Religion and Jewish Studies Department Tea
For all students interested in Religion Courses, Majors and Minors. There will be professors and majors in attendance to answer all your questions and a there will be a delicious sushi snack!
Queering the Talmud
Professor Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University, will be at Smith College to lecture on "Queering the Talmud". The Talmud is often considered a portable homeland of Jews. But to whom can it provide shelter? Contemporary Jews are engendering communities of talmudic study beyond the traditional homo-socially male academies in order to include women's and queer experiences. Fonrobert's talk will explore the dynamics of talmudic literature that render it home to queerness.
A Rainbow Thread: Intersections of the Queer Jewish Past and Future
Noam Sienna is a Jewish educator, artist and doctoral candidate in Jewish History at the Unversity of Minnesota, specializing in the Jewish communities of the Islamic world. He also holds degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Brandeis University and the University of Toronto. He has taught and lectured about Jewish cultural heritage at academic and community venues around the world. His first book, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts, is slated for publication in Winter 2018.
Free and open to the public.