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Two UH Jewish Studies students get poetry published on Jewish feminist blog
Jewish Studies honors three students with 2019 achievement awards
Jewish Studies congratulates Dr. Caryn Tamber-Rosenau on her new book!
Women in Drag: Gender and Performance in the Hebrew Bible and Early Jewish Literature
JHV article: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Hurricane Harvey, the Mexico City Earthquake and the History of Jewish Houston. Read article
Jewish Studies is pleased to announce Dr. Giacchetti's new book on Eastern European Jews in France during the German occupation
Les déplacés: La diaspora juive est-européenne dans la France occupée Témoignages et combats
As part of its ongoing effort to promote Jewish Studies, CLASS will offer lectures throughout the academic year, drawing on its own talented faculty but also bringing notable scholars from around the world when possible. Upcoming lectures/films include:
October 1, 2018 | Marie Theresa Hernandez | Conversos: A Secreat Past
Time: 7:00 PM
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH)
3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT
MATCH Website: https://matchouston.org/events/2018/conversos-secret-past
Excellence in Jewish Studies Award
Joseph Godwin is the 2018-19 recipient of the Excellence in Jewish Studies Award. Mr. Godwin has been an exemplary student in Jewish Studies courses. His contributions to class discussions are always well-considered and valuable, and his written work is impressively researched and stylishly written. He also stands out for his enthusiastic participation in class projects.
In spring 2018, Mr. Godwin presented a research paper at the inaugural Texas Jewish Studies Research Triangle's Undergraduate Conference. His paper, "Scholarship on Cyrus the Great and the Restoration," analyzed conflicting biblical accounts of Cyrus the Great, a complicated topic, indeed. The presentation was very well received, and he admirably fielded questions from specialists in the field.
Joseph Godwin represents the ideal University of Houston Jewish Studies student: engaged, scholarly, thoughtful, and committed to the discipline.
Fulbright Opportunities in Israel - More information
February 5, 2018 | Ruby NamdarPresents: The Ruined House |
Time: 6: 00 p.m.
Where: McElhinneyHall, Rm: 108
November 16, 2017 | Jewish Studies program enriches UH’s diversity mission - Jewish Herald Voice
May 19, 2017 | Teaching a Bible That Matters #6: Dr. Caryn Tamber-Rosenau (University of Houston) - Maryville Seminar
February 1, 2016 | “Muslims, Jews, Frenchmen: A History of Complex Encounters” |Dr. Ethan Katz, Assistant Professor of History,University of Cincinnati
Location: Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion, UH M.D. Anderson Library | Time: 2-4 pm|
February 1, 2016 | BOOK READING AND DISCUSSION: "France's Muslim-Jewish Crisis: What History Tells” | Dr. Ethan Katz, Assistant Professor of History,University of Cincinnati
Location: Brazos Bookstore 2421 Bissonnet Houston, TX | Time: 7:00 PM
February 12, 2015 | Panel Discussion: Spirituality – The Next 50 Years | Download Flyer
November 17, 2014 | Marie Theresa Hernández presents her book: The Virgin of Guadalupe & the Conversos: Uncovering Hidden Influences from Spain to Mexico. Download Flyer
October 23, 2014 | Bernice Heilbrunn will be speaking on "One Hundred Years of Houston Jewish Cookbooks" at the Houston Hadassah meeting
July 20, 2014 | Bernice Heilbrunn spoke on "Jews in Germany Today" at Havurah (Congregation Beth Israel)
April 27, 2014 | Bernice Heilbrunn spoke on "One Hundred Years of Jewish Cookbooks" at Havurah (Congregation Brith Shalom)
February 20, 2014 |Spring 2014 Film Series: Campfire (2004)
November 19, 2013 | Dr. Pamela Patton Lecture
November 5, 6, 7, 2013 | The Daniel Horwitz lectures
October 27, 2013 | Jewish Women’s University for a Day (UH JS is a co sponsor)