December 10, 2018

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at AJS

HBI is proud to see so many of our Research Associates (RA), Scholars in Residence (SIRS) and former interns presenting research at the annual Association for Jewish Studies Conference. If you are at AJS, please consider attending the discussions involving HBI alumni.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

 

New Perspectives on Jewish Resistance: Reconsidering the Holocaust, panel

10:00 to 11:30am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Cityview 1 Ballroom

Lenore J. Weitzman, Jewish Book Council, 2008 HBI SIR:  The Untold Story of the Kashariyot: Jewish Women Undercover Agents on the Aryan Side

Potpourri: Modern Literature, Aesthetics and Politics in Europe, panel

10:00 to 11:30am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Waterfront 3 Ballroom

Ilan Fuchs, Ariel University, HBI Research Associate, Spiritual Socialism and Poalei Agudat Yisrael Left: An Orthodox Interpretation to Socialism

Fragmented Experience: Toward a Poetics of Trauma and Melancholia, panel

10:00 to 11:30am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Skyline Room

Susan Ellen Shapiro, UMass Amherst, 2009 HBI SIR

How Jews think about being Jewish: Three Perspectives, panel

12:30 to 2:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Harborview 3 Ballroom

Lindsey Jackson, Concordia University, 2017 HBI Graduate Intern, Every male among you shall be circumcised? How Millennial Jews are Questioning, Challenging, and Adapting the Ritual of Circumcision

Negotiating the Limits of the Zionist Collective, panel

12:30 to 2:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Cambridge 2

Lilach Rosenberg, 2007 HBI SIR, Mixed Families in Israel in the 1950s and the Formation of Israeli Society: A View from Below

New Approaches to Hebrew Literature, panel

December 16, 12:30 to 2:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Backbay 2 Complex

Orian Zakai, George Washington University, 2013 HBI SIR, The Gates of Gaza: Gender, Ethnicity and Space in a Forgotten Novel

Making the “Plan B” the New “Plan A”: Strategies & Advice for Entering Careers Outside of the Tenure Track, roundtable

December 16, 12:30 to 2:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Federal 2 Complex, Emily Sigalow, UJA Federation of NY, 2014 HBI SIR

 

Mon, December 17

 

The Role of Emotions and the Nature of Emotional Life in Jewish Mystical Tradition, seminar

8:30 to 10:00am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Waterfront 2 Ballroom

(also, see Tue, December 18, 12:45 to 2:15pm)

Ruth Kaniel Kara-Ivanov, Haifa University, 2012 HBI SIR, Shame and Clothing in the Zoharic Myth

Potpourri: Israeli Public Politics & Performance, panel

8:30 to 10:00am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Cityview 1 Ballroom

Shayna Weiss, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, 2007  HBI intern

Jewish Studies in the Age of Trump, roundtable

8:30 to 10:00am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Commonwealth Complex,

Rachel Gordan, University of Florida, 2015 HBI SIR and Research Associate

“A Part” or “Apart:” Research on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Jewish Life

10:30am to 12:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Skyline Room

Moderator: Rachel Minkin, Brandeis University, former intern academic advisor

Roundtable on Feminism, Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism

10:30am to 12:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Cambridge 2

Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, HBI Director, and members of HBI’s study group on Feminism, Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism: Janet L. Freedman, UMass Dartmouth, Debra Renee Kaufman, Professor Emerita and Matthews Distinguished University Professor, Northeastern University, Judith Rosenbaum, Jewish Women’s Archive, Marla Brettschneider, University of New Hampshire, Joyce Antler, Brandeis University

Placing Childhood: Jewish Youth and Space in the 20th Century, panel

10:30am to 12:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Backbay 1 Complex

Melissa R. Klapper, Rowan University, 2015 HBI SIR

The Past, Present, and Future of American Jewish Studies, roundtable

1:15 to 2:45pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Harborview 2 Ballroom

Rachel Gordan, University of Florida, 2015 HBI SIR and Research Associate

Contemporary Halakhic Discourse in Israel, panel

1:15 to 2:45pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Federal 2 Complex

Avishalom Westreich, College of Law and Business, 2016 HBI SIR

Marriage Annulment – from Bastards (MAMZERIM) to Chained Wives (AGUNOT): Revolution and Creativity in Israeli Rabbinical Court Rulings

Pioneering Franco-Jewish/Sephardic History: Celebrating the Scholarship of Frances Malino, roundtable

1:15 to 2:45pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Beacon Hill 2 & 3

Alma Rachel Heckman, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008 HBI intern

Legal Resistance and Non-Compliance in Babylonian Talmudic Sources, panel

3:00 to 4:30pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Federal 1 Complex

