Trinity College Jewish Studies Program Lecture Series Continues with Talk by NYU Professor

David Engel to Deliver ‘Improbable Allies? Jews and Ukrainians Between the World Wars’

Hartford, Connecticut, November 2, 2015 – The Trinity College Jewish Studies Program’s fall lecture series continues this Tuesday, November 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Rittenberg Lounge in Mather Hall, with a talk by David Engel titled “Improbable Allies? Jews and Ukrainians Between the World Wars.” Engel teaches in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where he specializes in modern Jewish political history, the Holocaust, and the history of Jews in Eastern Europe.

This talk is the fourth in the series, following “King Philip II of Spain and His Italian Jewish Spy” given by Flora Cassen of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; “How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition: the Case of Judaism” by Carmel Chiswick of George Washington University; and “Primo Levi” by Ann Goldstein, editor and principal translator of the first comprehensive English edition of the scientist and Holocaust survivor’s work.

Two final lectures will close the fall series: “Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland” by Glenn Dynner of Sarah Lawrence College on Tuesday, November 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge in Mather Hall; and “A World of Good: Jewish Transnational Philanthropy, Then & Now” by Jonathan Dekel-Chen, Israel Institute Visiting Professor at Columbia University, on Tuesday, December 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Rittenberg Lounge in Mather Hall.

Mather Hall is located on the Trinity College campus at 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106. For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.

Written by Molly Thoms ’17