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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Sunday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Wednesdays: 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.
Image: Commissar of War Trotsky as St. George, slaying the 'Counter-Revolution' Dragon. Soviet Calendar, 1920. Illustration by Viktor Deni
Tuesdays: March 2, 9, 16; 7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Jewish Countercultures: Remaking American Judaism, 1967–1990
Gregg Drinkwater, Reitman Visiting Professor.
Monday, 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.
Thursday, 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.