Fall 2019

The series Contemporary Israeli Voices was initiated, is curated and has been organized by Dalit Katz, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies. This year the series is centered around women’s voices in the arts, academia, literature and films. This year’s Contemporary Israeli Voices marks the 17th of this annual series. 

 

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 8:00 PM

ON LITERATURE AND CENSORSHIP: THE POLITICAL SCANDAL OF ALL THE RIVERS

SPEAKER: DORIT RABINYAN, Bestselling author

All the Rivers is a modern tale of love between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man. Bestselling author Dorit Rabinyan explores the forces that bind us and divide us, juggling places, times, seasons, cultures, languages, and art forms. Rabinyan will talk about finding herself at the center of a political scandal, when her book was banned by Israel’s Ministry of Education from being taught at high schools.

 
Location: Daniel Family Commons, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT.  Free Admission.  Open to the Public.


 

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8:00 PM

THE RETURN OF PAIN AND HAUNTINGS OF THE PAST

SPEAKER: ZERUYA, Internationally renowned author

Internationally acclaimed author Zeruya Shalev speaks about her powerful and astute novel Pain. In her talk, Shalev discusses how old passions can return to test our capacity to make choices about what is most essential in life.

 
Location: Daniel Family Commons, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT.  Free Admission.  Open to the Public.