2013 -2014 Practicing the Jewish Faith in America

Public Lectures:

The Middle East in Upheaval: Implications for Israel and the United States 

A Lecture by Daniel Pipes

Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Worsham Hall

Daniel Pipes is Director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.  His bi-weekly column appears regularly in the National Review and in newspapers around the globe.  The Wall Street Journal has called him "an authoritative commentator on the Middle East."  MSNBC describes him as one of the best-known "Mideast policy luminaries."

The Role of Yeshiva in the Jewish Experience from Ancient to Modern Times

A Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Jerrold Isenberg

Tuesday, October 29, 2013  at 7:30 PM in Worsham Hall

Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg has been affiliated continuously with Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois since 1967.  He is a graduate of Roosevelt University with a Bachelor's degree in Hebrew Letters and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.  In 1994, he was appointed to the position of Chancellor- Chief Executive Officer of Hebrew Theological College and he currently serves them as a consultant and professor in the college.

Israel's Place in the New, Unstable Middle East

A Lecture by David Horovitz

Thursday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Worsham Hall

David Horovitz is the founding editor of The Times of Israel, the Jerusalem-based current affairs website launched in February 2012.  Prior to that, Horovitz served for seven years as editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post. Horovitz was previously editor and publisher of the award-winning newsmagazine The Jerusalem Report and has written for The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and is a frequent interviewee on CNN, the BBC, Fox News, NPR, and other television and radio station

First Friday Dinner and Film Series Schedule

Student Life and Technology Building  Room 106 at 6:00PM

Friday, September 6, 2013

Welcome dinner to all new and returning students. The film "Yentl" will be shown and discussed, along with the concurrent high holy day of Rosh Hashanah.  In addition, students will be informed on the history of the Crain-Maling Center of Jewish Culture as well as its current mission and role at Hendrix.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Students will view the film "Keeping Up With The Steins".  The discussion will include how modern Judaism is depicted in the film as well as the sharing of similar experiences by those in attendance.

Friday, November 1, 2013 

The award winning film "Schindler's List" will be shown and the discussion will center on the upcoming celebration of Chanukah as well as on remembering the Holocaust.

Friday, December 6, 2013

The final dinner of the semester will include watching "Fiddler on the Roof" and having a discussion about one of the film's central themes: the evolution of Judaism in Eastern Europe.