The Center for Jewish Culture and Hillel at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will sponsor these free, public events on September 18, October 23, November 13, and December 12:
Larry Tye, author of The Homeland, Portraits of the New Jewish Diaspora, will speak at 7 p.m. September 18 in the UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area. A Boston Globe journalist, Tye traces the formation of Jewish life through the stories of seven far-flung communities, each of which offers its own compelling and counterintuitive tale. In each city, Tye focuses on a single family or congregation whose tale reflects the wider community’s history and current situation. A slide show and book signing immediately follow.
Joshua Rubenstein, author of A Monstrous Case: Stalin’s Assault on the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, speaks at 7 p.m. October 23 in the Library Browsing Area. Rubenstein is northeast regional director of Amnesty International. Professionally involved with human rights and international affairs for twenty years, he is a Fellow of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian Studies, and is an expert on the Soviet human rights movement.
On November 13, actress Rosinha Fernhoff will perform a one-woman production of Snow People, written by her husband, which presents two opposing viewpoints of the controversy surrounding Nazi looting of art treasures during World War II. Her performance will be staged at 7 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Recital Hall, room 153.
On December 12, author Lawrence Langer will speak on “Interpreting Survivors testimonies” at 7 p.m. in the Library Browsing Area.
Parking for the library events is in Lot 13; parking for the arts building is in lots 8/9. More information on these programs is available at the center’s website www.umassd.edu/cjc