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Shavua Tov! 2012

An annual Jewish Studies festival at and around the University of Louisville.

The University of Louisville Jewish Studies Committee is proud to present the 2012 Shavua Tov! Jewish Cultural Diversity Week

This year, it is not literally a week (shavua in Hebrew), but instead spans about 2 weeks of events, including major lectures and a movie screening.

Lecture: Dr. Noah Efron, Professor of Science & Technology Studies at Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel, and a senior fellow of Shaharit -- think tank for a new Israeli Politics: "Occupy Israel: Notes from a Year of Social Protest"

Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Thursday October 18 at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments served.


Dr. Efron will also present a second lecture: "Nature: They Ain't Making it Like they Used To", also in Chao Auditorium on Thursday October 18 at 1:00 p.m.


Jewish Studies Film Night! featuring Steel Toes, the award-winning 2006 film starring David Strathairn about a neo-Nazi accused of a hate crime and the court-appointed lawyer who must represent him. The film will screen at Chao Auditorium on Tuesday October 30 at 7:00 p.m. Free & Open to the Public! Refreshments served.

This year Shavua Tov! is sponsored by the Humanities Program/Jewish Studies Committee as well as the A&S Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs, the Naamani Memorial Lecture Committee, and the Jewish Community of Louisville. Lectures are cosponsored by the Social Change program and the film is cosponsored by the Student Activities Board. Thanks to our cosponsors for helping to make these events possible.

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