The Harry and Sylvia Rosen Memorial Symposia

Sylvia Rosen, with the support of Merle and Philip Koven, Harvey Rosen and Sharon Monson, and Merrill and Wayne Rosen, has endowed a permanent symposium, seminar, and conference series in Jewish Studies at Queen's University. The purpose of these programs is to stimulate a greater awareness for Jewish Studies at Queen's and in the Kingston community, its role in the arts and sciences, and its relationship with general cultural developments. 

Past Rosen Symposia

  • 2022: Yiddish Glory: Lost Songs of WWII (Isabel Bader Centre, Kingston), September 18th. 
  • 2017: Professor Vassili Schedrin (Queen's University, Kingston), March 5th, 13th, 20th,; "Russian Jews on Screen. Jewish Experience in Imperial and Societ Russia through the Lends of a Movie Camera," Film Festival. 
  • 2016: Professor Donatella di Cesare, (La Sapienza, Rome); 27 September, "Heidegger and the Jews"; 28 September, "Heidegger's Metaphyscial Anti-Semitism", 29 September "Exiled in Language".
  • 2015: Roald Hoffmann, "Something that Belongs to You". 
  • 2014: Rembrandt & Religion symposium. 
  • 2010: 100 Years of Jewish Life in Kingston Upcoming Rosen Symposium. 
  • 2004: Hasidic Tales.
  • 2003: Music, Culture, and Peoplehood: Jewish Soul and Jewish Song.
  • 2000: Jewish Music.
  • 1998: The Pharisee Symposium.
  • 1994: Judaism and Folklore.