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Russian and Soviet Jewry: Cultural Production in the Old and New Worlds
Start Date: 5/5/2014Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 5/5/2014End Time: 11:30 AM
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Event Description:
Baruch College’s Jewish Studies Center cordially invites you to their fourth annual spring conference and to the concert by Golem at 5:30 pm.


The conference will feature three panels:
Panel I, an introductory panel on Soviet-Jewish life and culture, begins at 11am and features the scholars Elissa Bemporad (Queens College), Jeffrey Veidlinger (University of Michigan) and Marat Grinberg (Reed College).

A light reception follows at 12:30.

Panel II, which begins at 1:15, focuses on the Russian-Jewish theater, and features the actress Yelena Shmulenson (A Serious Man), David Herskovits (Artistic Director of Target Margin Theater), and Jeffrey Veidlinger (University of Michigan).

Panel III, on Russian and Bukharian music in New York City, begins at 3pm, and features the musician and scholar Evan Rapport (Eugene Lang College and New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music), the Bukharian musician Ljova Zhurbin, and the Russian rock musician Elina Graypel.

A light reception follows at 4:30pm

At 5:30, the klezmer punk band Golem takes the stage!

Location: Baruch College Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave., (Enter on 25th St., between 3rd and Lex.)

About The Jewish Studies Center: The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center (JSC) at Baruch College reflects the legacy and heritage of the college, its tradition of educating New York City’s immigrants, its diverse population, and its special relationship to and place within Manhattan. The JSC is dedicated to teaching the Baruch community and public about the history and experiences of Jews in America, specifically in New York City. Public programs, courses, events, and campus activities focus on Jewish immigration to New York, and address contemporary issues including Jewish philanthropy, business ethics, politics, identity, continuity, and the changing face of American Jewry.
Contact Information:
Name: Elizabeth Wollman
  • Jewish Studies Center
  • Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

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