Fairfield University's Center for Judaic Studies announces winter/spring programs


Dr. Ellen Umansky, director of Fairfield University's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, announces the Center's programs for the winter/spring 2002 season.

On Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies will host Stephen Dubner, author of Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family. The lecture, titled "A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Past," will take place in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University. Admission is free, but reservations are suggested since seating is limited. For reservations or information, call Judaic Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., acclaimed author James Carroll will speak at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts regarding "After Constantine's Sword: The Past, Present and Future of Jewish-Christian Relations." Carroll is author of the recent New York Times bestseller, Constantine's Sword, the Church and the Jews: A History. The lecture, sponsored by the Center as well as the Fairfield Alumni Association and the Departments of History and Religious Studies, is open to the general public. Admission is $10. For tickets, call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010.

The Center will present "An Evening With Madame F" on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. A musical with a dramatic performance by Claudia Stevens, the program focuses on the experiences of Fania Fenelon and other concentration camp musicians whose talents became the key to their survival. The event will be held in the Lawrence A. Wien Theatre in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Admission is free, but due to limited seating reservations are recommended. For reservations or information, call Judaic Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

On Wednesday, April 10 at 5 p.m., the Center will host a Holocaust Remembrance Service, featuring William Donat, Holocaust survivor and son of Alexander Donat, author of The Holocaust Kingdom, Death Camp Treblinka, and Jewish Resistance. The service will take place in the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola at Fairfield University. Admission is free, but due to limited seating reservations are recommended. Call Judaic Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

Dr. Chava Weissler, professor of Jewish Civilization at Lehigh University, will end the Center's season with two lectures: "Jewish Renewal: Revitalizing American Judaism" on Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business, and "Voices of the Matriarchs: Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women" on Tuesday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Canisius Hall, Room 15. The lectures, made possible through the generosity of David and Edith Chaifetz, are free, but due to limited seating reservations are necessary. Call Judaic Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

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Posted on February 9, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 145