowski, O.S.M., professor of Ethics and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois.
Co-sponsored with the Center for Catholic Studies of Fairfield University.
8:00 p.m.
Charles F. Dolan
School of Business

Tues. Apr. 21
Holocaust Remembrance Service: Featured speaker - Holocaust survivor Miriam Merzbacher-Blumenthal of Greenwich, Conn.
Co-sponsored with Campus Ministry and KADIMA, Fairfield University's undergraduate Jewish student organization.
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Egan Chapel

Thurs. Apr. 23*
Samuel and Bettie Roberts Lecture in Jewish Art: Melissa Shiff, artist, specializing in Jewish myths, symbols and rituals "Confessions of a Practicing Jewish Artist."
*New date/time
8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Samuel and Bettie Roberts Memorial Endowment Fund.
Charles F. Dolan School of Business

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 22, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 169