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Need a class for the fall? check out what’s at the Jewish Studies Department for Fall 2014!!

Fall 2014

JS 100: Jewish history

JS 211: The Holocaust

JS 340: Modern Jewish History 

JS 362: Terror & Resistance

JS 378: Jewish Magic in the Ancient World

JS 428: Blacks & Jews


You’re invited to an Evening Conversation between Professors Yehuda Bauer and Xu Xin November 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm in DML Room 240. 


Are you passionate about the medical field, women’s rights, or hope to one day work towards seeking justice for victims of sexual assault?

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege. Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder and medical director of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The hospital has become renowned worldwide for its compassionate and innovative treatment of survivors of sexual violence and women who have suffered extreme injuries as a result of brutal rape in Congo. Dr. Mukwege has addressed the United Nations General Assembly and regularly travels abroad raising awareness of the situation in eastern Congo, though this is his first appearance in Los Angeles.

A Conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
October 7, 2013 |4 pm| USC Caruso Catholic Center

free with RSVP at


Remapping Death and Survival from the Margins:

Flight, Displacement, and International Aid for Jewish Refugees in the Soviet Union and Iran during World War II

Atina Grossmann, a specialist in modern German, European, Jewish history and gender studies, has written and edited several path-breaking books, including Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950 (1995), After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in Germany and Europe (2009), and Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany (2007), which won the George L. Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association and the Fraenkel Prize of the Wiener Library.  Professor Grossmann has held numerous prestigious national and international fellowships, and in 2011-12 was the Diane and Howard Wohl Fellow at the American Academy.

17 October 2013, Thursday, 4 pm - 6 pm

USC, Doheny memorial Library, Room 241 Academy for Polymathic Study

Kindly RSVP: Lori Rogers (Hist), Tel:  213.740.8999, Fax:  213.740.6999,


Still need a class for the Fall Semester?! 

Check out these exciting classes being offered…
JS 321 Gender and Judaism
JS 374 Messiah: The History of an Idea
JS 378 Jewish Magic in the Ancient World



Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic Symposium

Sunday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Why History Matters
 Legacies and Prospects:
Which Way (Jewish) L.A.?
Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.

of Memory
Once a Month, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp
With Ann Kirschner
Saturday, June 1, 2:00 p.m.

Faith Meets 8
Sunday, October 20, 2:00 p.m.


and lots more…


USC Hebrew Professor Hagit Arieli-Chai and the Hebrew II students celebrate the end of the year at Aroma Cafe! 

Good Luck with Finals!!! 

Good Luck with Finals!!! 


Check out the final projects from our students in Hebrew 2

Each student was asked to create a magazine on selected units from Hebrew 2 and present the magazine in a mock ” sales pitch.