Tagged: Hillel House
This September, the Rubin-Frankel Gallery is honored to host The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria During the Holocaust 1940-1944, a new exhibit of historical significance that tells the story of how Bulgaria was able to save almost all of its Jewish citizens during World War II. The exhibit is on display now through October 15.
On Thursday, September 27, the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev will visit the exhibition and speak at a special gallery reception. President Plevneliev will speak at 6:00 p.m., followed by a public reception at 7:00 p.m. The talk is by RSVP only with limited space available. The reception as well as a performance by Bulgarian-Boston Dance Ensemble Ludo Mlado is open to the public.
The Power of Civil Society depicts events that, due to social pressure at the time, have only recently surfaced. When Germany ordered Bulgaria to surrender its Jews, a great outcry emerged from the Bulgarian people, and the country ultimately refused Germany’s demands. Because of the Bulgarian people’s heroism, most of the country’s 50,000 Jews were spared death in Nazi concentration camps.
RSVP to Holland at 617-353-7634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third installment of “The Fascination with Jewish Tales: Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel” will be held on Monday, November 21st at 7:00 P.M. in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall. Author, activist, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities Elie Wiesel will be introduced by Rabbi Joseph A. Polak, Director of the Hillel Foundation. The event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 6:00 P.M.
On Thursday, November 10th, the Rubin-Frankel Gallery will host an academic symposium, “Revival in Art and Culture After World War II.” The event features a panel of experts who will discuss the “revival of Jewish Soviet art after the trauma of war.” The panel will be moderated by Dr. Katherine O’Connor, professor of Russian in the Modern Languages and Comparative Literature program at the College of Arts and Sciences.
The symposium begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Rubin-Frankel Gallery, located in the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at 213 Bay State Road. The event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments following the discussion. RSVPs can be directed to Giang Luc at RubinFrankelGallery@gmail.com or 617-353-7634. For more details on the event, including a full schedule of speakers, please visit the Rubin-Frankel Gallery website.
On Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 pm, the Rubin-Frankel Gallery and the College of Fine Arts present a musical performance, PARALLELS, by the Arneis Quartet. The project, inspired by the art exhibition Faces of Revival: Postwar Russia in the Art of Felix Lembersky (1913-1970), “explores the universal themes of survival, resilience, and the pursuit of artistic freedom under political oppression.”
The Arneis Quartet comprises four Boston University School of Music alumni, and will feature Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 and Benjamin Britten String Quartet No. 2. The performance will be preceded by a talk by Assistant Professor of Theory, Dr. Ludmilla Leibman, and a film presentation.
PARALLELS takes place on Wednesday, October 26 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery, located at the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at 213 Bay State Road. For more information, visit the event listing on the Boston University Hillel website or contact email@example.com.
<img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2009/10/sarah-b.jpg” alt=”sarah b” width=”239″ height=”251″ />The <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/dbin/womenstudies/” target=”_blank”>Women’s Studies Program</a> is hosting a lecture by <a href=”http://discovermagazine.com/2003/mar/feathrdy” target=”_blank”>Sarah Blaffer Hrdy </a>entitled “Darwin and the Ascent of Emotionally Modern Man: How humans became such hypersocial apes” today at 4 PM at the <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/hillel/” target=”_blank”>Hillel House</a> on Baystate Road. Blaffer Hrdy is a professor emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis and has been elected to the California Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The event includes a <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/win/news/” target=”_blank”>lecture and reception</a> and is<strong> free and open to the public.</strong> For more information, contact Carly Pack-Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 358 2370.