Partnered Events

2023-2024 Events

Hell Hath No Fury

Ana Pottier

Anna Pottier, a Nova Scotian Acadian artist and the wife of the late Canadian poet Irving Layton, will share her anecdotes about Leonard Cohen and his friendship with Irving Layton.

Moderated by Dr. Mehmet Karabela

Sarah Imhoff

Join Dr. Sarah Imhoff for a discussion on her recent book - The Lives of Jessie Sampter

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Dunning Hall, Room 10

Alan Verskin

Join us as Alan Verskin presents 'Diary of a Black Jewish Messiah'  

2020-2021 Events

A Jewish Odyssey Through the Lens of Yiddish MusicRecording of Event:

Join us on Sunday, February 13, 2022 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM for "A Jewish Odyssey Through the Lens of Yiddish Music" a live concert with Mitchell Smolkin.

Join singer and interlocutor Mitchell Smolkin on Zoom, as he takes a journey through Yiddish music’s history, exploring its origins, heritage, and impact, all from the Great Synagogue in Stockholm. Mitchell has been the Artistic Director of the Ashkenaz Festival throughout the early 2000s. Now based in Europe, and as part of his roles as curator and performer, he has had the opportunity to witness Yiddish music’s impact on four different continents. Mitchell will be joined by the very talented Jerry Abdo on accordion.

This event is part of the Irving and Regina Rosen Public Lecture Series.

Register for the event here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2019-2020 Events

Tatiana Yankelevich, Independent scholar and researcher, Associate, David Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

"Human Rights 30 Years after Andrei Sakharov"

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
1:00-8:30 pm
Atrium at Agnes Etherington Art Centre & The Screening Room Theatre

"YidLive! PURIM Edition"

Monday, March 9, 2020
7:00-9:00 pm
Beth Israel

Dr. Bill Morrow, School of Religion, Queen's University

"Arguing with God: A Jewish Tradition"

Thursday, November 5, 2019
University Club - George Teeves Rm

Reception to follow

"Religion and the Alt-Right: Anti-Judaism and Islamophobia in Contemporary North America"

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Kingston 101

Light refreshments and a moderated Q&A will follow the discussion

"A Jewish Music Odyssey"

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Beth Israel

Come join Mitch and Nina as they share gems from their decades long musical relationship including touching and humorous translations from the American Songbook that were performed live on the radio throughout the 20th century in New York City and beyond. The concert will also feature heartfelt renditions of classic Yiddish songs and a selection of their favourite liturgical pieces.

"The Threat of Jewish Invisibility - Medieval, Early Modern, Modern"

Thursday, October 3, 2019
University Club - George Teeves Rm

Reception to follow

Previous Events

October 16 - 5:30 pm - Harry and Sylvia Rosen Symposium in Jewish Studies
Dr Judith Cohen (York University) "Music in the Three Religions of Medieval Iberia"
University Club - George Teeves Rm

October 17 - 2:30 pm - Jewish Studies and The School of Religion
Dr Gary Waite (University of New Brunswick) "Jews and Muslims in Seventeenth-Century Discourse"
Watson Hall Rm 517

November 1 - 5:30 pm - Irving and Regina Rosen Public Lecture in Jewish Studies
Dr Ruth Behar (University of Michigan) " How to Tell the Story of the Jews of Cuba: Memories, Stories, Dilemmas"
University Club - George Teeves Rm

February 12 - March 26 - Memory Wars Film Festival
Russian and East European Studies Network

February 12 - 6:00 pm - OUR CHILDREN (Poland, 1949)
Screening Room Theatre, 120 Princess Street

February 26 - 6:30 pm - EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED (USA, 2005)
105 Miller Hall, Queen's University

March 6 - 5:30 pm - The Irving and Regina Rosen Public Lecture Series
Dr. Shawna Dolansky, Carleton University "The Exodus: Myth or History?"
University Club, Conference Room (downstairs)

March 12 - 6:30 pm - AFTERMATH (Poland, 2012)
105 Miller Hall, Queen's University

March 26 - 6:30 pm - SUNSHINE (Hungary, 1999)
105 Miller Hall, Queen's University