Lectures and Events

As part of its ongoing effort to promote Jewish Studies, CLASS will offer lectures throughout the academic year, drawing on its own talented faculty but also bringing notable scholars from around the world when possible. Upcoming lectures/films include:

February 20, 2014 |Spring 2014 Film Series:  Campfire (2004)

Past Lectures

November 19, 2013 | Dr. Pamela Patton Lecture

November 5, 6, 7, 2013The Daniel Horwitz lectures

October 27, 2013 Jewish Women’s University for a Day (UH JS is a co sponsor)


A public lecture by Matt Goldish   A public lecture by Matt Goldish
A Public Lecture by Daniel Greene


Congratulations Dr. Bernice Heilbrunn

Bernice Heilbrunn

Jewish Studies lecturer Dr. Bernice Heilbrunn was one of only two foreign scholars invited to lecture at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany in May 2014. Marking the one hundredth anniversary of Goethe University, the symposium focused on Jews' critical role as the university's founders, funders, and distinguished scholars. Heilbrunn's address focused on Jacob H. Schiff, the American Jewish philanthropist and community leader who funded the Chair in Semitic Philology which became the core of Goethe University's Near Eastern and Jewish Studies programs. The well-publicized symposium attracted people in the greater Frankfurt community as well as the community of scholars at the university and received media attention.