Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies announces fall schedule

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Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies announces fall schedule

Fairfield University’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies has announced its fall 2014 event season, which begins Monday‌, October 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with a lecture by Dr. Debórah Dwork, director of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Events also include a Daniel Pearl World Music Day concert by Klezmer-rock band, Golem; a lecture entitled “Yentl: From Yeshiva Boy to Syndrome;” and a talk by Caryl M. Stern of UNICEF.

With the exception of the Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lecture, all events are free.

A goal of the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies is to enrich the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual life of Fairfield University and the greater community through lectures, programs, and other special events.

The Bennett Center’s fall 2014 schedule is as follows:

“Creativity in the Midst of Catastrophe: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe”

Dr. Debórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History, and director of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University.
Monday‌, October 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business Dining Room, free. Please call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066, to reserve a seat as space is limited.

“Yentl: From Yeshiva Boy to Syndrome”
Dr. Pamela S. Nadell, Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History, and chair of the Department of History at American University.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business Dining Room, free. Please call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066, to reserve a seat as space is limited.

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert - Golem: A Klezmer rock band featuring Yiddish and Eastern European music with a contemporary edge
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, free. No tickets are required but call the Bennett Center at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066 to reserve a seat.

“A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide”
Dr. Alon Confino, professor of history at the University of Virginia and Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business Dining Room, free. Please call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066, to reserve a seat as space is limited.

“I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World's Children” –The Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lecture
Caryl M. Stern, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 8 p.m. Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. This event is co-sponsored with Open VISIONS Forum. Funded by the Frank Jacoby Foundation. Tickets required – Single ticket cost is $45: Please call the Quick Center box office at ( 203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com

“Whose Heroes? Hollywood Portrayals of the Bible”
Dr. Adele Reinhartz, professor of classics and religious studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business Dining Room, free. Please call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066, to reserve a seat as space is limited.

For more information about the Bennett Center and the events listed, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066 or visit http://www.fairfield.edu/academics/schoolscollegescenters/academiccenters/carlanddorothybennettcenterforjudaicstudies/lectures/.

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