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Dec
3
Tue
Jewish field research 2019: theoretical and empirical framework @ Moscow, Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, and Institute of Slavic studies
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day
Jewish field research 2019: theoretical and empirical framework @ Moscow, Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, and Institute of Slavic studies

The conference will highlight issues related to the peculiarities of the organization of field research and work in modern Jewish communities of the post-Soviet space.

Organizers: Jewish Museum and tolerance center, Center of Slavic -Jewish Studies Of the Institute of Slavic studies RAS, Center “Sefer”

Venue: Jewish Museum and tolerance center; Institute of Slavic studies, 32 A Leninsky Prospekt, building B, auditorium 901

The specificity of the “Jewish” field will be discussed, and a review of new research in the field of Jewish archaeology, anthropology, folklore, linguistics, sociology and epigraphy will be held.

We will talk about the results of the summer season 2019, prospects and plans for new research.

At the end of the conference, participants will present new collections of articles and monographs based on field materials of recent years.

Entrance to the conference is strictly by registration.

If you have questions, contact sefer@sefer.ru

Feb
18
Tue
Jewish Brick and Mortar in the Russian Capital @ YIVO
Feb 18 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Jewish Brick and Mortar in the Russian Capital @ YIVO | New York | New York | United States

The Architectural Dialogue between the St. Petersburg Jewish Community and the Tsarist Metropolis

Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture in Eastern European Jewish Studies

In this lecture, Dr. Vladimir Levin will consider the uneasy relationship between the architectural oeuvre of the Jewish community and the capital city of the Russian Empire. Although concentrating on St. Petersburg, the talk will address questions and problems that many Jewish communities in European and American cities had to wrangle with. Every Jewish community that settled in a large or small city had to decide how to represent itself vis-à-vis that city, how prominent and visible should their representation should be; what are the ways to express Jewishness in the general cityscape and which means should be employed toward achieving this goal. The lecture will discuss how the Jews of St. Petersburg and their non-Jewish allies looked for a style that was best suited for marking their presence in the city, and how a unique convergence of architecture and manuscript illuminations was created to that end. 


About the Speaker

Dr. Vladimir Levin is the Director of the Center for Jewish Art at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Born in St. Petersburg, he holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University. He authored From Revolution to War: Jewish Politics in Russia, 1907-1914 (in Hebrew, 2016) and co-edited Synagogues in Lithuania: A Catalogue (2010-2012). In 2017 he co-authored with Sergey Kravtsov the book Synagogue in Ukraine: Volhynia, and currently works on the book of Jewish heritage in Siberia with Anna Berezin. He also published 120 articles and essays about social and political aspects of modern Jewish history in Eastern Europe, synagogue architecture and ritual objects, Jewish religious Orthodoxy, Jewish-Muslim relations, Jews and Jewish politics in Lithuania, Russian architecture in the Holy Land, history of East-European Jewish communities etc.

Dr. Levin headed numerous research expeditions to documents synagogues and other monuments of Jewish material culture in eastern and central Europe and lead several research projects in the field of Jewish Art, the most important of which is the creation of the Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art – the world’s largest digital depository of Jewish heritage.

Sep
6
Sun
Guided tour @ Jewish Cemetery of Haguenau
Sep 6 @ 14:00 – 18:00

The Jewish Cemetery of Haguenau is one of the oldest cemeteries in Alsace and has 3,200 graves, some  dating from the 17th century. 
The cemetery was enlarged in 1766 and 1872. During World War II, its walls and doors were gutted, and graves were also destroyed.

Two guided tours of the cemetery are organized as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture.

Places are limited, registration is required.

Sep
13
Sun
Guided tour @ Jewish Cemetery of Haguenau
Sep 13 @ 14:00 – 18:00

The Jewish Cemetery of Haguenau is one of the oldest cemeteries in Alsace and has 3,200 graves, some  dating from the 17th century. 
The cemetery was enlarged in 1766 and 1872. During World War II, its walls and doors were gutted, and graves were also destroyed.

