The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies hosts faculty/graduate student colloquia
with local and visiting scholars.

2017- 2018

November 8, 2017
"Israel at a Crossroads: The View from 30,000 Feet”
Dan Ben-David, Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University

November 20, 2017
“One Jew, Two Opinions: The Social Role of Responsa in the Medieval Islamic World”
Phil Lieberman, Vanderbilt University
(Co-sponsored by MENA)

January 22, 2018
“Performance and Text in Jewish Ritual”
Yair Lipshitz, Tel Aviv University
(Co-sponsored by Religious Studies)

February 12, 2018
“The Forgotten Pioneer: Jean Carroll, the First Jewish Female Comedian”
Grace Kessler Overbeke, PhD Candidate, Theatre, Northwestern University

March 13, 2018
“Consumption and the Economic Turn in Jewish History: When Women Disappeared”
Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota

April 12, 2018
“Violence and the Politics of Identity in Ancient Jewish Literature”
Yonatan Miller, University of Toledo

May 3, 2018
“Towards a Social History of Medieval Jewish Marriage: Individuals and Communities”
Elisheva Baumgarten, Hebrew University
(Co-sponsored by Medieval Studies)

May 31, 2018
“Sephardic Religious Revival in Israel”
Joseph Ringel, Northwestern University


May 22, 2017
“The Wandering Jew between the Middle Ages and Modernity”
Galit Hasan-Rokem, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

March 3, 2017
"Yiddish Drama & the Aftermath of the Holocaust"
Joel Berkowitz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

February 13, 2017
“Media and Collective Memory in Israel and Beyond"
Noam Tirosh, Ben Gurion University

February 1, 2017 
“The Talmud and the Two-Headed Man”
Sarah Wolf, PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University

January 9, 2017
"Sins of the Parents in Rabbinic and Early Christian Literature"
Dov Weiss, University of Illinois

December 12, 2016 
“Composing a New Self: Assimilation and German-Jewish Identity in Post-Emancipation Musical Circles”
Amanda Ruppenthal Stein, PhD candidate at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University