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Tuesday, April 30, 2013


This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

 For an archive of announcements sent from the Provost’s Office beginning June 2011, see


You are invited to the third annual conference of the Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College:


“Jewish Arts and Identity in the Contemporary World”

Tuesday, May 7, 12pm-8:30pm

Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center
(Please see the times for each panel and the keynote address below.)

12-1:45 Panel 1: The Jew on Stage

Gordon Edelstein, Director of the New Haven Long Wharf Theater
Ari Brand, from Off-Broadway ("My Name Is Asher Lev")
Lenny Wolpe, from Off-Broadway ("Old Jews Telling Jokes")
Prof. Edna Nahshon, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Moderator: Prof. Elizabeth Wollman, Baruch College

2-3:45 Panel 2: Jewish Music: Listening to Its Worldly Influences
Bruce Adolphe, composer:  “Personal, Jewish, Universal: Authenticity in Composition”
Prof. Gil Harel, Baruch College: "What's in a sticker? Israeli identity as depicted in Hadag Nahash's 'Sticker Song' "
Prof. Mark Kligman, Hebrew Union College: "The Liturgical Music of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn: Keeping Arab Traditions Alive"
Dr. Galeet Dardashti, New York University, lead vocalist on Divahn: 
     "Money, Music, and Identity: The Case of the Mizrahi Piyut (Sacred Song) Craze in Israel"

Moderator: Dr. Howard Stern

4-5:45 Panel 3: Jewish Ways of Seeing: The Visual Arts and the Jewish Tradition

Prof. Vivian Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary: “Traditionalism in Sephardi Art”
Dr. Tom Freudenheim, Former deputy director and COO of J├╝disches Museum Berlin: "Seeing Art with Jewish Eyes"
Prof. Samantha Baskind, Cleveland State University: "Everybody thought I was Catholic: Audrey Flack’s Jewish Identity"

Audrey Flack, artist: "Audrey Flack in Conversation with Samantha Baskind"

Moderator: Dr. Brigitte Sion


5:45-6:15: Refreshments and book sales
6:15-6:45: Audrey Flack and the Art History Band
7:00-8:00  Keynote Address
Prof. Carol Zemel, York University
"New Jews\New Diasporas: Re-forming identity in the Visual Arts"
8-8:30: Reception



This event is free and open to the public.
Please make reservations (note the panel you are interested in attending) at:

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