Crisis and Hope: YU Voices brings today's topics to life through in-depth interviews with leading experts in Jewish Studies and beyond from Yeshiva University. ​

A joint project of Judaic Studies @ YU, The Center for Israel Studies, The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Bernard Revel Graduate school of Jewish Studies

UPCOMING EVENTS

Teaching Caste and Race

Teaching Caste and Race at Yeshiva University

A Conversation with Professor Jess Olson, Jewish Studies and Professor Rachel Mesch, English

Moderator:  Professor Barbara Blatner, English

Tuesday, May 11, 7 p.m. EST

Participate at yu.edu/springevents


PAST EVENTS

Dr. Natasha Zaretsky

Resistance and Memory: Jewish Activism during Argentina's "Dirty War" 

With Ronnie Perelis

Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. EST

Participate at yu.edu/springevents


Dr. Mijal Bitton

Transnational Identities:  Navigating the Contemporary Moment

Dr. Mijal Bitton
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
with
Ronnie Perelis

Thursday, April 29, 2021  10:30 A.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 
Please register at yu.edu/springevents


Cities, Suburbs and Race event

Antisemitism, White Nationalism and Racism in America Today

Eric Ward
with Jess Olson

Tuesday, April 27, 2021  7 P.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 
Please register at yu.edu/springevents


 

Kugel and Frijoles

Kugel and Frijoles:
A Conversation with the Author

Prof. Laura Limonic
with Prof. Ronnie Perelis

Tuesday, April 27, 2021  10:30 A.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 
Please register at yu.edu/springevents


 

Cities, Suburbs and Race event

 

Cities, Suburbs and Race

Dr. Hannah Lebovits
University of Texas-Alrlington

Tuesday, April 20, 2021  7 P.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 
 


 

A Synagogue of Mexico City's Historic district:  A virtual Tour

A Synagogue of Mexico City's Historic District: A Virtual Tour

Mónica Unikel-Fasja
Sinagoga Justo Sierra

Tuesday, April 6, 2021  10:30 A.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 
Please register at yu.edu/sinagoga


Seeing Matzah:  From the Talmud to Medieval haggadot

Seeing Matzah: From the Talmud to Medieval Haggadot

With Dr. Steven Fine and Dr. Ronnie Perelis

Wednesday, March 24, 2021  3 P.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 
 


 

Ambassador Dan Shapiro and Rabbi Yosef Blau in Conversation

The 2021 Joseph and Faye Glatt Program

Ambassador. Dan Shapiro
Rabbi Yosef Blau

March 17, 2021  12 P.M. EST | VIA ZOOM


 

Lat Santa Esther

 

Disporas and Borderlands
A Virtual Tour of Alejandro Meter's Photography

Alejandro Meter
(University of San Diego)

a conversation with

Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University)

Thursday, March 4 •  7 p.m. EST

Participate at yu.edu/yuvoices


 

Lat Santa Esther

"La Santa Ester"
Esther Among the Crypto-Jews of the Americas

Emily Colbert Cairns
(Salve Regina University)

a conversation with

Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University)

Tuesday, February 23 •  10:30 a.m. EST


 

Crisis and Hope Poster

As part of the series "Crisis and Hope:  YU Voices" the Yeshiva College Schottenstein Honors Program Presents

Dr. Joanne Jacobson
Yeshiva University Professor Of Emerita of English, former Yeshiva College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor Jacobson will be joined by the YC English Department's Senior Lecturer in Writing, Professor Barbara Blatner, for a reading from her new memoir, Every Last Breath followed by a moderated discussion and Q & A.

