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January 2019

Anti-Israelism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism Lecture

January 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The CSULB Jewish Studies Program is very pleased to again partner with the Orange County One Month Community Scholar Program. This year’s speaker is Dr. Marc Dollinger.  He will speak on  “Anti-Israelism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism.” One of the thorniest questions in contemporary American Jewish life, the boundaries between anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism, and anti-Semitism are now the subject of university policy debates as well as proposed state and federal action. Dr. Dollinger’s presentation offers historical background into each category, outlining the points of debate…

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February 2019

Radical Jews in Boyle Heights presentation by Dr. Caroline Luce

February 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The CSULB Jewish Studies Program is very excited to welcome Dr. Caroline Luce to Long Beach.  She will speak on “Radical Jews in Boyle Heights” on Thursday, February 14th, at 7:30 pm, at the Alpert JCC (3801 E. Willow St.). In the 1920s and ‘30s, one third of all the Jews in Los Angeles lived east of downtown in the working-class neighborhood of Boyle Heights.  Unlike much of Los Angeles, Boyle Heights was a multiethnic, multiracial community (a 1939 housing…

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May 2019

Challenges of Terrorism:  Lessons From Israel

May 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The CSULB Jewish Studies Program is very pleased to bring to Long Beach, Dr. Luba Levin-Banchik to speak about “Challenges of Terrorism:  Lessons From Israel.” She will speak on Thursday, May 2nd, at 7:30 pm, at the Alpert JCC (3801 E. Willow St.) One of the major challenges of terrorism is its continuous transformation over time. Dr. Levin-Banchik will discuss how the most recent developments in Israel demonstrate how terrorism is now transforming into a low-tech and lone-wolf tactic, challenging…

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September 2019

Entertaining America: Jews in Popular Culture

September 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The CSULB Jewish Studies Program is proud to host a talk by Dr. Don Schwartz The Jewish achievement in America spans the fields of finance, law, medicine, literature, and education.  But perhaps the greatest impact that Jews have had on American culture has been in the arts and entertainment.  In his talk, Dr. Schwartz will particularly examine the accomplishment and effect of Jewish entertainers on music and comedy in America. Dr. Schwartz joined the CSULB History Department in 1987, where…

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November 2019

Long Beach Jewish Film Festival

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Best in Jewish-Themed Films from around the world. November 6, 7, 9, & 10 Festival at a glance Premiere Night Wednesday, November 66:00PM Dessert Reception 7:00PM LAND OF MILK AND FUNNYQ & A following the film with lead actor and comedian Avi Liberman.Comedy/documentary Thursday, November 77:00PM GOLDA'S BALCONYSpecial talk with lead producer David FishelsonBiography Saturday, November 96:30PM Young Adult Mix & Mingle 7:30PM LADY TIKI SINGS THE BLUESComedy Closing Day Sunday, November 1012:30PM 93 QUEENDocumentary 2:30PM THE LAST SUITDrama…

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Long Beach Jewish Film Festival Day 2

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Best in Jewish-Themed Films from around the world. November 6, 7, 9, & 10 Festival at a glance Thursday, November 77:00PM GOLDA'S BALCONYSpecial talk with lead producer David FishelsonBiography Saturday, November 96:30PM Young Adult Mix & Mingle 7:30PM LADY TIKI SINGS THE BLUESComedy Closing Day Sunday, November 1012:30PM 93 QUEENDocumentary 2:30PM THE LAST SUITDrama 4:00--5:00PM Closing Film Reception; music, food and drinks 5:00PM FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLESDocumentary Single showing: $12 | Premiere Night: $18 Film Festival Pass: $65…

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Long Beach Jewish Film Festival Day 3

November 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Best in Jewish-Themed Films from around the world. November 6, 7, 9, & 10 Festival at a glance Saturday, November 96:30PM Young Adult Mix & Mingle 7:30PM LADY TIKI SINGS THE BLUESComedy Closing Day Sunday, November 1012:30PM 93 QUEENDocumentary 2:30PM THE LAST SUITDrama 4:00--5:00PM Closing Film Reception; music, food and drinks 5:00PM FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLESDocumentary Single showing: $12 | Premiere Night: $18 Film Festival Pass: $65 | Students Free with Valid ID

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Long Beach Jewish Film Festival Closing Day

November 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Best in Jewish-Themed Films from around the world. November 6, 7, 9, & 10 Festival at a glance   Closing Day Sunday, November 1012:30PM 93 QUEENDocumentary 2:30PM THE LAST SUITDrama 4:00--5:00PM Closing Film Reception; music, food and drinks 5:00PM FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLESDocumentary Single showing: $12 | Premiere Night: $18 Film Festival Pass: $65 | Students Free with Valid ID

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December 2019

Holocaust Survivor Luncheon

December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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You are invited to attend the annual Holocaust Survivor Luncheon.  The event is free: students, survivors, faculty, and the wider community are all welcome.  This event is organized by CSULB students in HIST 304: History of the Holocaust. A light, dairy lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Blutinger by email: Jeffrey.Blutinger@csulb.edu

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The 2020 Election Campaign: What Can We Expect?

December 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The CSULB Jewish Studies Program is again very pleased to welcome back to Long Beach, Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, our favorite “political therapist.”  In his talk, he will review United States politics with particular attention to the upcoming presidential election campaign. Dr. Sonenshein is a professor of political science and the Executive Director of the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles.  An expert in Los Angeles politics, and the author of two books…

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January 2020

Israel in the Toughest Neighborhood in the World

January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The CSULB Jewish Studies Program is very pleased to again partner with the Orange County One Month Community Scholar Program. This year’s speaker is Dr. Paul Liptz.   Dr. Liptz describes his talk this way:  After decades of conflict with its neighbors, Israel has attempted to improve its position.  Treaties with Egypt and Jordan, economic interaction with several countries, and the impact of a strong Israel assisting some Sunni Arab countries, have borne fruit in making the neighborhood a little less…

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February 2020

“The Jews of Summer: Creating Authentic Jews at Postwar American Summer Camps.”

February 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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2nd Annual Arlene Lazarowitz Memorial Talk “The Jews of Summer: Creating Authentic Jews at Postwar American Summer Camps.” Dr. Fox’s talk will look at American Jewish culture in the decades following World War II, when American Jews climbed the socioeconomic ladder, left urban enclaves for shiny new suburbs in droves, and experienced more social mobility than ever before. But while their new status afforded them many benefits, communal leaders feared that these postwar comforts threatened the vitality of Jewish life…

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October 2021

U.S. – Israel Relations Under the Biden Administration and the Future of American Support for Israel

After over a year of only virtual events, the CSULB Jewish Studies Program is delighted to be hosting speakers again in person at the Alpert JCC (3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815).  Our talks will be held in the auditorium and you are required to wear a mask to attend.    Our first speaker is Dr. Dov Waxman, the Director of the Y. and S. Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA.  His talk will be on the topic:…

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November 2021

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The CSULB Jewish Studies Program welcomes Dr. Steven J. Ross back to Long Beach for his talk “Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.”  This will be an in-person event on Monday, November 29th, at 7 pm at the Alpert JCC (3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815). His talk will be based on his most recent book, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History.  Los Angeles, home of Hollywood,…

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