BEKI’s annual Erev Shavuot night of study will be a day early and via Zoom. 45-minute classes will start at 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm.
7 pm Corinne Blackmer: Teaching Torah, Constructing Judaism
Corinne E. Blackmer is professor of English and Judaic Studies at Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of many articles and books, including Poisoning the Wells: Antisemitism in Contemporary America, ed.with Andrew Pessin; Queering Anti-Zionism: BDS Activism of LGBTQ Intellectuals; and other articles and works on Jewish ethics, modernism, and the Hebrew Bible.
8 pm Joshua Zelinsky: This is Why We Have an App: Probability, Halacha and Counting of the Omer
Josh Zelinsky grew up in New Haven; he has an undergraduate degree from Yale, and a PhD in math from Boston University. He now teaches math at the Hopkins School.
9 pm Rachel Adelstein: From Your Mouth To My Ear: Orality and Aurality in Jewish Life
Rachel Adelstein is an ethnomusicologist whose research and teaching covers contemporary Jewish liturgical music, artistic expressions of Jewish feminism and American vernacular musics. Rachel will explore the use of music under the Nazi regime, by the inmates of the Terezín concentration camp, and by the inmates of other ghettos and concentration camps, as well as members of Jewish resistance groups.