Talk/Performance: "A Conversation with My Golem"

Friday, September 20, 2019 • 2:00 PM

RLP 1.302E

Featuring artist Julie Weitz and dance scholar Hannah Schwadron


Talk: "Black is the New Black: Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Israel, and the Globalization of Television"

Monday, September 23, 2019 • 11:00 AM

RLP 1.302D

Dr. Shayna Weiss, Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University


Talk: "The Invention and Early History of the Alphabet: New Data and New Perspectives"

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 • 5:00 PM

RLP 1.302B

Dr. Aaron Koller, Yeshiva University


Film: "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation"

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 • 7:00 PM

PCL Learning Lab 1a

Screening of the Brazilian Jewish Film "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation," dir. Cao Hamburger (2006)

Talk/Performance: "Yiddish Folksong: A Two-Part Presentation"

Thursday, September 26, 2019 • 4:00 PM

RLP 1.302B

Dr. Itzik Gottesman (UT Austin) and Ethel Raim

Yiddish Folksong: A Two Part Presentation

Film: "Ancestral Sin"

Thursday, October 17, 2019 • 7:00 PM

PCL Library

Film Screening and Q&A with the Director David Deri

“Salach, Here is Erets Yisrael”

Film: "Labour, Rebellion, Upheaval"

Friday, October 18, 2019 • 12:00 PM

RLP Hall, Room 1.302D

Film Screening and Q&A with Director David Deri.

Labour, Rebellion, Upheaval

Gale Family Foundation Annual Lecture: "The Future of Israeli Democracy"

Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 5:00 PM

AT&T Center Amphitheater

Author and journalist Yossi Klein-Halevi

Photo Credit: Times of Israel

Talk: "Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the U.S."

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 • 1:00 PM

RLP 1.302D

Dr. Laura Limonic (SUNY Old Westbury)

Workshop: "The Fortunoff Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at UT Austin: An Introduction"

Thursday, November 7, 2019 • 12:00 PM

PCL Learning Lab 3, PCL 2.350

With Director Stephen Naron (Fortunoff Archive)


Film: "The People vs. Fritz Bauer" (Germany, 2015)

Sunday, November 10, 2019 • 4:00 PM

POB 2.302 Avaya Auditorium

Film screening and discussion on the occasion of the anniversary of the November Pogrom (Nov 9, 1938)


Film: "Into the North" (2015)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 • 5:00 PM

PCL 2.370 (Learning Lab 1a)


Israel in Context Fall Lecture: "Melancholy and Zionism: A Case Study"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 • 12:00 PM

RLP 1.302D

Dr. Nitzan Lebovic (LeHigh University)

Zionism and Melancholia

Partition in a Global Context

Thursday, February 13, 2020 • 12:00 PM


A talk with Arie Dubnov (George Washington University) and Laura Robson (Portland State University)

"Singing in Castidish: The Yiddish-Spanish Parodies of Argentine Singer Jevel Katz": A Talk by Dr. Raelene Wyse

Thursday, February 20, 2020 • 12:30 PM

RLP 2.402

A talk in English by Dr. Raelene Wyse on Jevel Katz, the Argentine singer known for his humorous fusions of Spanish and Yiddish.

Talk: "Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently"

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 7:00 PM

Dr. Amy Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University)

Jewish-Christian Relations in Montana

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 • 12:00 PM


A Talk by Dr. Robert H. Abzug

Talk: "Rashi's Apology for "the Law": The Torah Commentary in Context"

Monday, March 23, 2020 • 12:00 PM

RLP 2.402

Dr. Yedida Eisenstat, Emory University

Performance: "Eva and the Angel of Death"

Saturday, April 18, 2020 • 8:00 PM

Austin Central Library

An opera based on the life of the late Holocaust survivor and edicator Eva Mozes Kor

Performance: "Eva and the Angel of Death"

Sunday, April 19, 2020 • 5:00 PM

Austin Central Library

An opera based on the life of the late Holocaust survivor and educator Eva Mozes Kor