Jewish University for a Day

Date: Apr 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York State

Category: JTS in Your Community

Study with scholars who are enriching the landscape of contemporary Judaism

Join JTS and Stony Brook University Hillel for the sixth annual Jewish University for a Day

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast and catered lunch will be served.


Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, New York

Plenary Session

“The Six-Day War Fifty Years Later: Is Israel Any Safer?,” with David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Yossi Klein-Halevi, author of Like Dreamers: The Story of Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation

Program Highlights

  • “Between Hospitality and Hostility: Jewish Responses to the Global Refugee Crisis,” Rabbi Daniel Nevins, The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • “Jews of Color,” a conversation with Rabbi Capers Shmuel Funnye, Jr., spiritual leader of one of the largest black congregations in the country and cousin of the Obamas
  • “Bob Dylan’s Judaism,” Seth Rogovoy, author of Bob Dylan: Prophet Mystic Poet
  • “Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography,” Dr. Sara Lipton, Stony Brook University
  • “What Matters: Caring Conversations about End of Life,” Rabbi Mychal Springer, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Learn more and register

Online by April 19 At the Event
General Admission $54 $60
Senior (62+) $50 $60
Free to full-time Stony Brook University and JTS students.

Presented by JTS, Stony Brook University Hillel, and UJA-Federation of New York.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Skolnick Family Charitable Trust.