See program descriptions.
2013 - 2014 Jewish
Experience Lecture Series
Fridays 10:30am -
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.
scheduled for one Friday per month, 10:30am -12:00noon,
October 2013 - June
presentations, there will be a buffet dairy lunch,
including dessert, coffee and tea.
Lunch is included in the pre-registration
(No lecture in September due to the Jewish
October 25 - “Behind the Headlines in Israel and Washington”
Guest Speaker: Doug Bloomfield, Washington
Consultant and Syndicated Columnist
November 15 - “The Straus Family”
Guest Speaker: Joan Adler, Executive Director of the
Straus Historical Society
December 20 - “The Vatican
and The Holocaust”
Guest Speaker: Stanislao G. Pugliese,
Ph.D., Professor of Modern European History
and Professor of Italian and Italian
American Studies, Hofstra
January 24 - “The Jews of Bulgaria: A Multi-Faceted Story”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Marcia Haddad
Ikonomopolous, Director, Kehila
February 28 - “The Pleasure Principle: How Jewish
Values Shaped Popular Culture”
Guest Speaker: Robert Cherry, Stern Professor of
Humor at Brooklyn
March 28 - “The Great Cultural Battle: Fighting for God in America”
Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, Executive Director,
for Adult Jewish Learning
April 25 - “Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity”
Guest Speaker: David E. Kaufman, Associate
Florence and Robert Kaufman Endowed Chair in
Jewish Studies, Hofstra
May 23 - “Unbuttoned! Clothes and the Fashioning of American Jewish
Guest Speaker: Ted Merwin, Associate Professor of
Religion and Judaic Studies, Dickinson
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
Jewish Experience Registration Information:
registration for the Full Series begins Monday, July 22, 2013 for Members and
Chai Members and Monday, August 5, 2013 for JASA and Non-Members.
to the Full Series and get the 9th lecture free.
Fees: Y Members - $144 Chai Members - $152 JASA and Non-Members - $160
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.
Lecture Fees: Y Members - $18 Chai Members - $19 JASA and Non-Members - $20
included in the pre-registration fees.
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
Non-Members - $15
Experience Lectures are subject to change or cancellation. Refunds cannot be given and credit cannot be
applied to a future date.