Tuesday, 3/14, 7pm: The Oldest Guard: Landowners, Local Memory, and the Making of the Zionist Settler Past
Hybrid with both in-person and online options. Click here to register.
Liora R. Halperin discusses the practice and politics of Zionist memory in and around the private Jewish agricultural colonies (moshavot) that were established in late 19th-century Ottoman Palestine. These colonies emerged prior to the founding of the Zionist movement but was later integrated, albeit ambivalently, into the Zionist narrative of settlement as the First Aliyah. Treating the “First Aliyah as a symbol created and deployed only in retrospect, and drawing connections to memory practices in other settler societies, she considers how private agriculturalists and their advocates forged the First Aliyah past as a model of private ownership, political moderature, and harmonius relations with hired rural Palestinian labor. In so doing, she sheds light on the politics and erasures of Zionist celebrations of "firstness.”
Join us at Arnold Hall located at 96 Wentworth Street. Sponsored by the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Center for Israel Studies.
Thursday, 3/16, 7pm: Charleston Jewish Filmfest Presents: "Shared Legacies"
In-person showing at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.
"Shared Legacies" details the often forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities during the Civil Rights Movement. A discussion with Rabbi Stephanie M. Alexander and Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III follows the film.
Join us at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim located at 90 Hasell Street. Sponsored by the Charleston Jewish Filmfest, KKBE, Charity Missionary Baptist Church, the International African American Museum, the Stanley Farbstein Endowment, and the Charleston JCC Foundation.
Wednesday, 3/22, 6pm: The Arnold Nemirow Lecture Series Presents: The Holocaust by Bullets and its Contemporary Implications with Father Patrick Desbois
In-person only in Room 101 at the College of Charleston Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center.
Father Patrick Desbois is one of the premier voices for human rights, Holocaust remembrance, and genocide prevention in our times. For years, he and his group Yahad-In Unum have crisscrossed Eastern Europe mapping more than 2,000 sites of Nazi mass shootings and more recently documented ISIS crimes against the Yazidi people in Iraq. The Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies is honored to host his visit to the College of Charleston.
Join us at the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center at 58 Coming Street. Sponsored by the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies, the Stanley Farbstein Endowment Fund, and the Charleston JCC Foundation.
Charleston Jewish Filmfest Spring Festival: 03/30-04/02
In-person showings at the Terrace Theater.
Save the date: Our annual film festival at the Terrace Theater returns. Don't miss screenings of the best current Jewish-themed movies.
Join us at the Terrace Theater located at 1956 Maybank Highway. Sponsored by the Stanley Farbstein Endowment Fund and the Charleston JCC Foundation.