Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Rebecca Gratz: American Judaism’s First Female Philanthropist

Join us as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of theFemale Hebrew Benevolent SocietySusan McDonald will speak onRebecca Gratz: American Judaism’s First Female PhilanthropistMs. McDonald, a Rosenbach docent for over 30-years, will discuss Gratz’s charitable and educational work as well as the romantic legends that contributed to her success as a philanthropist.Small group … Read more

Panel: Looking Again at Louis Kahn

Louis I. Kahn was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, a Philadelphian, and a Russian Jewish immigrant. A panel of world experts explores Kahn’s long-term impact on American design as well as lesser-known aspects of his life and work, including his designs for private homes and a historic synagogue, and his … Read more

Religion and the Struggle for a Just World

Religion and the Global Future Lecturer: Rev. Greg Holston, POWER What role is religion playing in shaping the future of the globe? Is it making the world more or less dangerous? Can it help humanity address challenges like international conflict, climate change, and poverty? The goal of this lecture series is to explore these questions … Read more

Religion and the Future of American Democracy

Religion and the Global Future Lecturers: Michael Wear, Public Square Strategies, and John Dilulio, University of Pennsylvania What role is religion playing in shaping the future of the globe? Is it making the world more or less dangerous? Can it help humanity address challenges like international conflict, climate change, and poverty? The goal of this … Read more

Concrete Cities: New Brutalist Architecture in Great Britain and the United States

Please join us for a lecture by Anke Ortlepp,  titled Concrete Cities: New Brutalist Architecture in Great Britain and the United States. Anke Ortlepp is Professor at the University of Kassel     This is part of the Urban History Workshop series. Other sessions in this series: Kate Rosenblatt (Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University), Wednesday March 13 2:00 … Read more

Religion and the Future of Technology

Religion and the Global Future Lecturer: Jennifer Alexander, University of Minnesota What role is religion playing in shaping the future of the globe? Is it making the world more or less dangerous? Can it help humanity address challenges like international conflict, climate change, and poverty? The goal of this lecture series is to explore these … Read more

Religion and Climate Change

Religion and the Global Future Lecturer: Evan Berry, American University What role is religion playing in shaping the future of the globe? Is it making the world more or less dangerous? Can it help humanity address challenges like international conflict, climate change, and poverty? The goal of this lecture series is to explore these questions … Read more