Coronado Lectures

2014-2015 Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series

ALL LECTURES ARE FREE
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
More info: 858.362.1154

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Mandelbaum Family Lectures on Jewish Studies (Coronado)
It's Deli-cious! A Historical Exploration of American Jews and Delicatessen
Lecturer: Joellyn Zollman, UCSD

January 14, 2015 • 10:30 A.M.
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118


Joellyn Zollman
This lecture will explore the historical relationship between American Jews and American delis. The lecture looks at how American Jews came to be associated with delis, how American Jewish delis have changed over time, and what the deli's purpose and meaning has been to American Jewish identity and American Jewish life.

For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154


Mandelbaum Family Lectures on Jewish Studies (Coronado)
The Spanish Past and the Modern Middle East
Lecturer: Ibrahim al-Marahi

February 18, 2015 • 10:30 A.M.
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118


Ibrahim al-Marahi
How are Convivencia and the Inquisition remembered in both modern Spain and Middle Eastern states? What happened to the Sephardic communities in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, why do terrorist groups want to reconquer Andalusia, and how does Muslims Spain figure in TV soap operas in Syria? This and more will be included in this fascinating lecture.

For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154


Mandelbaum Family Lectures on Jewish Studies (Coronado)
The Battle Over Jews in Medieval Spain
Lecturer: Thomas Barton, USD

March 25, 2015 • 10:30 A.M.
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118


Thomas Barton
During the Middle Ages, the Christian-ruled kingdoms of Spain which contained significant populations of Jews and Muslims. These communities were permitted to reside as protected ethno-religious minorities with the free practice of religion and a few basic liberties in return for their commitment to serve as law-abiding members of society. Retaining these non-Christian groups was advantageous for the Christians since they possessed valuable skills and wealth. Over time, the Spanish monarchies started to lay claim for exclusive royal rights to lucrative prerogatives such as control over public order, the coinage of money, and jurisdiction over Jews.
In this talk, Tom Barton (PhD Yale University, 2006) will delve into the case of the Crown of Aragon, and explore how rival, non-royal jurisdictional entities contested this legal formulation in their effort to control, exploit, and protect the Jewish subjects living on their independent lands from encroachment by kings and their administrators and other threats.

For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154


Mandelbaum Family Lectures on Jewish Studies (Coronado)
Friends, Romans, Countrymen… and Jews: Experiencing the Holocaust in Italy’s Capital
Lecturer: Gabrielle Orsi, Columbia University

April 22, 2015 • 10:30 A.M.
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118


Thomas Barton
In 1922, Europe’s original Fascists—Italy’s National Fascist Party seized power and Mussolini established a dictatorship that would last for more than 20 years. In 1938, racial laws were imposed on Italy’s Jewish population. After Mussolini’s regime collapsed in July 1943, Italy was invaded by his erstwhile Nazi allies from the north. In a bitter irony, ancient history had concentrated Italy’s Jewish communities in the northern half of the peninsula – as the Nazis conquered territory south all the way to Rome. Join Dr. Gabrielle Orsi to explore what happened next in Rome—declared an open city on August 14, 1943—as the Roman Jewish community faces this threat. She will present testimony, images, art, propaganda, and trace the life of one extraordinary Roman woman whose blockbuster novel History (La Storia) would portray the shocking events in Rome and serve as “an accusation of all the fascisms of the world” so potent that Franco would ban it in Spain.

For Information: Ilene Tatro (858) 362-1154


Supporting the Mandelbaum Lectures on Jewish Studies will ensure the continuation of this lecture series.
For more information, please contact Ilene Tatro at ilenet@lfjcc.org or 858.362.1154.


Former program of the Agency for Jewish Education,
co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of San Diego County.