Past Events

Thursday, April 30 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 12 2020 3:00 pm

Jessica Kirzane: Collaborative Digital Open Access Publishing and Community Building. In Geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 3:00 pm
Digital Humanities Lab, Golda Meir Library UWM
Editor-in-chief Jessica Kirzane will discuss how the journal’s born-digital platform and independent funding model open up new arenas for scholarly publishing and collaboration. Her talk will focus especially on the pedagogy section of the journal, which addresses the work many Yiddish Studies practitioners perform day in and day out.

Monday, November 18 2019 4:00pm & 7:00pm

Little White Lie: Conversation & Film Screening

November 18, 2019
As a Jewish woman of color, filmmaker, and outreach strategist, Lacey Schwartz has long been deeply engaged with issues of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in the Jewish community. Her film projects and advocacy work have helped make her a national leader on questions related to Jewish diversity.

Thursday, September 26 2019 7:00pm

2019 Faye Sigman “Woman of Valor” Lecture: The Magid Chronicles

Thursday, September 26, 7:00pm

Veretski Pass in collaboration with Joel Rubin proudly present The Magid Chronicles, an instrumental collection based on pieces collected by Sofia Magid. The concert combines archival work with new compositions, arrangements and improvisations. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 25 2019 7:00pm

2019 Faye Sigman “Woman of Valor” Lecture: The Making of the Magid Chronicles

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 pm

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Magid Chronicles. This presentation details the project’s development based on the field work of Sofia Magid, the Jewish ethnographer who worked intensively to document Jewish music in Belarus and Ukraine during Stalin’s regime in the 1920s and 30s. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 1 2019 3:00pm

Sarah Aroeste: The Sephardic Experience in Ladino Song: from Past to Present

Wednesday, May 1 2019, 3pm
International Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste weaves stories from her personal family history, together with son, in this multi-media presentation.

Wednesday, May 1 2019 7:00pm

Tsvey Brider – Anthony Russell and Dimitri Gaskin

Wednesday, May 1 2019, 7pm
Diverse idioms, styles and periods contrast and combine in Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers), creating contemporary, idiosyncratic and unique interpretations of music in the Yiddish language.

Tuesday, April 30 2019 7:00pm

Anthony Russell and Sarah Aroeste: Yiddish Meets Ladino

Tuesday, April 30 2019, 7pm
Ladino vocalist Sarah Aroeste and Yiddish vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell join forces to explore common themes and approaches in Ladino and Yiddish music.

Tuesday, April 9 2019 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Victoria Smolkin on Soviet Atheism

April 9, 2019
Join us for Historian Victoria Smolkin of Wesleyan University on Soviet Atheism. Smolkin is the author of the book, A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism.

Thursday, April 4 2019 7:00pm

Visiting Authors: Debra Caplan and Alyssa Quint

Thursday, April 4, 7:00pm
Boswell Book Company
Please join Professor Joel Berkowitz in conversation with Debra Caplan and Alyssa Quint for this celebration of two recent books by members of the Digital Yiddish Theater Project. Free and open to the public.