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This seminar brings together approximately forty scholars from Columbia and the greater New York academic community. The seminar deals with the whole range of topics relating to Jewish studies and Israel—history, literature, sociology, religion, and political studies—and frequently presents distinguished lecturers from Israeli and European universities.

Elisheva Carlebach

Rebecca Kobrin

Charles Steinman

Meeting Schedule

10/23/2023 107 Uris, Columbia University
6:30 PM
Diary of a Black Jewish Messiah
Alan Verskin, University of Toronto

03/27/2024 617 Kent Hall, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Closed Book: How the Rabbis Taught the Jews (Not) to Read the Bible
Rebecca Wollenburg, University of Michigan

05/08/2024 Zoom
6:00 PM
The Missing Chapter in Ottoman-Jewish Musical and Cultural History: Songs, Soundscapes, and Early Modern Society
Hadar Feldman Samet, Tel Aviv University