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1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States

August 2018

Welcome Shabbat Dinner

August 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
$7 – $12
Wine glass, wine bottle, two lit Shabbat candles, and a challah sit on a wooden table

Join Grad Network for the summer's largest Shabbat dinner for grads and young professionals! Catch up with old friends and welcome new students & professionals who have recently moved to Philly. As always kosher food will be provided and please remember to bring a photo ID to access the building.

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October 2018

Defending the Faith: Philip Roth and American Jewish Censorship

October 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Free

Josh Lambert, the academic director of the Yiddish Book Center and visiting assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst and Princeton University, will lead a seminar exploring Philip Roth's controversial short story "Defender of the Faith," first published in the New Yorker in 1959. The story, about the classic "Jewish problem" of whether Jews should be more loyal to other Jews or to their country, generated responses from Jewish readers that castigated Roth for his own disloyalty to the Jewish…

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Refugees & Resettlement: The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

October 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

Refugees & Resettlement: The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in the Vietnam War Era and Beyond Temple University archivist Jessica Lydon will discuss the collection from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) of Pennsylvania, now housed in the Special Collections Research Center. The collection highlights the organization's history resettling Jewish refugees in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and, also, includes materials about HIAS's efforts to assist refugees from the Vietnam War. Professor Dieu Nguyen, an historian of Vietnam and…

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November 2018

Catherine Rottenberg, The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

From Hillary Clinton to Ivanka Trump to Beyoncé, high-powered women are increasingly identifying as feminists in the mainstream media. Literary and cultural theorist, Catherine Rottenberg suggests that while feminism has gained new visibility in the past few years, a particular variant of feminism--which she calls neoliberal feminism--has come to dominate the cultural landscape, moving feminism away from social justice ends and toward a more individualized vision. Though the #MeToo campaign appears to be shifting the discussion, Rottenberg raises urgent questions…

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Eli Valley, “Diaspora Boy and Other Crisis Comics”

November 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States

Interweaving personal history, American culture and contemporary Jewish life, cartoonist Eli Valley will share the background and inspiration for his politically-charged satirical work appearing in publications such as the Nation, The New Republic, the Daily Beast, and, most recently, in the full-length compilation Diaspora Boy. Sponsored by the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. Location: Temple University, 9th Floor Weigley Room 914, Gladfelter Hall, 115 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia PA 19122

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January 2019

January Power Lunch with Rodger Levenson

January 16 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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January 2019 marks the beginning of Rodger Levenson's tenure as CEO of WSFS Bank. A lifelong resident of the Delaware Valley, Mr. Levenson has more than 32 years of local banking experience. Since joining WSFS in 2006, he has served in various executive leadership roles, including Chief Commercial Banking Officer (2006-2015) and interim Chief Financial Officer (2015-2016). Most recently, from June 2016 to August 2017, as Chief Corporate Development Officer, Mr. Levenson led cross-functional teams to evaluate, negotiate and integrate…

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April 2019

Temple Grad Student Shabbat Dinner

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Join grad students from dental, law, med, and other programs at Temple University. Meet new people and bring your friends. All are welcome! Kosher meal will be served. https://www.facebook.com/events/409663883153764/

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