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The Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute
for Jewish Studies

Conferences and Events

Hosting special events and conferences for the entire campus community allows the Glazer Institute to reach a wider audience and to attract a diverse and distinguished assembly of speakers to discuss some of the most challenging topics of the day. Discussing controversial issues in a respectful atmosphere has allowed audience members not only to better understand the facets of the topic, but also to learn from the example of panelists who respect differences while remaining faithful to their own traditions and ideals. 

Fall 2013 Events

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Spring 2013 Events

Rabbi Judith HaLevy + Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
January 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 7pm, PLC 125
"Future of Religion Series: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam"

Future of Religion

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Professor Jonathan Fine (IDC)
February 8th at 10am, Fireside Room
"The Arab Spring: Between Hopes and Challenges"

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Professor Aryeh Cohen (AJU)
February 12th at 4pm, PLC 125
"A History of the Sabbath According to Classical Texts"

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Professor Zev Garber (LAVC)
February 19th at 4pm, PLC 125
"The Jewish Jesus and the Challenge to the Church and the Synagogue"
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Professor Michael Berenbaum (AJU)
February 21st at 4pm, Elkins
"What we know and don't yet know about the Holocaust"

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Eric Roth
Oscar-Winning Screenwriter, March 6th at 4pm, Elkins
"Remembering Munich"
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Dr. Marilyn Lundberg (USC)

March 14th at 4pm, Elkins
"Ancient Judaism and Modern Technologies"
Dr. Marilyn Lundberg

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Professor William Schniedewind
(UCLA)
March 19th at 4pm, PLC 125
"Biblical Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls"

Professor William Schniedewind



Dr. Saba Soomekh

April 2nd at 4pm, PLC 125
"From the Shahs to Los Angeles:
Iranian Jewish History and Immigration to America"

Dr. Saba Soomekh

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Museum of Tolerance

Tour and Survivor Testimony, April 3rd at 11am

Museum of Tolerance



Matisyahu

Live Concert with Judaic Cultural Awareness Club, April 7th, Firestone Fieldhouse
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Professor Elliot Dorff
(AJU)
April 9th at 4pm, Surfboard Room (Payson Library)
"Religion in the Public Square: Jewish Civic Engagement"

Professor Elliot Dorff

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Professor Howard Wettstein
(UCR)
April 11th at 4pm, Elkins
"Religious Life, Religious Thought, and Philosophy"

Professor Howard Wettstein

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