CJHS Event List

Spring 2022

Wednesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM (Online)
Dr. Eli Rosenblatt (Northwestern)
“Creole Israel: The Jews of Suriname (1900-1960)”
Emerging Scholars Lecture Series
Register here for webinar

Tuesday, March 15 at 5:00 PM (Online)
Dr. C. Tova Markenson (Academy of Jewish Religion)
“Jewish Feelings: Performing Tsuris (Troubles) at the Yiddish Theatres in Buenos Aires (1880-1940)”
Emerging Scholars Lecture Series
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Monday, April 11 at 8:00 PM (Online)
Dr. Ilan Peleg, Lafayette College
“Models of Israeli-Palestinian Peace”
Register here for webinar

Tuesday, April 12 at 5:00 PM (Online)
Dr. Elly Moseson, YIVO
“Protecting House and Hearth: Jewish Domestic Magic in Pre-Modern Europe”
Emerging Scholars Lecture Series
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Monday, April 18 at 5:00 PM, Steel Museum
Model Knesset (Israeli Parliament)
POL 3765, Dr. Adam Fuller
Click here for more information; a light buffet will be served

Tuesday, April 26 at 5:00 PM, Steel Museum
Dr. Ndinzi Masagara, YSU
“Rwandan Genocide: Legacies, Memory, and Denial
Light refreshments will be served

Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00 PM, Maag Library
Film Screening and Discussion for Yom HaShoah with Dr. Jacob Ari Labendz
The Distant Journey (“Daleká cesta,” Czechoslovakia, 1949)
Part of Movies @ Maag

Friday, April 29 at 6:00, Congregation Ohev Beth Sholom
“The National Register of Historic Places: Making the Case for Ohev Beth Sholom”
Dr. Donna DeBlasio, professor emerita, YSU
Dr. DeBlasio has been awarded our first OBS Travel Grant
Friday night services begin at 6:00 pm. A dinner with the presentation will follow.
Please RSVP to jlabendz@ysu.edu

Fall 2021

September 17 at 12:00 pm
“Party in the Hut: Sukkah Building and Decorating”
Location: DeBartolo Plaza (the patio behind DeBartolo Hall, facing campus)
Click here for more information

October 11 at 6:00 pm
Film screening and discussion with Dr. Stephanie Pridgeon (Bates College): “El último traje” (Argentina/Spain, 2017)
Part of the Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival. The CJHS is an annual sponsor.
Part of the YSU’s series of events for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor (Steel Museum)
Click here to see the flyer.

October 21 at 4:00 pm
Dr. Adam Fuller (YSU) interviewed by Dr. Jacob Labendz (YSU) on his book, Israel and the Neoconservatives: Zionism and American Interests (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)
Location: President’s Suite, Kilcawley Center, YSU
Click here for flyer.

November 16 at 7:00 pm
Jewish-Muslim Forum: Religious Conservatism in Israeli and Palestinian Politics
Featuring Dr. Anwar Mhajne (Stonehill College) and Dr. Adam Fuller (YSU)
Location: Online (link will be circulated in advance)

Summer 2021

Sponsored Panel: Working-Class Studies Association Conference 2021
Divide and Work: Ethnicity, Gender, andRace in the Organization, Definition, and Structuring of Labor*

  • Susan Breitzer, “Trades, Unions, and Combating Working-Class Antisemitism in Early Twentieth Century Chicago” (Independent Scholar)
  • Samantha A. Smith, “Harold Minsky, ‘Family-Style’ Burlesque, and Showgirls: Or, Labor as it Relates to Entrepreneurs and Working-Artists in Las Vegas” (Michigan State University)
  • Timothy Libretti, “Understanding Supremacist Thought in the U.S.: Confronting the Cultural Underpinnings of Hierarchical Thought in U.S. Class Society” (Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL)
  • Jacob Labendz, Moderator/Respondent (Director, YSU Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies)