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January 21

Spring Programs 2021

We are pleased to present a variety of exciting virtual public talks and mini-courses this spring. Please visit the Bildner Center website for more details and to register.

Public Talks

Queen of HeartsThursday, February 11, at 4:00 p.m.
Film Talk Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

Photorealist painter and feminist trailblazer Audrey Flack joins Academy Award-winning director Deborah Shaffer to discuss the recent documentary film that explores her life and art. Watch the film and then participate in our discussion. Presented in partnership with the non-profit Princeton Garden Theatre.

Registration and film ticket information here.

Tartakoff BookWednesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m.
Conversion, Circumcision, and Ritual Murder: A Medieval Mystery, Unraveled

Paola Tartakoff, Chair, Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, with response by David Shyovitz, Northwestern University.

Register here.

Amichai WindowsSunday, March 7, at noon
The Amichai Windows

Book artist and poet Rick Black showcases his limited-edition artist book, which illuminates the poetry of modern Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai.

Register here.

Shandler BookMonday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m.
Yiddish: Biography of a Language

Jeffrey Shandler, Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, in conversation with literary scholar Joshua Lambert, Wellesley College.

Register here.


Soviet JewryWednesdays: February 3, 10, 17; 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Tevye’s Descendants: A Short History of Soviet Jewry

Jonathan Dekel-Chen, Bildner Visiting Scholar.

Register here.

Image: Commissar of War Trotsky as St. George, slaying the 'Counter-Revolution' Dragon. Soviet Calendar, 1920. Illustration by Viktor Deni

Reb ZalmanTuesdays: March 2, 9, 16; 7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Jewish Countercultures: Remaking American Judaism, 1967–1990

Gregg Drinkwater, Reitman Visiting Professor.

Register here.

Community Programs

Sinkoff bookMonday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Writing a Life: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, Immigrant Daughter and Holocaust Historian

Nancy Sinkoff, Bildner Center Academic Director, delivers an online talk for Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick. Fee required.

More information here.

Past Program

Fermaglich BookThursday, January 14
A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

Kirsten Fermaglich, Michigan State University

This event has passed, but the event recording is available here.

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