Lapidus Lectures

Lapidus Family Fund 

Thanks to a recent grant by Sidney and Ruth Lapidus and their family, the program collaborates with the Program in Judaic Studies to offer courses and events related to American Jewish Studies.

Past Events

Lapidus Family Fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies: Josh Lambert

Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 4:30 pm

What effects do new distribution technologies and current philanthropic practices have on the production of contemporary culture?

Location: McCormick Hall, Room 101

“The Right and the Left Yell at Us, So We Must Be Doing Something Well”: The Depoliticization of American Jewish Politics and Philanthropy

Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 4:30 pm
The Lapidus Family Fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies
Location: Burr Hall, Room 219

Theater of History: Performing the Past in American Jewish Museums

Wed, Apr 19, 2017, 4:30 pm
Whereas there were only two major Jewish museums in the United States before the Second World War, there has been a proliferation of Jewish museums and Holocaust museums since. What stories do they tell? Who are they for?
Location: McCormick Hall, Room 101

A Conversation with Deborah Kass

Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 4:30 pm
Deborah Kass is a multimedia artist who engages with popular culture from a Jewish and feminist perspective. Called “a pop-culture mastermind,” Kass is well-known for her “Jewish Jackies”—a series of paintings of Barbra Streisand in the style of Andy Warhol—and for the sculpture “OY/YO,” which sits at the Williamsburg Ferry on the East River.
Location: McCormick Hall, Room 101

An X-citing Evening with Legendary X-Men Writer Chris Claremont

Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 4:30 pm
Chris Claremont has had a record-setting 17-year run on comics’ most successful title in modern times, providing the fuel for a generation’s imagination with over 750 million copies sold, and movies, television programs, cartoons and video games based on his work.
Location: Whitman Theater, Whitman College

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book

Thu, Apr 9, 2015 (All day)
A conference organized by Charlotte F. Werbe and Marie Sanquer, featuring speaker JT Waldman, an exhibit curated by Assaf Gamzou, and a roundtable with Miriam Katin, Rutu Modan, Miriam Libicki, Liana Finck.
Location: Burr Hall, Room 219

Golda Meir: American roots, Zionist life

Mon, Mar 23, 2015, 4:30 pm

Born into abject poverty in Kiev in czarist Russia, Golda ended her formidable life as prime minister of Israel. This lecture explores the American tissue of her identity.

Location: Burr Hall, Room 219

“Fiddler” at 50

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 (All day)

The Lewis Center for the Arts presents an anniversary symposium examining the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Location: James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street

American Jewish Culture: “Fresh Vitality in Every Direction”

Sun, Apr 7, 2013, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Lapidus Family Fund Conference in American Jewish Studies
Location: Bowen Hall, Room 222

In Defiance of Amnesia: Reading Postwar American Jewish Poetry

Sat, Feb 23, 2013, 12:00 pm

A workshop with Julian Levinson.