The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will offer an online lecture series titled “Jewish Anthropology: Community, Culture and Rituals” on Thursdays from July 8 to Aug. 12. Each session will be from noon to 1 p.m. ET.
The series will consist of the following lectures:
- July 8: “Legacies of Justice and Memory in Jewish Argentina” with Natasha Zaretsky, senior lecturer at New York University and visiting scholar at Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide at Human Rights;
- July 15: “What Does Unorthodox Get Right About Those Who Leave Hassidic Communities?” with Schneur Zalman Newfield, assistant professor of sociology at Borough of Manhattan Community College at City University of New York;
- July 22: “Portugal’s Ancestral Jews: What It Means to be a Marrano” with Naomi Leite, reader (associate professor) of cultural anthropology in the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London;
- July 29: “The Modern Mikvah Movement” with Cara Rock-Singer, assistant professor of religious studies at University of Wisconsin;
- Aug. 5: “Windows Without a Home: 21st Century Congregations Repurposing Sacred Shards” with Alanna E. Cooper, the Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies; and
- Aug. 12: “The Jewish Community of Selma Alabama” with Amy K. Milligan, the Batten Endowed Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies at Old Dominion University.
Individuals can register for the full series or individual lectures. The cost for each lecture is $5 for Lifelong Learning members or $10 for nonmembers. The full series of six lectures costs $25 for Lifelong Learning members or $50 for nonmembers.