The links below feature photos, video, and audio recordings from events sponsored by the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union.
The Maternal Divine in our Design Thinking
CJS Director Deena Aranoff presented a lecture in Professor Neil Goldberg’s class on Design Thinking at the Pacific School of Religion. See the lecture below.
Author Book Talks at CJS
The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies is excited to host a series of webinars featuring conversations with authors about their newly published books--both academic texts and novels--in fields related to Jewish Studies and that engage Jewish culture more broadly.
Inaugural Lecture for the Taube Family Chair in Jewish Studies Presented by Taube Family Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Sam S.B. Shonkoff
The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union is proud to present the Inaugural Lecture for the Taube Family Chair in Jewish Studies given by Taube Family Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Sam S.B. Shonkoff. Dr. Shonkoff's talk is titled “Gender in Martin Buber’s Hasidic Tales” and the event features introductory words by GTU President Uriah Kim and Taube Philanthropies Executive Director Shana Penn, as well as a response by Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Manhattan College Judith Plaskow.
The GTU is honored to have received a generous endowment gift from Taube Philanthropies to establish the Taube Family Chair in Jewish Studies and support Dr. Shonkoff's faculty position at CJS.
conversations@cjs | Spring 2021 CJS Series
The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the GTU is excited to present our Spring "conversations@cjs" webinar series on critical topics in the field of Jewish Studies featuring presentations from distinguished scholars and practitioners from the field.
Jews and Race | Fall 2020 CJS Series
What is the relationship between Jewishness and whiteness? What particular challenges have Jews of color faced, and how do their experiences shed light on formations of Jewish identity? How might contemporary insights from critical race theory and African American Studies clarify aspects of the Jewish past? During the 2020-2021 academic year, CJS sponsored a series of webinars on "Jews and Race" to explore these questions and more. The series was in collaboration with the Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies.
Deena Aranoff, "Household and Halakha" Lecture at the University of Toronto
CJS Director Deena Aranoff gives a talk on "Household and Halakha: A Genealogy of Jewish Practice" on the role of the household in the development of rabbinic halakha at the University of Toronto's Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.
Reflections During Quarantine
Wanda Nowicka Reports on the October 13 Polish Parliamentary Elections and Their Human Rights/Gender Implications
New Directions in Sephardic Studies - A Conference at CJS
Graduate Student Panel
September 20, 2015
In 2015, the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur almost precisely overlapped with the period of the Hajj. Eid al-Adha, the culmination of the Hajj, was the day after Yom Kippur. This public program explored many of the shared themes of the season, including repentance, pilgrimage, and sacrifice.