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Eighteen Tiny Treasures from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection Opening

Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:00–3:00 p.m. in the Skirball Museum

This exhibition features 18 diverse miniature objects, each of which shows the remarkable artistry that goes into the making of diminutive Judaica. The opening will include artmaking and activities for the young and young at heart. The exhibition continues through December 18, 2016.

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Fotofocus Exhibition Opening 12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman

Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:30–8:00 p.m. in the Skirball Museum

In 1981 and 1983, James Friedman traveled to Europe to photograph 12 Nazi concentration camps. His full color, large format photographs are unsettling and startling, juxtaposing hallowed ground with modern reality. This exhibition and related programs are presented in partnership with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. The exhibition continues through January 29, 2017. Learn More >

 

Meet James Friedman

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00–2:00 p.m. in Mayerson Hall

Join us for a Lunch and Learn with artist, James Friedman. A light lunch will be followed by an informal gallery talk.

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The Best Things Come in Small Packages: Eighteen Tiny Treasures

Thursday, November 3, 2016 Noon in Mayerson Hall

Please join us for a slide talk and gallery walk with museum director, Abby Schwartz. Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll provide dessert and beverages.

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Stories of Survival: Art as Resistance

Wednesday, November 17, 2016 7:00 p.m. in Mayerson Hall

Holocaust survivors Michael Kraus and Frank Grunwald survived Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Mauthausen concentration camps. In fact, they survived it together. Both men expressed their experience through art; Kraus through sketches and writing and Grunwald through drawings and film. Join The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, in partnership with the Skirball Museum of HUC-JIR, as we reunite Michael and Frank to discuss how art was used as a tool for resistance before, during and after the Holocaust. 12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman will be open for viewing before and after the program.

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Israel Public Diplomacy Forum

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:40–1:40 p.m. in Mayerson Hall

Please join us for a Lunch and Learn presented by Professor Eytan Gilboa, a world-renowned expert on international communications, public diplomacy, and U.S. policy in the Middle East. The Israel Public Diplomacy Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization established to advance international understanding of Israel and the Middle East. A light lunch will be provided.

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The Poverty, Welfare, and Religion Symposium: Toward Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

Sunday–Tuesday, December 4–6, 2016 Sunday 2:00–8:00 p.m.; Monday 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Tuesday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at selected locations on campus

This three-day symposium for academics, clergy and service providers is sponsored by the Dr. Norma K. and Donald J. Stone Fund of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Center for Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues and is presented in partnership with Jewish Family Service. 

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The Holocaust and Popular Culture

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:00–9:00 p.m. in Mayerson Hall

How has popular culture shaped Holocaust memory? Join panelists Dr. Brett Ashley Kaplan, Dr. Gary Weissman, and James Friedman as they explore the ways in which music, the media, art forms such as photography, television, and the performing arts have addressed the subject of the Holocaust. The panel will take place against the backdrop of the exhibition 12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman. Join Mr. Friedman for an informal gallery talk following the program. Presented in partnership with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education.

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History, Broadway Style!

Sunday, December 11, 2016 4:00 p.m. in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

From famous people to infamous moments, the middle ages to World War II, Charlemagne to Alexander Hamilton, Broadway has told our history in song and story. Join our talented rabbinical and graduate students in a concert version of History 101!

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The Hare with the Amber Eyes: Eighteen Tiny Treasures 

Thursday, December 15, 2016 Noon in Mayerson Hall

Jill Beitz, manager, Clifton Branch of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, will lead a book discussion on The Hare with the Amber Eyes. Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll provide dessert and beverages.

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International Holocaust Rememberance Day

Sunday, January 29, 2017 4:00 p.m. in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

Senator Mark Leno, the first elected gay man to serve in the State Senate of California, will be the guest speaker. He is the former Vice Mayor of San Francisco and was the primary fundraiser for the LGBT exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

1:30–3:30 p.m. in Mayerson Hall

This day of remembrance is the final opportunity to see the Skirball’s FotoFocus exhibition, 12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman. The exhibition and related programs are presented in partnership with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. 

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 Shirei Olam Yehudi - Songs of the Jewish World

Sunday, February 26, 2017 4:00 p.m. in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

Please join us at a concert of hazzanut/cantorial, Yiddish, and contemporary classical Jewish music, featuring guest artist Cantor Richard Cohn, Director of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, HUC-JIR New York, and Cantor Yvon F. Shore, Director of Liturgical Arts and Music, HUC-JIR Cincinnati. Take a musical tour through the art of the Cantor and the music of the Jewish people. This concert is sponsored by the Rabbi Charisse Kranes Fund.

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