Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 2:00 pm
15th Annual John C. Livingston Memorial Lecture in American Jewish History
The Whipping Man at The Curious Theatre Company
As part of the 15th Annual John C. Livingston Memorial Lecture in American Jewish History, RMJHS will sponsor a theater party and talk back for The Whipping Man at the Curious Theatre. "In the aftermath of the Civil War, a Jewish Confederate soldier returns home to discover two of his former slaves living in the ruins of his family's once grand plantation. Bound together by faith, they reunite to celebrate Passover and confront their past, present and future. The Whipping Man is a hauntingly powerful drama about newfound freedom and the painful legacy of slavery."
The performance will be preceded at 1:30 by light refreshments and followed by a talk back by the actors.
Seats to the RMJHS Theater Party are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first served basis. Reserve your tickets today.
Premiere Sponsor Seating: $35 per person, Balcony seating $20 per person.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jeanne Abrams at 303-871-3016
The Curious Theatre Company | 1080 Acoma Street | Denver, CO 80204
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013-March 16, 2014
RMJHS/BECK Archives Lowenstein Exhibit at Anderson Academic Commons
There are two large exhibit cases with text which will focus on Henry Lowenstein's escape from Nazi Germany when he was a young teenager and going to England on the Kinderstransport. He lived in England 5 years and was later united with his family in the U.S. He went on to become an icon in Denver theater. His mother, Maria, was a trained artist, and we will be showing 12 of her paintings and drawings, some created during the Holocaust, some after her arrival in the U.S. This exhibit will be up for 4-6 weeks. For more information about this exhibit, or about the Beck Archives in general, please email Jeanne Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver, 2150 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80208
Sunday, November 24, 1-3pm
RMJHS Annual Meeting: Tour of Anderson Academic Commons and Colorado Jewish History Exhibits
The DU premiere showing of a series of 15 beautiful and thought-provoking panels From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America. First created in 2004 for the 350th Anniversary of the American Jewish Community, and originally shared city-wide as a special exhibit at the Denver Public Library, these panels have now become an official part of the Beck Archives and DU University Libraries through a partnership with the American Jewish Historical Society, and it will reside here when it is not traveling. Come see these amazing panels at DU before they head out on what are expected to be many traveling tours around the U.S. The meeting and dessert reception will be in the Special Events Room and we will give tours of the Haven to Home exhibit as well as the Colorado Jewish History Exhibits in AC.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jeanne Abrams at email@example.com or 303-871-3016
November 4, 2013
Writing and Spirituality Panel and Workshop
Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg visited DU as part of the MACC at the JCC's JAAMMFest Scholar in Residence series, sponsored by the Denver Jewish Learning Collaborative, of which the Center for Judaic Studies is a member.
Sunday, October 27, 2013 4:00 p.m.
11th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture
Over 250 attendees enjoyed this fascinating lecture featuring Dr. Stephen Smith, executive Director of the Shoah Foundation. Dr. Smith spoke about the enormous amount of information the Shoah Foundation has archived with its 55,000 testimonies and they was in which students, teachers, researchers and community members may locate almost any piece of information related to testimony. Additionally, Dr. Smith exhibited an amazing technology, New Dimensions in Testimony, in which a 3D image of a survivor can interact with a live person! To view pictures from this lecture, please visit our Flickr page!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:30pm-1:45pm
Writing as Creation: From Human Being to Divine Desire in Ibn Gabirol
Dr. Sarah Pessin (Philosophy and Judaic Studies, University of Denver) spoke about the unique theology of 11th century Jewish poet and philosopher, Solomon Ibn Gabirol to an engaged audience of 25 at the Kabbalah Experience. Based on her new book, Ibn Gabirol's Theology of Desire (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Sarah helped students consider the link between writing and divinity, and the connection between writing, divinity, and philosophical questions about ethics and existence in Ibn Gabirol's thought. As part of their journey, they learned about Jewish philosophical conceptions of self, the nature of divine love and creativity, and the complex theological interplay of language and silence in the human effort to draw closer to God, the author of cosmic meaning writ large. Dr. Pessin was featured as part of MACC at the JCC's JAAMMFest Author Talks.