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2009 Conney Conference Schedule

Schedule for all four days of the 2009 Conney Conference. See map.

Tue. April 21

Time Presenter Title Location
5:30-6:30 Reception University Club

Wed. April 22

Time Presenter Title Location
8:30-9:00 Registration Grainger Hall
9:00-9:30 Douglas Rosenberg Opening Remarks Grainger Hall
9:30-11:00 Faith Jones, Sherry Mayrent, Ronald Robboy, Lee Williams Yiddish Arts Panel Grainger Hall
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Catherine Soussloff Keynote – New Jewish Visual Studies: Historiographical Reflections Grainger Hall
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Henry Sapoznik The Czernowitz Conference at 100: A Critical Reappraisal Grainger Hall
2:00-3:00 Ben Schachter, Rena Kraut Talmudic Drawings: The Eruv Reincarnations of Klezmer Grainger Hall
3:00-3:30 Josh Horowitz Ko-Opting Klezmer Grainger Hall
3:30-4:00 Paula Levine The Wall-Performing Conflicts Grainger Hall
4:00-4:30 Maya Escobar Berlin’s Eruv Grainger Hall
4:30-5:00 Sarah Young One Nation (Under God?) Grainger Hall
5:00-7:00 Dinner
7:30 Performance – Lisa Klug / Maya Escobar Cool Jews Chazen Museum

Thu. April 23

Time Presenter Title Location
8:30-9:00 Matt Sienkiewicz Chabad.Org Grainger Hall
9:00-9:30 David Chack My Father’s Dreams Grainger Hall
9:30-10:30 Judith Joseph, S. Leviton Shelter: Re-Imagining the Ketubah / Judaica: A Close Reading Grainger Hall
10:30-11:00 David Harris A New Ecology for the Jewish Arts Grainger Hall
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Janice Ross, Karen Goodman, Judith Brin Ingber Dancing in the Wrong Country-Auscruckstanz in Eretz Israel Gaby Aldor Grainger Hall
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Adam McKinney, Shahanna Baldon Shim’u Koleinu: Jewish Diversity Work and the Arts Grainger Hall
2:00-2:30 Stephen Hazan Arnoff Keynote – Beyond the Dog and Pony Show Beyond the Fringe Grainger Hall
2:30-3:00 Danielle Abrams Routine: The Blackface of the Borscht Belt Grainger Hall
3:00-3:30 Ruth Weisberg Creating Community Grainger Hall
3:30-4:00 David Gorshein Juggling Jews / Sara Felder Grainger Hall
4:00-5:00 Community Discussion Part I Grainger Hall
5:00-7:00 Dinner
7:30 Film+Performance – Sally Gross, Nina Haft, Faye Lederman New/Old World Overture Center

Fri. April 24

Time Presenter Title Location
8:30-9:00 Emily Sienkiewicz Image of Eretz Israel Grainger Hall
9:00-9:30 Paul Von Blum Look at the Artists Grainger Hall
9:30-10:00 Miri Talmon Identity in Israeli Culture Grainger Hall
10:00-10:30 Gaby Aldor Dance Discussion Part 1 Grainger Hall
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Community Discussion Part II: Where Are We At? Future Directions Grainger Hall
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Jodi Cohen Telling Your Jewish Stories Workshop Grainger Hall
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Marge Eiseman / Shirah Apple Storahtelling Workshop Grainger Hall
5:00-7:00 Shabbat evening meal* Husnu’s Turkish restaurant
* Following the presentation portion of the Conney Conference on Friday, April 24, there will be a Shabbat evening meal for all who want to participate at Husnu’s Turkish restaurant on State Street, which has many vegetarian options and Halal meat. Cost will be $20 or less. Those who desire to share a song, a story, or some other creative expression of Shabbat are welcome to do so. Please email Shirah Apple at if you would like to attend. We hope you will joining us for a relaxing and creative Shabbat evening.

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