Latin American Jewry: Identity and Gender

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Young Scholars Symposium

Featuring Ariella Siegel and Valeria Schindler

March 29, 2012 | 10:30 AM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GL 220

Ariella Siegel: “Jewish Miami: The Changing Face of Institutional Interaction"

Ariella Siegel is a graduate student in the Department of Religious Studies and has studied in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Her master's thesis, titled "Why Is This Wave Different From All Other Waves? Three Phases Of Miami Jewish Communal Institutions," deals with the establishment of the Jewish community in Miami.

Valeria Schindler: “Motherhood and its Influence on the Work of Rabinas in Conservative Latin American Congregations”

Valeria Schindler is an adjunct professor in the Department of Religious Studies. Her work focuses on gender roles in Latin American Jewish communities. Schindler's thesis, “Imah on the Bimah: Gender and the Roles of Latin American Conservative Congregational Rabinas,” focused on the roles of rabinas in Conservative congregations in Latin America and won the "Best Thesis" award from the Department of Religious Studies, awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences, in 2011.

Dr. Mark Szuchman will serve as the respondent. He is Professor in the Department of History. Listed among his several books are The Middle Period in Latin America: Values and Attitudes, 17th-19th Centuries and Order, Family, and Community in Buenos Aires, 1810-1860.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

To learn more, please see the attached flyer or call 305-348-7266.