Wednesday, February 17 •  12 p.m. EST

Meeting ID 912 3239 6253
Passcode:  276631

Participate at yu.edu/yuvoices


 

Crisis and Hope Complicating Legacies

Complicating Legacies:
Studying Slavery, Equity, and Inclusion on a Southern Quaker Campus

Krishauna Hines-Gaither and Gwen Erickson
(Guilford College)

a conversation with

Jess Olson (Yeshiva University)

Tuesday, February 16 •  7 p.m. EST

Participate at yu.edu/yuvoices

PREVIOUS EVENTS

 

The Entanglement of Jews, Slaves, and Free People of Color in the Early Modern Atlantic World

a conversation with

Stanley Mirvis, Arizona Stage University and Jess Olson, Yeshiva University

Tuesday, February 2 •  7 p.m. EST

 


 

Antisemitic and Anti-black violence in the Ukraine and Oklahoma 1921

Antisemitic and anti-Black Violence:  Ukraine and Oklahoma, 1921

a conversation with

Elissa Bemporad (CUNY) and Scott Ellsworth (University of Michigan)

Monday, January 11 • Noon EST

Participate at URL: yu.edu/yuvoices


 

Crisis and Hope YU Voices Who Were the Maccabees Really?  Hanukkah, The Hasmoneans and Jewish Memory

Who Were the Maccabees Really?  
Hanukkah, the Hasmoneans and Jewish Memory

Professor Joseph Angel and Professor Steven Fine

Tuesday, December 15 • 11 a.m. EST

Participate at URL: yu.edu/yuvoices


 

Crisis and Hope Yu Voices Repairing the Rift

Repairing the Rift:  A Secular Israeli's Path to the Orthodox World

Bella Raboy and Nurit Sirkis-Bank
Interviewed by Professor Joshua Karlip

Thursday, December 3 • 3 p.m. EST

 


 

 

Crisis and Hope Appreciating the Bavli in the Context of Christian Sources and Classical Rhetoric:A Public Dialogue  Richard Hidary and Michal Bar-Asher Siegal Tuesday, November 17 • Noon EST Richard Hidary, Yeshiva University Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Ben Gurion University Participate at URL: yu.edu/yuvoices

Appreciating the Bavli in the Context of Christian Sources and Classical Rhetoric:A Public Dialogue

Richard Hidary and Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

Tuesday, November 17 • Noon EST

Richard Hidary, Yeshiva University
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Ben Gurion University
Participate at URL: yu.edu/yuvoices


 

Past, Present, Policy:   Why Context is Crucial for Democracy 

Professor Douglas R. Burgess, Professor Joseph E. Luders and Ms. Meirah C. Shedlo

Wednesday, October 28,  5:30 p.m. EDT


 

 

 

Civility, Citizenship and Torah 

Professor Suzanne Last Stone and Professor Shalom Carmy

Tuesday, October 20,  6 p.m.EDT

Participate at yu.edu/yuvoices

Sephardic Melodies for the High Holy Days:  Selichot

Rabbi Moshe Tessone

with Professor Ronnie Perelis

Tuesday, September 22, 6 p.m.EDT

Participate at yu.edu/yuvoices


 

 

The Personal Journey of an African-American Man:  From Sharecropping to the Halls of Academia

Larry L. Martin, Jr. PhD

with Professor Joshua Karlip

Thursday, August 13, 1 p.m.EDT

Participate at yu.edu/yuvoices

 

How will we remember Covid? Event image

The Lessons of the Holocaust for Our Times

Dr. Shay Pilnik with Dr. Ronnie Perelis

Shay Pilnik has recently joined YU as founding director of the Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University.

A special program for Tisha be-Av

Yu.edu/yuvoices

Thursday, July 30 1:00 PM Eastern


 

How will we remember Covid? Event image

How Will We Remember Covid? A View from the Archives

Shulamith Berger with Prof. Steven Fine 

Thursday, July 9, 1:00 PM Eastern

A special program for 17 be-Tammuz


Jon Madof Event

Jon Madof
with
Professor Jess Olson 

Join us Thursday, June 25th at 1 p.m. EST

From Africa 70 to Zion80
Race and Culture in Contemporary Jewish Music

yu.edu/yuvoices

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Sponsored by the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Rabbi Saul Berman with Professor Ronnie Perelis

Lessons from Selma 1965, for American Jews 2020
Sponsored by the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies