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Professor David Shneer's Review of the Yiddish production of "Fiddler on the Roof"

Aug. 2, 2018

In Professor David Shneer 's latest article, "How Jewish Can One Fiddler Be?: Reflections on the Folksbiene’s Fidler afn dakh, " he and colleague Professor Rebecca Kobrin of Columbia University consider why this Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof (with English and Russian subtitles) is the best rendition they've...

Professor David Shneer Presenting at University of Toronto

Sept. 26, 2017

Professor David Shneer had a busy September as he gave a keynote lecture at the European Day of Jewish Culture on the future of global Jewry. He then presented at the University of Kentucky launching their annual lecture series with a talk titled, “From Saving Soviet Jews to Being Saved...

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Legalizing 2nd Class Citizenship: Legislation's Role in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and What We can Learn from It in Contemporary America

April 20, 2017

Professor David Shneer will give a public lecture on Monday, April 24 at the Colorado State Legislature in honor of Holocaust Commemoration Day 2017. In this lecture, Professor Shneer will talk about the Legislation's role in the Holocaust and what contemporary American can learn from it. Professor David Shneer is...

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David Shneer performs "Art is My Weapon," conducts research in Paris

Jan. 17, 2017

In November, David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, and his musical collaborator Jewlia Eisenberg performed Art is My Weapon: The Radical Musical Life of Lin Jaldati at Temple University and as the DeVoy Visiting Artist-in-Residence at...

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David Shneer teaches at Yiddish Book Center, conducts research for new book "Grief"

Aug. 24, 2016

David Shneer had a busy summer teaching at Northwestern and the Yiddish Book Center and giving talks about Soviet photography at the Jewish Museum Amsterdam and about Yiddish cabaret at the Jewish Music Institute in London in August. He conducted research on a fellowship at the Center for Creative Photography...

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David Shneer Presents on Recent Book, Publishes Articles, Returns to Musical Roots

Dec. 8, 2015

David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies , committed to using his sabbatical to stretch his scholarly self in new directions. To that end, this fall, he presented his book, Lin Jaldati: Trümmerfrau der Seele , in...

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David Shneer serves as Helix Project Scholar-in-Residence, presents research for new book project

Aug. 31, 2015

David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, had a busy summer of globetrotting. He served as scholar-in-residence for the Helix Project that took students to Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia. Next year, he plans to open a competition...

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David Shneer to teach at Yiddish Book Center, serve as historian-in-residence on Helix Program

May 28, 2015

David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, has a busy summer in store for him. He will be making his annual pilgrimage to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst in June to serve on the faculty of...

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David Shneer's 2014-2015 Jewish Studies Graduation Speech

May 26, 2015

On Friday, May 8, 2015, the Program in Jewish Studies hosted our annual graduation ceremony, honoring the accomplishments of our graduating majors, minors and graduates students, our fellowship, scholarship and award winners, our interns, and our faculty. Below is Professor David Shneer's opening ceremony speech. Read More About the 2014-2015...

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Read Zilla Goodman's Speech Honoring David Shneer

May 26, 2015

David Shneer has been Director of the Jewish Studies Program since his arrival at the University of Colorado in 2008. When David first arrived at CU in 2008 the program was just about two years old, offered a Certificate in Jewish Studies and the university had only two faculty positions...

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