The University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies and the Boulder JCC invite community members of all backgrounds to a Jeffersonian Dessert Party, featuring desserts, cordials, coffee, and shared conversation with CU Boulder Jewish Studies faculty members.
This event will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Levin Hall at the Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased here. Each ticket is $36 and includes admission to the event, desserts baked by local professional baker and cookbook author, Miche Bacher, and a coffee.
The Jeffersonian Dessert Party will feature Jewish Studies faculty members leading discussions on a variety of topics. During registration, attendees will choose which topic interests them most and will be placed at that presenter’s table for discussion (space limited – register soon!). Prior to the event, attendees will receive a discussion question from the presenter as well as a pre-circulated reading, podcast, or other media to explore and will be asked to prepare some discussion questions and thoughts to share at the event.
Conversations for the Jeffersonian Dessert Party include:
- Professor Nan Goodman – Kabbalistic notions of messianism
- Professor Hilary Kalisman – the changing connections between American Jewry and Israel
- Professor Yonatan Malin – Jewish music and how it contributes to Jewish culture
- Professor Elias Sacks – the idea of God
- Professor Rebecca Wartell – the state of Sephardic Judaism 500 years after the expulsion of Jews from Spain
This event is co-hosted by the Boulder JCC and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies.