News Release

34th Annual Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies 2009
Sunday May 17, 2009 to Thursday May 21, 2009

Encounters with the Past: Remembering the "Bygone" in Israeli Culture

Professor Yael Zerubavel
Director, The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Professor of Jewish Studies and History
Rutgers University

Sunday, May 17 - Bridges to Antiquity
Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Moderator: UW Professor Gad Barzilai, Chair, Jewish Studies; JSIS; LSJ

Please join us for a kosher dessert reception honoring Mrs. Althea Stroum and celebrating the naming of the Samuel & Althea Stroum Jewish Studies Program following the first lecture. RSVP requested for only the first lecture because of the special nature of this event. 206-543-4370;

Tuesday, May 19 - Mirrors of Galut (Exile) in the Homeland
Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.
Moderator: UW Professor Joel Migdal, JSIS, Jewish Studies

Thursday, May 21 - When the New Becomes Old
Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.
Moderator: UW Professor Paul Burstein, Sociology, Political Science, Jewish Studies

All lectures are held in 220 Kane Hall, UW Seattle Campus

Questions: 206-543-0138;