Fairfield University's Bennett Center for Judaic Studies announces array of events for the public


Fairfield University's Bennett Center for Judaic Studies spring 2013 semester season of events offers an array of intriguing speakers. The events are free. A lecture about Jews and Black baseball in Jim Crow America opens the season, which gets underway Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. Other highlights include a staged reading of the right to free speech play "The Visitor" on Tuesday, March 19 at 8 p.m., and a talk by world-renowned photorealist painter and sculptor Audrey Flack on Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The annual Holocaust Remembrance Service on Wednesday, April 10 will feature the son of the last surviving member of the famed Jewish partisan brothers whose resistance to the Nazis inspired the 2008 acclaimed film "Defiance."

Directed by Ellen M. Umansky, Ph.D., the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies aims to enrich the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual life of the greater community through lectures, programs, and other special events.

For details about all the events, please see information below or visit fairfield.edu/judaic/index.html. For directions to campus, visit www.fairfield.edu.

Thurs. Feb. 21
Complimentary admission
7:30 p.m.
"Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball"
Dr. Rebecca T. Alpert, Associate Professor of Religion and Women's Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Co-Sponsored with the Judaic Studies and Black Studies Programs.
Limited seating
Call the Bennett Center at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066

Image: A FlackMon. Mar. 4
The Samuel and Bettie Roberts Memorial Lecture in Jewish Art
Complimentary admission
7:30 p.m.
"Facing Jewish Identity Through Images, Style, Color and Content"
Audrey Flack. Photorealist painter, and sculptor.
Quick Center for the Arts Kelley Theater
Limited seating
Call the Bennett Center at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066

Tues., Mar. 19
Complimentary admission
8 p.m.
Theater Performance: The Visitor
Staged reading of the play, The Visitor, by Carol K. Mack, based on an 1895 incident in NYC involving a German anti-Semite and the Jewish police officers who protected his right to free speech.
Directed by Dr. Martha LoMonaco. Co-sponsored with the American Studies Program.
Quick Center for the Arts Wien Experimental
Seating limited to 120
Call the Bennett Center Theater at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066

Wed. Apr. 10
Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service
Complimentary admission
4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Alan Bell, son of Aron (Bielski)
Bell, the last-surviving member of the Jewish partisan brothers whose resistance to the Nazis was the subject of the 2008 film "Defiance."
Co-sponsored with Campus Ministry and KADIMA
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Call the Bennett Center at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066

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

Posted on January 28, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 153