Bringing a background in Jewish studies as well as law, Rabbi Uri Regev will present a lecture and a Brown…
Many scholars focus on somewhat traditional ways of thinking about Brazil, but Jeffrey Lesser is interested in Brazilians who don’t fit into the typical categories — namely, Japanese, Jewish and Arab Brazilians.
Steven Windmueller, a specialist on political issues and American-Jewish affairs, will lead programs today and Tuesday this week in the Everett Jewish Life Center at Chautauqua.
Klezmer music, the traditional music of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe, was in David Krakauer’s blood. He just didn’t know that until his late 20s.
“Through a series of chance meetings and coincidences, I got into klezmer music,” Krakauer said. “I was a totally assimilated American. None of [my grandparents] spoke Yiddish in front of me, [but] I knew that obviously we didn’t just jump out of an episode of ‘Leave it to Beaver’ on TV.”
Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin of Chabad Lubavitch of Chautauqua will present the second lecture in a series designed to inform all Chautauquans about family traditions within Judaism at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Editor’s Note: With the Abrahamic Program for Young Adults concluding its 2012 Season activities this weekend, the Daily asked the four coordinators to write a reflection on their experiences at Chautauqua.