Senior Adult Jewish Experience

Ann Freifeld, Senior Adult Services, ext. 121
Sheila Weber, Administrative Assistant, ext. 138,

See program descriptions.

Jewish Experience Lecture Series 2013-14   

2013 - 2014 Jewish Experience Lecture Series
Fridays 10:30am - 2:00pm


The Jewish Experience is a celebration of Jewish life:

its history, heritage and hope. 

An ongoing series of cultural and educational events...lectures, humor,

contemporary issues, literature, identity and cultural diversity.


Lectures are scheduled for one Friday per month, 10:30am -12:00noon,

October 2013 - June 2014.


Following the presentations, there will be a buffet dairy lunch,

including dessert, coffee and tea. 

Lunch is included in the pre-registration fees. 


February 28 - “The Pleasure Principle: How Jewish Values Shaped Popular Culture”

Guest Speaker: Robert Cherry, Stern Professor of Humor at Brooklyn College


March 28 - “The Great Cultural Battle: Fighting for God in America

Guest Speaker:  Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, Executive Director,

Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning


April 25 - “Jewhooing the Sixties:  American Celebrity and Jewish Identity”

Guest Speaker: David E. Kaufman, Associate Professor,

Florence and Robert Kaufman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies,

Hofstra University


May 23 - “Unbuttoned!  Clothes and the Fashioning of American J

ewish Humor”

Guest Speaker: Ted Merwin, Associate Professor of Religion and

Judaic Studies, Dickinson College


June 20 - “Jewish Women, Zionism and Socialism”

Guest Speaker: Elissa Bemporad, Assistant Professor of History and the Jerry and William Ungar Professor of East European Jewish History and the Holocaust, Queens College


Series Fees:  Y Members - $144    Chai Members - $152   JASA and Non-Members - $160


If the Series is not sold out, registration for Individual Lectures begins Monday, August 19, 2013 for Members and Chai Members and Monday, August 26, 2013 for JASA and Non-Members.


Individual Lecture Fees:  Y Members - $18    Chai Members - $19   JASA and Non-Members - $20


Lunch is included in the pre-registration fees.


Limited registration may be available at the door.  Registration at the door does NOT include lunch.


Fees at the Door (If space is available):  Y Members - $13   

Chai Members - $14; JASA and Non-Members - $15


Cancellation Policy: Jewish Experience Lectures are subject to change or cancellation.  Refunds cannot be given and credit cannot be applied to a future date.


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