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October 2019

“The Bystander Effect: When Bad Things Happen in the World and No One Cares”

October 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Riggs Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to attend the annual Andrew H. Siegal Memorial Lecture featuring Danielle Pletka. Democracy is on the wane, anti-Semitism is on the rise, jihadis are coming back, rogue regimes feel secure, and it seems that few politicians or world leaders truly care. Is it the 1930s all over again? What should America do in this new and dangerous time? Danielle Pletka is a visiting lecturer at the Center for Jewish Civilization and an adjunct…

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RSVP: Welcoming the Stranger

October 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall, Georgetown University, 6411 Tondorf Rd, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 3901 Georgetown Ct NW United States + Google Map

The Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University is pleased to invite you to its upcoming conference, Welcoming the Stranger. The event will take pace in the Arrupe Multipurpose Room on Georgetown University's Main Campus. RSVP on the CJC eventbrite today!   About the event: The Center for Jewish Civilization and its cosponsors (Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Georgetown Jewish Life, The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Alfanar, and The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and…

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November 2019

RSVP: “Re-Generation. Jewish Life in Poland.” Exhibition Discussion

November 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Healy Family Student Center Social Room, Georgetown University Healy Family Student Center, Tondorf Rd
Washington DC, DC 20007 United States
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The Center for Jewish Civilization is pleased to invite you to a discussion of the exhibit "Re-Generation. Jewish Life in Poland." The event will take pace in the Arrupe Multipurpose Room on Georgetown University’s Main Campus. RSVP on the CJC eventbrite today! About the Event: Press photographer Chuck Fishman achieved great renown for his work, having won the World Press Photo Foundation medal four times, and having been featured on the covers of magazines such as Life, Newsweek, Time, and…

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“Re-Generation. Jewish life in Poland.” Exhibition Discussion

November 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Healey Family Student Center Social Room

The Center for Jewish Civilization and the Galicia Jewish Museum invite you to a discussion on "Re-Generation. Jewish Life in Poland."Press photographer Chuck Fishman achieved great renown for his work, having won the World Press Photo Foundation medal four times, and having been featured on the covers of magazines such as Life, Newsweek, Time, and Fortune. The Jewish Historical Institute's exhibit “Re-Generation. Jewish Life in Poland,” explores the history of Jewish communities in post-war Poland throughout a 43-year period.The images selected for the "Re-Generation.…

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December 2019

RSVP: The Hal Israel Endowed Lecture with Dr. Erica Lehrer

December 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States + Google Map

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to join us for our annual Hal Israel Endowed Lecture in Jewish-Catholic Relations. RSVP to "Terribly Close: Polish Vernacular Artists Face the Holocaust" on the CJC eventbrite today! About the Event:  The Hal Israel Endowed Lectureship in Jewish-Catholic Relations is named in memory of Hal Israel (C'92) and seeks to facilitate dialogue and strengthen ties between Jews and Catholics. It explores the many ways in which members of these two faiths continue to…

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January 2020

RSVP to “Rabbinic Practice in LGBTQ Allyship”

January 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall, Georgetown University, 6411 Tondorf Rd, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 3901 Georgetown Ct NW United States + Google Map

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to Rabbi Mike Moskowitz's lecture, "Rabbinic Practice in LGBTQ Allyship." RSVP to the event here! About the Lecture This lecture will explore issues pertaining to the LGBTQ community in relation to Orthodox Judaism and Jewish thought. It will also deal with the practical questions that are most commonly asked and the approaches that are currently being deployed in rabbinic allyship and Jewish Law. Be sure to save your seat on our eventbrite.  About…

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February 2020

RSVP to “Widen the Window,” with Dr. Elizabeth Stanley

February 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Intercultural Center, 3700 O St. NW
Washington, DC., DC 20057 United States
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Join the Center for Jewish Civilization for a discussion on Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma by Dr. Stanley. RSVP here! About the Book: Stress is our internal response to an experience that our brain perceives as threatening or challenging. Trauma is our response to an experience in which we feel powerless or lacking agency. Until now, researchers have treated these conditions as different, but they actually lie along a…

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RSVP to our Conversation on Jewish Women in the Arts

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Intercultural Center, 3700 O St. NW
Washington, DC., DC 20057 United States
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The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to our discussion, "Jewish Women in the Arts"  at the Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 301 McGhee Library. RSVP to the discussion here!  About this event: In the last decade within the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world, a new market of “women only" productions in films, theatre and music has emerged in response to the democratization of Internet and access to technology. A conversation between Dr. Jessica Roda and artist Malky Weingarten, this event covers this growing…

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March 2020

RSVP to our Online Event “Terrorism’s Terrible Price: Assassination of Lord Moyne and Palestine’s Lost Opportunity for Peace”

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to Dr. Bruce Hoffman's virtual lecture, "Terrorism's Terrible Price: Assassination of Lord Moyne and Palestine's Lost Opportunity for Peace." RSVP to the lecture here!  Dr. Bruce Hoffman's virtual lecture will be accessible to all viewers via Zoom. Zoom invitations will be emailed to all those who RSVP.  About the event: Lord Moyne was the senior British official responsible for the Middle East during World War II. A member of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's…

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April 2020

RSVP to “Covid-19 and Conspiracy”

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to Professor Ira Forman’s virtual lecture, “Covid-19 and Conspiracy: the Latest Manifestation of Conspiracy” RSVP to the lecture here!  Professor Ira Forman’s virtual lecture will be accessible to all viewers via Zoom. Zoom invitations will be emailed to all those who RSVP.  About the event: Since the beginning of recorded history human beings have reacted to complex, societal catastrophes by spinning conspiracy theories. These theories posit simple explanations for bad things happening. Over the…

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