Festival of Contemporary Russian Jewish American Culture

Festival of Contemporary Russian Jewish American Culture

One Day Conference and
Live Music Performance

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 10:00 am

Conference is free and open to the public, RSVP required at rsvp@ajhs.org

Tickets for the Svetlana and the Delancey Five Concert:

$25 general, $15 students/AJHS members/seniors, $36 at the door.

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This first time, all-day Festival of Contemporary Russian Jewish American Culture to launch the special issue of the journal East European Jewish Affairs will feature opening remarks from AJHS executive director, Rachel Lithgow; Genesis Philanthropy Group executive director, Ilya Salita; as well as guest editor Anna Katsnelson (Columbia University) and David Shneer (Louis Singer Chair in Jewish History, University of Colorado and co-editor in chief of East European Jewish Affairs) and panels as follows: Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto and co-editor in chief of East European Jewish Affairs) will moderate a scholarly roundtable on current issues in the field of Russian Jewish American cultural production that will include Baruch Beckerman, Inga Veksler, Jeffrey Taylor, Karolina Krasuska, Anna Katsnelson, and Margarita Levantovskaya.  Anna Katsnelson will moderate a writers’ panel with Ellen Litman, Polina Barskova, Eugene Yelchin, Julia Loktev, and Anya Ulinich. Nick Underwood (managing editor of East European Jewish Affairs) will moderate a visual arts panel including Alina Bliumis, Yuliya Levit, Yevgeniya Baras, Artem Mirolevich, and Michael Korosty.  Following a dinner break, the festival will culminate with a musical performance by Svetlana and the Delancey Five - see details below. 


For the detailed schedule, click here.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History, the journal East European Jewish Affairs, and the Louis P. Singer Chair in Jewish History in the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Conference is free and open to the public, RSVP required at rsvp@ajhs.org

Tickets for the Svetlana and the Delancey Five Concert:

$25 general, $15 students/AJHS members/seniors, $36 at the door.

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This first time, all-day Festival of Contemporary Russian Jewish American Culture to launch the special issue of the journal East European Jewish Affairs will feature opening remarks from AJHS executive director, Rachel Lithgow; Genesis Philanthropy Group executive director, Ilya Salita; as well as guest editor Anna Katsnelson (Columbia University) and David Shneer (Louis Singer Chair in Jewish History, University of Colorado and co-editor in chief of East European Jewish Affairs) and panels as follows: Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto and co-editor in chief of East European Jewish Affairs) will moderate a scholarly roundtable on current issues in the field of Russian Jewish American cultural production that will include Baruch Beckerman, Inga Veksler, Jeffrey Taylor, Karolina Krasuska, Anna Katsnelson, and Margarita Levantovskaya.  Anna Katsnelson will moderate a writers’ panel with Ellen Litman, Polina Barskova, Eugene Yelchin, Julia Loktev, and Anya Ulinich. Nick Underwood (managing editor of East European Jewish Affairs) will moderate a visual arts panel including Alina Bliumis, Yuliya Levit, Yevgeniya Baras, Artem Mirolevich, and Michael Korosty.  Following a dinner break, the festival will culminate with a musical performance by Svetlana and the Delancey Five - see details below. 


For the detailed schedule, click here.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History, the journal East European Jewish Affairs, and the Louis P. Singer Chair in Jewish History in the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.