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March 11

From Medieval Mysteries to Modern Art & Poetry:
Enjoy Our Recent Programs at Your Leisure

Discover the Artist Book Inspired by the Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Gregg DrinkwaterBook artist and poet Rick Black presents his limited-edition artist book in conversation with Professor Gary A. Rendsburg, revealing its exquisite sculptural design, discussing his personal encounters with Amichai, and sharing the beautifully illuminated poems.

Watch the program here


A Medieval Mystery Unraveled

Tartakoff BookProfessor Paola Tartakoff, Chair of the Department of Jewish Studies, discusses her new book—shedding new light on the puzzling "Norwich Circumcision Case"—with a response by Professor David Shyovitz, Northwestern University.

Watch the program here

Read press coverage in the Jewish Standard here.


Film Discussion

Queen of HeartsOscar-winning director Deborah Shaffer discusses her recent film about world-renowned, trailblazing artist Audrey Flack.

Watch the film here
        Watch the discussion here


Presented by the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival;

Cosponsored by Mason Gross School of the Arts


A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

Fermaglich BookProfessor Kirsten Fermaglich, Michigan State University, discusses her most recent book, winner of the 2019 Saul Viener Book Prize awarded by the American Jewish Historical Society.


Watch the program here

Read press coverage in the Jewish Standard here.


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