Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies announces fall schedule



The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University has announced its fall schedule, which includes four engaging public lectures and a performance in honor of Daniel Pearl Music Days. Except where noted, events have complimentary admission. The events include:

  • Image: S Cohen"Changing Patterns of Jewish Identity in the United States" by Dr. Steven M. Cohen, professor of Jewish Policy, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Barone Campus Center Oak Room. Call the Bennett Center to reserve a seat: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066. This is the 2011 Judaic Studies Scholar-in-Residence Lecture. The event is made possible with a gift from David and Edith Chaifetz. Free admission.
  • "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin" with Dr. Timothy Snyder, Yale University. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Charles F. Dolan School of Business Dining Room. Call the Bennett Center to reserve a seat: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066. Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Undergraduate Program at Fairfield University with the Bennett Center. Free admission.
  • Performance in honor of Daniel Pearl Music Days, "Six13: A Night of Pop-Rock Jewish A Cappella," an engaging musical performance of new and classic Hebrew and English selections by an award-winning group from New York with a "beat-box style." Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.  Call the Bennett Center to reserve a seat: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066. Sponsored by the Bennett Center, Fairfield University. Free admission.
  • Image: Barry ScheckJacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lecture. "DNA Evidence and the Saving of Human Lives" with Attorney Barry C. Scheck, Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Innocence Project; Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Monday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m., Regina A Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are required. Please call the Quick Center Box Office, (203) 254-4000, ext. 4010. Made possible by a gift from the Frank Jacoby Foundation. Presented by the Bennett Center and the Open VISIONS Lecture Series.
  • Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Lecture in Judaic Studies. "Beyond the Battlefield: Jews and the Civil War" with Adam Mendelsohn, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston. Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Charles F. Dolan School of Business Dining Room. Call the Bennett Center to reserve a seat: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066. Made possible by a gift from the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.fairfield.edu/judaic/

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

Posted on August 9, 2011

Vol. 44, No. 14