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May 12, 5:30 PM: Don Kunitz Award Celebration

The UC Davis Jewish Studies Program invites you to celebrate our students and faculty! 

Please join us for a reception and presentation of the Don Kunitz Awards for Excellence in Jewish Studies and a celebration of our faculty's achievements this academic year! 

Thursday, May 12, 4-5:30 pm 

Andrews Conference Room 

Social Sciences & Humanities Building 

Hope to see you there! 

April 28, 7 PM: "Susan Gilson Miller in conversation with David Biale: Years of Glory: Recovering the History of the Holocaust in North Africa"

The UC Davis Jewish Studies Program along with New Lehrhaus and the JFCS Holocaust Center are pleased to present, "Susan Gilson Miller in conversation with David Biale: Years of Glory: Recovering the History of the Holocaust in North Africa," April 28 at 7:00 pm PDT. 

This event is occurring as part of Yom HaShoah 2022 presented by the the JFCS Holocaust Center in partnership with San Francisco synagogues, schools, and community organizations. Please find more information and a registration link below. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

March 31, 12:30 PM: Shulamit Shinnar, "Jewish Disability Discourse: Inventing the Rabbinic 'Normate' Body in Late Antiquity"

As scholars from the field of disability studies have argued, the category of “disability,” like gender, presents a fundamental category of analysis for historians to examine power relations and identity formation. Drawing on theoretical framework from disabilities studies and the sociology of stigma, this paper examines the negative representations of chronically ill bodies in late antique Palestinian rabbinic literature.