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JJ STREAMING GUIDE

April 18-25

Jewish Journal wants to keep you educated and informed. We offer our Curated Streaming Guide to provide readers with easy access to Jewish interest educational opportunities around the world. To submit an event, please email lisas@jewishjournal.com

Thursday, April 18

A CONVERSATION WITH JEWISH AND ARAB TEENS FROM ISRAEL

Join us for a conversation with Jewish and Arab Teens from Israel who are participating in an initiative sponsored by Writers Matter in Philadelphia, Debate for Peace in Israel, and Heart of a Nation in Washington, DC.  April 18, 2:00 pm, PT.  Free.  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2517112225604/WN_yr40OqzQR6mKTlBQzIEt_A#/registration

ENCOUNTERS WITH JUDEO-SPANISH CULTURE IN THE MENA & BEYOND

In its twelfth consecutive year, the ucLADINO conference continues to advocate for the preservation of Ladino language and culture in the Judeo-Spanish diaspora.  The theme for this year’s ucLADINO conference,  Encounters with Judeo-Spanish Culture in the MENA and Beyond, seeks to highlight the ways in which Judeo-Spanish speakers (including but not limited to Haketia and Ladino) came into contact with neighboring languages and cultures throughout its dynamic history.  We conceptualize Judeo-Spanish encounters as moments of discovery, dialogue, and/or interaction.  The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Yaëlle Azagury.  April 18, 9:00 am, PT.  Free.  https://levecenter.ucla.edu/event/ucladino2024/

MIRYEML

Tea Arciszewska’s Miryeml, previously lauded as a poignant tribute to the Holocaust’s child victims, has been brought to English readers for the first time.  Arciszewska, an influential figure in prewar Warsaw’s Yiddish cultural scene, crafted Miryeml over decades, with its first publication in 1958.  The play, celebrated by Yiddish critics, intertwines historical events and Jewish folklore, centering on children’s responses to trauma.  Recognized for its modernist approach, Miryeml challenges conventional notions of Yiddish theatre.  Directed by Caraid O’Brien, a rehearsed reading in Sonia Gollance‘s translation promises to bring this significant work to new audiences.  April 18, 4:00 pm, PT.  $15.  https://yivo.org/Miryeml

Friday, April 19

WHO KNOWS ONE?

“Echad Mi Yodeya” is so much more than a children’s nursery rhyme.  It is a deep meditation on the challenge of Jewish survival and relates to an earlier part of the Haggadah in surprising ways.  This class will give you a whole new perspective to explore on Seder night.  Join us as we explore the surprising origin of “Echad Mi Yodeya” and the eternal debate about Jewish survival. Led by LSJS Dean Rabbi Dr. Raphael Zarum.  April 21, 10:00 am, PT.  Free.  https://mailchi.mp/58b4942ec2b1/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5927320

Thursday, April 25

THE NEW WORLD OF ANTI-ZIONISM AND ANTISEMITISM ON CAMPUS WITH SARAH BREGER AND SHARON NAZARIAN

Some universities have experienced anti-Israel protests and a spike in antisemitism since October 7, leading to tensions between donors and administrations, concerns about student safety, and the canceling of speakers and events related to Israel because of the threats and fear associated with such programs.  Join Moment editor Sarah Breger for a conversation with Dr. Sharon Nazarian, former ADL Senior Vice President in International Affairs, and an academic at UCLA, about the impact anti-Zionism and antisemitism is having on academia and the implications it will have for Jewish life on campus in the future.  Nazarian experienced firsthand the difficulties teaching students about antisemitism and discussing Israel: Just days prior to October 7, she launched a new course at UCLA —The Globalization of Antisemitism: A Survey of Transnational Trends—on understanding antisemitism through a global lens.  This program is part of a Moment series on antisemitism supported by the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.  April 25, 9:00 am, PT.  Free.  https://momentmag75.ticketleap.com/sharon-nazarian/dates/Apr-25-2024_at_1200PM

VIRTUAL TENEMENT TOUR

Join us for a specialized virtual program examining what made the influenza pandemic of 1918 so devastating and how New York City’s government and residents responded to the global health crisis.  Through the story of Sarah and Jacob Burinescu, immigrants from Russia and Romania, and their children, we’ll examine parallels between the 1918 influenza pandemic and our own recent experiences with COVID-19 and consider how we might remember these events in the years to come.  April 25, 3:30 pm, PT.  Free.  https://tickets.tenement.org/events/018e9b6a-8143-2909-4937-7413eda8e122

THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST AFTER OCTOBER 7

The Hamas attacks on October 7 and the subsequent war in Gaza upended political relations across the Middle East, with important implications for Israel’s security and American foreign policy.  Join Jeffrey Herbst, President of American Jewish University, and Greg Treverton, former chair of the National Intelligence Council for an important discussion on Middle East Geopolitics.  April 25, 12:00 pm, PT.  Free.  https://open.aju.edu/event/the-geopolitics-of-the-greater-middle-east-after-october-7/

JEWISH ART RESTITUTION TODAY

During the last two decades there has been a growing determination to restore works of art that were plundered by the Nazis during WWII.  This lecture will examine the possible reasons for this shift in awareness, based on Sophia Berry‘s personal experience and research in connection with the remarkable case of the restitution of the painting by Jozef Israëls (Dutch, 1824–1911) titled “From Darkness to Light.” April 25, 10:00 am, PT.  Free.  https://mailchi.mp/e4ffca488a25/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5927344

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