January 28, 2022

Upcoming Virtual Events

Please register here  for all events. Zoom links will be sent at least 24 hours prior to the event via email.

January 19, 2022

7:00-8:00 pm EST 

The Sandra Seltzer Silberman HBI Conversations Series

Drawing inspiration from Harry Kemelman’s “Rabbi Small” series of the 1960s and 1970s, author Rachel Sharona Lewis (Brandeis ’09) brings us fiction’s newest sleuth, the queer young Rabbi Vivian. When the Beth Abraham synagogue is burned down, the thoughtful bold rabbi works both inside and outside of the synagogue community to solve the case, illuminating the contrasting realities of lives across the city and challenging biases along the way.

Available now at Bookshop, Amazon, or your local bookseller.

Co-Sponsor: The Brandeis Alumni Association

January 30, 2022

1:00-2:00 pm EST

HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

The Jewish Heritage Alliance and their participating co-hosting partners will present “Sefarad: Hidden Legacies Uncovered,” a webinar that will explore the unfolding drama endured by the crypto-Jews, those that were forced to convert to Catholicism during years of persecution and massacres.

This webinar will host a conversation focusing on the journey of those who chose to keep their identity secret and the consequences their decisions produced. Our speakers will take us on a journey across the generations so you may learn how this crypto-Jewish identity has been understood in the Americas, including in the present day. We will explore these legacies of Sefarad through the lens of history, literature, and music.

This program is being presented by Jewish Heritage Alliance in partnership with ANU Museum of the Jewish People,the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, the American Sephardi Federation’s Institute of Jewish Experience, Fundación HispanoJudía, EJCC European Jewish Community Center,University of Miami (Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and the George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies), the Jewish Learning Channel, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Kulanu and Reconectar.

January 31, 2022

12:30-2:00 pm EST

Launch Event for NASHIM Issue 37

HBI is delighted to launch Issue 37, dedicated to the study of Jewish feminist ethnographies. Learn more about the event details and speakers. 

Co-Sponsor: Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

February 7, 2022

12:00-1:30 pm EST

We will show the 20-minute film, “Nobody Told Me”: The Loss of Family Through the Eyes of Wanda Albinska, a Child Holocaust Survivor from Warsaw and then hear from Dr. Joanna Michlic, about  the history of Jewish parents and children in Poland during and after the Holocaust, including the ways Jewish child survivors have dealt with the loss of their parents, and the impact of that loss on the second generation.

Q&A with Tali Nates, Joanna Michlic and Luc Albinska, the son of Wanda Albinska, featured in the film.

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