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Theta Chi Beta meeting and banquet

Apr 23, 2017, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

304 Shine Student Center

Deb Pratt, dpratt@syr.edu

Meeting and Banquet for the members of THETA CHI BETA ΘΧΒ

B.G. Rudolph Lecture: Dr. Menachem Lorberbaum, “Israel’s Greatest Victory? The Six-Day War and the End of the Zionist Project.”

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Mar 28, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Crouse-Hinds 010

Zachary Braiterman, zbraiter@syr.edu

Dr. Menachem Lorberbaum
Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Harvard Tel Aviv University and author of We are Dazzled by His Beauty (Hebrew, Ben Zvi Institute, 2011).
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Location: Crouse-Hinds 010

7:00 pm
Open to the Public. CART services provided.

Author and esteemed lecturer in Jewish philosophy Menachem Lorberbaum will be the featured speaker for the 2017 B.G. Rudolph Lecture. The annual address, sponsored by the Jewish Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), will happen on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Room 010 of Crouse-Hinds Hall. Lorberbaum will speak on “Israel’s Greatest Victory? The Six-Day War and the End of the Zionist Project.” The event is free and open to the public. CART transcription services will be provided. For additional accessibility accommodations, call 315.443.2014 before March 23. Based in Israel, Lorberbaum is a professor of Jewish philosophy at Tel Aviv University, where he was also the founding chair of the Department of Hebrew Culture Studies. Additionally, he is the Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellow and Erika A. Strauss Teaching Fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of his research lands at the influences between religion, state and politics in the Jewish tradition. Adding to his numerous accomplishments, he is a founding member of the Shalom Hartman Institute, a Jewish establishment based in Jerusalem, Israel, which works to elevate the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world through research and education. His most recent works include We are Dazzled by His Beauty (Hebrew, Ben Zvi Institute, 2011) and Politics and the Limits of Law (Stanford, 2001; Hebrew: 2006). Lorberbaum is also editor of the first complete Hebrew translation of Thomas Hobbes' “Leviathan” (Shalem, 2009). Currently engaged in a study of Hasidic Judaism as a model of Jewish religious revitalization in early modernity, Lorberbaum is working to complete his next book in first-order Jewish theology titled I Seek thy Countenance. The B.G. Rudolph Lecture series was created in 1973 by Bernard G. Rudolph in order to bring distinguished Judaic studies scholars to the Syracuse University campus. For more information on the program or the lecture series, contact Zachary Braiterman, professor of religion and Jewish Studies program director, at 315.443.5719 or zbraiter@syr.edu. 

 2017 B.G. Rudolph Lecture Flyer

The Place of Religion in Film

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Mar 30, 2016, 5:00 PM-5:00 PM

Newhouse 2

Rebecca Moody | ramoody@syr.edu

At religionconference.syr.edu you can find the schedule at a glance and panels schedule of all concurrent sessions. All concurrent sessions will be held in Newhouse 2. Please use the entrance on Waverly Ave; we’ll post directional signs marked with our logo to help guide you.

We’ve included a series of maps to help you navigate campus. Here you can find an area map which includes local restaurants, a campus map, a detail of the buildings we’ll be using, and a map of the Newhouse complex. You can also find information on accessing campus Wi-Fi.

We strongly encourage you to be mindful of Syracuse weather. Spring has begun to make an appearance and the snow is steadily melting, which means warmer weather and wetter, muddier walks. Waterproof shoes are always a good idea if you plan to do much walking. Also, don’t let the warmer weather fool you: Syracuse springs are tricky. Mornings will still be chilly and days can often me overcast if not rainy. Bring an umbrella; you most likely won’t regret having a coat and dressing in layers.

If you plan to drive, park in the Waverly lot on Thursday night. On Friday, the University Ave parking garage will offer a reduced rate ($8); please note that the garage will close at 7:00 p.m on Friday and will not be open on Saturday. On Saturday, use the Waverly, Harrison or Lehman lot. All are noted on the area map. In all cases, tell the parking attendant that you’re attending a conference with the SU Department of Religion. There are also other paid garages in the area, including at the Sheraton, if you’d prefer.

To get you caffeinated on Friday and Saturday mornings, we suggest Café Kubal on University Avenue. They have a selection of coffee, tea, pastries and a few more substantial breakfast options. There’s also a Starbucks on University Avenue. Both are across the street from the Sheraton Hotel.

Also, check out a few of the fun things to see and do in the area if you’ve got the time and inclination.

If you’re on Twitter, follow us @religionSU; the conference hashtags is #religioninfilm.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you all soon!