Aviva Richman, NYU, 2005 HBI Intern

“Shall She Die Rather than Sin?” Sexual Coercion and Legal (Non)Compliance in Bavli SUGYOT

Reshaping American Jewish Womanhood: How #MeToo, Renewal, and LILITH Inform Gender, Identity, and the Body, panel

Keren R. McGinity, Hebrew College Shoolman School of Graduate Education, 2011 HBI SIR and Research Associate

Un-partnered: The Meaning of Being Single Jewish Women in America, 1976-Present

Digital Jewish Culture: From Documentation to Interpretation, panel

3:00 to 4:30pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Harborview 3 Ballroom

Chair, Rachel Beth Gross, San Francisco State University, 2007 HBI Intern

Jewish Troubles in the Sephardic Atlantic World

3:00 to 4:30pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Waterfront 2 Ballroom, lightning session

Julia R. Lieberman, Saint Louis University, 2008 HBI SIR

The Troubling Biography of Abraham Pass: a Young Jewish Criminal Executed at Tyburn

Racial, Ethnic and National Identity Construction among Latin American Jews, roundtable

3:00 to 4:30pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Beacon Hill 2 & 3

Chair/Discussant:

Judit Bokser-Liwerant, Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, UNAM, Distinguished Visiting Professor, HUJI, HBI Board of Advisors

Dalia Wassner, HBI Research Associate, director of the HBI Project of Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

Gina Malagold, 2017 HBI Graduate Intern

Graduate Student Lightning Session: Modern American Jewish History

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Federal 1 Complex

Samantha Pickette, Boston University, 2018 HBI Graduate Intern

Suffering, Stereotypes, and Psychosis:  The Representation of Jewish Femininity in CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigrant Experience in Europe, Israel and the United States, seminar

5:00 to 6:30pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Waterfront 1 Ballroom

Tue, December 18, 10:15 to 11:45am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Waterfront 1 Ballroom

Larissa Remennick, Bar-Ilan University, 2004-05 HBI SIR

Shifting Positions: The Power of the Self in Jewish Memory, Ritual, and Law, roundtable

5:00 to 6:30pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Backbay 1 Complex

Rabbi Gail Labovitz, American Jewish University, 2017 HBI SIR,  will consider how scholarship impacts how we live out our religious lives.

 

Tue, December 18

 

Queer Jewish Studies: The State of the Field, roundtable

8:30 to 10:00am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Beacon Hill 1 Complex

S.J. Crasnow, Rockhurst University, 2018 HBI SIR

Reframing Normative Judaism: Queer Jewish Ritual in the United States, panel

10:15 to 11:45am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Cambridge 2

S.J. Crasnow, Rockhurst University, 2018 HBI SIR, Creating a Trans-Affirming Judaism: The Art and Ritual of Nicki Green

Crossing the Great Divide. Looking at the US from the North of the Border, panel

10:15 to 11:45am, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Harborview 2 Ballroom

Chantal Ringuet, 2016 HBI SIR and Research Associate

The Role of Emotions and the Nature of Emotional Life in Jewish Mystical Tradition, seminar

12:45 to 2:15pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Waterfront 2 Ballroom

Ruth Kaniel Kara-Ivanov, Haifa University, 2012 HBI SIR, Shame and Clothing in the Zoharic Myth

Jews on TV: Exploring Representations of Jewish Identity on American and Israeli Screens, roundtable

12:45 to 2:15pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Amphitheater, roundtable

Jessica Leigh Carr, Lafayette College, 2015 HBI SIR

Jewish Women and Autobiographical Acts, panel

12:45 to 2:15pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Harborview 2 Ballroom

Chantal Ringuet, 2016 Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, 2016 HBI SIR, Research Associate, Urban and Picturesque : Kadya Molodowsky and Rokhl Korn’s imaginary landscapes

Lori Harrison-Kahan, Boston College, 2016 HBI SIR, “A Jewish Girlhood in Old San Francisco”: Harriet Lane Levy and the Autobiographical Tradition

American Judaism and the “Unity” Impulse, panel

12:45 to 2:15pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Cambridge 2

Geraldine Gudefin, Brandeis University, 2016 HBI SIR, Disciplining the Marital Practices of Jewish Immigrants: Attempts at Centralization in The United States and France

Rethinking Hebrew Literary Modernity Through Dvora Baron, panel

2:30 to 4:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Cambridge 1

Orian Zakai, George Washington University, 2013 HBI SIR

Works in Progress Group in Jewish Studies, panel

2:30 to 4:00pm, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Backbay 1 Complex

Alma Rachel Heckman, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008 HBI intern

The Growth of the Left in Morocco, Demographic Upheaval and Jewish Reactions

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