Jewish Studies Week Fall 2023

Jewish Studies Week Fall 2023


Tuesday, November 21st

Online ZOOM Webinar and Q&A session

In Hiding - Jewish Survival in occupied Poland during WWII

Joanna Król-Komła, Head of the Digital Collection Department at POLIN Museum




Wednesday, November 22nd

Lunch & Learn

Meet the Director: Paula Vogel's Indecent

Ben Smith, UAlberta MFA Directing Candidate

12:00 pm MST
Henderson Hall, Rutherford Library South

This Tony Award-winning play by Paula Vogel offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate layers of Central European culture and its profound impact on the narrative. The play’s foundation, inspired by the true events surrounding Sholem Asch’s “The God of Vengeance,” presents a pivotal moment in Jewish history. Meet the play’s director Ben Smith, UAlberta MFA Directing Candidate and learn more!


Thursday, November 23rd

Annual Toby & Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture

 The Holocaust as World History

Professor Doris L. Bergen, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

4:30 pm MST
Telus Centre Auditorium (150)

This talk explores the global dimensions of the Holocaust from multiple angles. Jewish victims' accounts told of a world of misery. German perpetrators dreamed of world domination, and the war and genocide they unleashed sent refugees all over the globe, where they encountered Indigenous peoples, colonizers and colonized, and competing systems of power. The conviction that the Holocaust has universal meaning is widely shared, but agreement on just what it means remains contested.