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January 26, 2012 - Image 58

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-01-26

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THE JEAN 8c SAMUEL FRANKEL CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES
AND THE FRANICEL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED JUDAIC STUDIES
WINTER 2012 EVENTS CALENDAR
JANUARY 26, 12 NOON
FEBRUARY 15, 4 PM

Brian Horowitz, Tulane University, 2011-2012
Frankel Institute

The Politics of Jewish Enlightenment in Late-
Tsarist Russia
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022, Ann Arbor

FEBRUARY 6, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Symposium: Up Against the Wall: Israel in a

Changing Middle East
911 N. University, Michigan League, Koessler
Room, Ann Arbor

FEBRUARY 6, 6 PM

Roger Cohen, New York Times

Michal Kravel-Tovi, Mandell L. Berman
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Contemporary
American Jewish Life

An Accounting of the Souk The Organized
American-Jewish Community, Social Science, and
the Language of "Continuity"
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022, Ann Arbor

Michael Schlie, Indiana University,
2011-2012 Frankel Institute fellow

The Politics ofEvil: Franz Rosenzweig, Leo
Strauss, and the Last Man
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022, Ann Arbor

MARCH 8, 7 PM (RECEPTION AT
6:30 PM)

FEBRUARY 8, 4 pm

22nd Annual Belin Lecture:
Samuel Norich, The Jewish Daily Forward

Klezmer Time Zones
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022, Ann Arbor

FEBRUARY 9, 12 NOON

Olena Bagno-Moldayski, Stanford, 2011-2012
Frankel Institute

Political Culture of FSUJews in Germany, Israel
and the Ukraine
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022, Ann Arbor

FEBRUARY 14, 4 PM

Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University

Mogulesco: A Tale of the Yiddish Theater
(Film and Discussion)
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022, Ann Arbor

The Forward: Independent Jewish Journalism in
the Age of Digital Media
100 Washtenaw Ave., Palmer Commons,
Forum Hall, Ann Arbor

MARCH 22, 12 NOON

Lenore Weitzman, George Mason University,
2011-2012 Frankel Institute

Women of the Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust:
The Underground Army of Kashariyot
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022, Ann Arbor

MARCH 27, 4 PM

Haviva Pedaya, Ben Gurion University

Walking Through Trauma/Rituals of Exile
and Repair: Jewish Mysticism, History,
and the Poetic Imagination
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Teams with Harvard for Conference
on Russian-Speaking Diaspora

Generous grants from the Frankel Family
Foundation and the Blavatnik Family Foundation
enabled the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies to
co-sponsor a conference with the Davis Center
for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard
University on November 13-15, 2011. The
conference focused on the contemporary Russian-
speaking Jewish diaspora and drew over a hundred
scholars from eight different countries.
Russian-speaking Jews are concentrated
overwhelmingly outside their birthplaces or the
birthplaces of their parents. Today almost two
million Russian-speaking people, most of them
Jews, live outside the Former Soviet Union (FSU).
There are probably no more than 300,000 —
400,000 Jews living throughout the former Soviet
territories, about 250,000 in Russia itself. Thus,
today there are between four and five times as
many Jewish native speakers of Russian outside the
borders of the FSU as within them.
Of nearly 140 proposals for papers
submitted to the conference, convenors Zvi

S. Thayer Street
Thayer Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
734.763.9047

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Executive Committee

FEBRUARY 16, 12 NOON

Israeli Spring? The EnduringJewish Question
530 South State Street, Michigan Union,
Rogel Ballroom, Ann Arbor

Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University

University of Michigan
Frankel Center for
Judaic Studies

Gitelman of Michigan and Lisbeth Tallow of
Harvard selected 26 for presentation. Symposia
involving those who work with Russian-speaking
Jews in Germany, Israel, and the United States, as
well as immigrants themselves, complemented the
formal papers. Zvi Gitelman delivered the keynote
address, "Homelands, Diasporas, and the Islands
in Between." Other Frankel Institute Fellows
or Frankel Center affiliates who participated in
the conference were professors Brian Horowitz,
Mikhail Krutikov and Lenore Weitzman. Former
Fellow Alanna Cooper and incoming Fellow Olena
Bagno also presented scholarly papers.
Conferees analyzed several dimensions
of the largest Jewish emigration in a century:
demographic, political, cultural and sociological.
Many presentations addressed broader questions
about the concepts of diaspora, globalization and
transnationalisms. A volume of selected papers,
edited by Zvi Gitelman, is planned, and it is likely
that all the papers will be made available online.

Deborah Dash Moore, Director
Elliot Ginsburg
Julian Levinson
Anita Norich

The Regents of the
University of Michigan

Julia Donovan Darlow
Laurence B. Deitch
Denise Hitch
Olivia P. Maynard
Andrea Fischer Newman
Andrew C. Richner
S. Martin Taylor
Katherine E. White
Mary Sue Coleman, ex officio ;

FranIcet Institute for
vanced Judaic Studies

Steering Committee
Derek Collins
Deborah Dash Moore
Elliot Ginsburg
Deborah Keller-Cohen
Julian Levinson
Daniel Herwitz
Anita Norich

Academic Advisory Board

Robert B. Alter
University of California-Berkeley
Jonathan Boyarin
University of North Carolina
Frances Degen Horowitz
City University of New York
Deborah Lipstadt
Emory University
Peter Machinist
Harvard Divinity School
Ray Scheindlin
Jewish Theological Seminary
Kay Kaufman Shelamay
Harvard University
James Young
University of Massachusetts at
Amherst
Steven Zipperstein
Stanford University

Kim Reick Kunoff, Editor/Layout/
Design

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