Our Next Event:

Sevivon, Sov Sov Sov
Chanukah Hu Chag Tov


2700 Burcham Dr. East Lansing

DECEMBER 1, 2011
7:00 PM

Come join Hadassah and help celebrate Chanukah with the residents of Burcham Hills.

Cantor Schiffer and her musical assemblage will be there to entertain as in years past.

Make new friends! Come join us on the 1st of December for fun, music, and holiday donuts! Chanukah gifts for everyone!

If inclement weather or if there is any concern that the event would be cancelled or postponed, please call Gale Schiamberg at 349-4747. Up to the minute news about the event would also be sent by email to all members on the Hadassah list.

“Telling Family Stories: Jews, Genealogy, and History” 

A public programming grant from the Association of
Jewish Studies to support a 2011-12 year-long initiative by

the Jewish Studies Program at MSU on “Telling Family Stories”



September 21, 2011, 7pm

“A School for Wives: Home Economics and the Modern Housewife”

Wanderer’s Teahouse, 547 Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI

Helen Veit, Assistant Professor of History, Michigan State University


October 16, 2011, 10am

“Jewish Genealogy in the 21st Century”

MSU Jewish Studies/Hadassah Brunch at the University Club

Sallyann Sack, Editor–Avotaynu, the Journal of Jewish Genealogy


November 10, 2011, 7pm
Jewish Families in Fiction and Autobiography

Faye Moskowitz, Professor of English, George Washington University,

author of A Leak in the Heart (1987), And the Bridge is Love (1993),

and Peace in the House: Tales from a Yiddish Kitchen (2003)

speaking on “Jewish Families in Fiction and Autobiography”.
Moderator: Steven Weiland, MSU Professor, Eduacational Administration
Schuler’s Bookstore, Eastwood Towne Center, 3003 Preyde Blvd. Lansing

 December 11, 2011, 3:00pm
"Sharing Family Stories with Our Children"
Intergenerational Story-time for Young Children, Ages 3-8
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbott Rd. East Lansing

January 22, 2012, 5:30pm

“Doing Genealogy, Doing History in Nazi Camp Records
MSU Main Library, Beaumont Instruction Room, West Circle Drive, East Lansing
Ken Waltzer, Professor of History, Michigan State University

(In Conjunction with Congregation Kehillat Israel Adult Education)


February, 2012 7pm (Date TBD)
MSU Main Library, Room 449
Film: "The Family Album" (1986, dir. Alan Berliner)

Steve Gold, Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University

Kirsten Fermaglich, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State


April 26, 2012, 12 pm

“Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Pre WW2 Activism”

Melissa Klapper, Professor, Rowan University

Center for Gender in a Global Context Colloquium Series,

MSU Campus, 340 Morrill Hall, East Lansing


April 26, 2012, 7 pm

“Small Strangers: Immigrant Children in America, 1880-1925”

Melissa Klapper, Associate Professor, Rowan University

MSU Library Colloquium Series,

MSU Library, Room W449



Generous Co-sponsors include the Greater Lansing Welfare Jewish Federation, Lansing Chapter of Hadassah, MSU Hillel, MSU History Department, MSU English Department, MSU Library, MSU Program for Peace and Justice Studies and the Center for Gender in a Global Context


Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by emailing Judith Moses Dworkin at tellingfamilystories@gmail.com  a week before the event in question.

Requests received after that date will be met when possible.


This program is made possible by the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project, directed by the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS).  Support for the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project is generously provided by Legacy Heritage Fund Limited. 

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