News from The Louchheim School of Judaic Studies

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Louchheim School of Judaic Studies provides a broad range of courses taught by our faculty for undergraduate students at our partner and neighboring institution, the University of Southern California.

The Louchheim School of Judaic Studies faculty hosted Professor Dr. Michael Hagemeister of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, on Monday, September 12 at 3:30 pm at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles. Dr. Hagemeister shared his research on Sergei Nilus, the first publisher of the Russian anti-Semitic treatise The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and the impact of the Protocols on the history of anti-Semitism.  Professor Dr. Michael Hagemeister was in Los Angeles for the International Feuchtwanger Conference, hosted by USC, which brings in scholars from around the world to discuss German-Jewish émigré writer Leon Feuchtwanger.  Leah Hochman, Director of the Louchheim School of Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought, chaired the panel discussion, "Other Perspectives," at the conference. Click here for further information.

The Louchheim School of Judaic Studies is hosting an event in conjunction with the Foundation for Jewish Culture and Grand Performances, a concert and exhibition venue in Los Angeles. Dr. Galeet Dardashti will perform Monajat (Fervent Prayer), which is inspired by the poetic prayers of Selihot, recited during the month preceding Jewish New Year as means of deep reflection and spiritual preparation.  The next day, on Monday, September 26, she will give a lecture at USC called “Sing Us A Mawal: The Politics of Culture Brokering Palestinian-Israeli Musicians in Israel.”  Click here for further information.

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Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu