Recorded Programs

The Katz Center maintains an archive of recorded programs on a variety of topics connected to Judaic studies, with speakers that range from MacArthur Fellows to Nobel Prize winners to visiting scholars with expertise on an impressive breadth of topics. The videos are accessible to all audiences and are connected to Katz Center fellowship themes.

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Then and Now: Black-Jewish Relations in the Civil Rights Movement

November 17, 2020 | Zoom

Featuring Anthea Butler

American Jews and the Future of US Support for Israel

November 9, 2020 | Zoom

Featuring Dov Waxman

Caught in-between: Jews, Power, Powerlessness, and Intersectional Movements

October 29, 2020 | Zoom

Featuring Jill Jacobs

The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Reflections from Scholars & Writers on Life before and after America's Deadliest Antisemitic Attack

October 26, 2020 | Zoom

Featuring Laurie Eisenberg, Barbara Stern Burstin, Beth Kissileff, and Adam Shear

#MeToo and American Jewish Life

October 20, 2020 | Zoom

Featuring Keren R. McGinity

Jewish Life and Open Expression on Campus

October 13, 2020 | Zoom

Featuring Sigal Ben-Porath

America's Jewish Questions: Launching the 2020–21 Fellowship Year

September 16, 2020 | Zoom

Featuring Deborah Dash Moore, Lila Corwin Berman, and Beth S. Wenger

A Nation on the Couch

December 8, 2019 | Germantown Jewish Centre

Featuring Keren Friedman-Peleg

Looking Again at Louis Kahn

October 29, 2019 | National Museum of American Jewish History

Featuring David B. Brownlee, Susan G. Solomon, William Whitaker, and Inga Saffron (moderator)

The Histories (Le Mancenillier)

October 20, 2019 | Beth Sholom Synagogue

Featuring David Hartt, Cole Akers, Sharon Johnston, and Stephen Prina

SIMS-Katz Lecture: Changing Minds: Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar

September 10, 2019 | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Featuring Fabrizio Lelli 

SIMS-Katz Lecture: A Mahzor is a Mahzor is a Mahzor? Studying CAJS Rare MS 382

March 19, 2019 | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Featuring Elisabeth Hollender

Jews and Sufis: Shared Musical Traditions

March 17, 2019 | Old Pine Street Church

Featuring Edwin Seroussi, Katz Center & Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dünya Ensemble, including Burcu Güleç (voice), Robert Labaree (çeng & voice), George Lernis (percussion), and Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol (ud, ney, voice, & musical director). With Guest Joseph Alpar (santur, voiceker)

SIMS-Katz Lecture: Genizah Scribes at Work

April 25, 2018 | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Featuring Judith Olszowy-Schlanger

The Generation of the Flood: Rabbinic Stories of Cleverness, Catastrophe, and Climate Change

April 24, 2018 | Beth Am Israel Congregation

Featuring Julia Watts Belser

States & Institutions (from "Science and Transformation in Jewish Culture," 24th Annual Gruss Colloquium)

April 22–23 2018 | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Featuring Yitzhaq Feder, Natalia Aleksiun, Sofia Grachova, Anat Mooreville, and David Barnes

From Vienna to New York: Memory of a Life in Two Worlds

April 17, 2018 | Annenberg School for Communication

Featuring Eric R. Kandel

SIMS-Katz Lecture: "No Longer Alien Residents": Italian Jewish Texts in the Late Renaissance

February 27, 2018 | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Featuring Alessandro Guetta

No God but Spinoza’s: Spiritual and Philosophical Influences on Einstein’s Thoughts

November 14, 2017 | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Featuring Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe: Twenty-Five Years Later

October 26, 2017 | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Featuring David B. Ruderman

Science and Religion: Nature in Jewish Culture

September 18, 2017 | Gershman Y

Featuring Maiken Scott, David Shyovitz, Debra Glasberg Gail, and Mira Beth Wasserman

Culture Wars: Lessons from Jewish Interwar Europe, Part II

June 5, 2017 | The Gershman Y

Featuring Philipp von Wussow

Cracked Voices: Stories of Jewish Political Dissent and Fracture

April 25, 2017 | National Museum of American Jewish History

Featuring Sam Brody, Keren Soffer-Sharon, Daniel Mark, Lital Levy, Carole Zabar, and Eli Valley

SIMS-Katz Lecture: Tales of Three Texts

September 10, 2015 | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Featuring Tvi Langermann