Two guided tours of the cemetery are organized as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture.

Places are limited, registration is required.

Jan
31
Sun
27th International Conference on Jewish Studies @ Sefer Center Moscow
Jan 31 – Feb 2 all-day
27th International Conference on Jewish Studies @ Sefer Center Moscow

Center “Sefer” in cooperation with the Center for Slavic-Jewish studies the Institute of Slavic studies organizes the Twenty-seventh international conference on Jewish studies to be held in Moscow, 31 January – 2 February 2021

The conference program is expected to include sections reflecting traditional areas of Judaism (biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish thought, Jewish history of different periods, Judeo-Christian relations, the Holocaust, Israeli studies, languages and literature, art, Ethnology, demography, genealogy, museums and archives, etc.). Topics that allow for an interdisciplinary approach to research are welcome. Reports of graduate students and young researchers, as shown by the positive experience of the past few years, are included in the youth panels of the conference with the participation of specially invited debaters.

If you wish to propose a panel, please send its description in English and Russian to sefer@sefer.ru.

Graduate students and young researchers are invited to take part in the youth panels of the conference, moderated by the leading specialists in their fields of study.

Presentation of last year publications on Jewish studies will also take place.

Please complete the online application form not later than October 1, 2020

 

Feb
2
Tue
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event
Feb 2 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event

A series of three online talks by Dr. Anna Berezin and Dr. Vladimir Levin on Jews in Siberia and their material culture. 

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays, 2, 9, and 16 February 2021, at 20:00 Israel time (1 pm EST).

In order to register, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1916108823866/WN_lc1OUD4eSmScUFtx8aTt6g

 

 

Feb
9
Tue
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event
Feb 9 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event

A series of three online talks by Dr. Anna Berezin and Dr. Vladimir Levin on Jews in Siberia and their material culture. 

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays, 2, 9, and 16 February 2021, at 20:00 Israel time (1 pm EST).

In order to register, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1916108823866/WN_lc1OUD4eSmScUFtx8aTt6g

 

 

Feb
16
Tue
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event
Feb 16 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event

A series of three online talks by Dr. Anna Berezin and Dr. Vladimir Levin on Jews in Siberia and their material culture. 

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays, 2, 9, and 16 February 2021, at 20:00 Israel time (1 pm EST).

In order to register, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1916108823866/WN_lc1OUD4eSmScUFtx8aTt6g

 

 

Oct
18
Mon
A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990 @ online
Oct 18 @ 16:00 – 19:30
A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990 @ online

An international conference to officially launch the massive website and digital database of Jewish cemeteries in Turkey, A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990.  

The database and web site are a project of the The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center of Tel Aviv University. We wrote about it when it first went online last year as a beta version — though the site still says it’s in beta, the kinks that some users experienced appear to have been worked out, and we find it easy to search and use. 

Dedicated to the memory of  the oriental studies scholar Bernard Lewis, who died in 2018, the database is the culmination of decades of research by Prof. Minna Rozen (and others) and comprises digital images and detailed textual content of more than 61,000 Jewish gravestones from a variety of communities in Turkey from 1583 until 1990. Rozen’s onsite documentation of the cemeteries was carried out in 1988-1990. The material was digitized in the 1990s but until the web site was uploaded, it had not been publicly accessible.

Nov
4
Thu
Jewish Identity Engraved on Stones @ Zulfaris synagogue
Nov 4 – Nov 21 all-day
Jewish Identity Engraved on Stones @ Zulfaris synagogue | İstanbul | Turkey

The exhibition focuses on the archaeological findings that demonstrate a Jewish presence in what is now Turkey that goes back more than  2,500 years.

The exhibit includes photos, diagrams, information panels, a 3D reconstruction, and a video that document archaeological finds including inscriptions, gravestones, and the remains of ancient synagogues.

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