The MoVeRs program keeps on moving with two programs on Monday, November 2 featuring Anna Shternshis, an assistant professor of Yiddish and Transnational and Diasporic Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. Born in Moscow, she received her first degree in Russian History and Jewish Studies from Russian State University of Humanities in 1996. She then studied at the Yiddish Teacher’s Seminar at Oxford Institute for Yiddish Studies, where she received a Yiddish Teaching Diploma in 1997, and at Oxford University, where she received her Doctoral degree in Modern Languages and Literatures in 2000. Shternshis is the author of Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923 – 1939 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006). She is currently working on two book projects. One is devoted to the Jewish daily life in the Soviet Union during 1930s-1980s, and the other to the evacuation of Soviet Jews during World War II.
Monday, November 2 @12:30 PM: Evacuation and Escape of Soviet Jews during WWII – Lunch and learn with Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto). **Please bring your own lunch – beverages will be provided**
Monday, November 2 @ 7 PM: Between the Shtetl and the Red Hammer: Contemporary Yiddish Music in Russia – Special lecture with Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto)
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MoVeRs is made possible with support from Rose Community Foundation, SCFD, and the Goldberger Fund for Jewish Culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is sponsored by: Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, Boulder JCC, ADL, Pardes Levavot, Menorah, Soul Food, Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Hadassah, Hillel – University of Colorado, Nevei Kodesh, Jewish Mosaic and Congregation Har HaShem.