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"Why Didn’t You Come Before The War?" in Memorial Chapel

The Contemporary Israeli Voices lecture series, sponsored by the Jewish and Israel Studies Department, is sponsoring a performance by Fabiana Meyuhas tomorrow, October 29, at 8 pm in the Memorial Chapel.

From the announcement:

This one-woman show, based on a book by the same title and written by Lizzie Doron, depicts the story of a few second-generation Holocaust survivors as seen through the eyes of those born in Israel after World War II. The show deals with the change of heart in Israeli society towards those who survived the horrors of the camps: from incomprehension and rejection to empathy and acceptance.

Fabiana Meyuhas plays Elizabeth, who survived while her entire family perished in the camps. Fabiana Meyuhas has appeared in leading parts at Israel’s main theatres (such as Habimma, Hakameri, Beit Lessin, Beer Sheeba) and in various films and television programs. She won the best actress prize at the Akko Fringe festival.

Reception will follow in Zelnick

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 29th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

The place of humans in Creation

John Hall of the Jonah Center will be giving a talk titled “Made From the Dirt: The place of humans in creation” on Thursday:

John Hall, Director of the Jonah Center for Earth and Art and Minister at First Church of Christ, Congregational, will offer some thoughts to spark a conversation about human nature, including our tendencies to form tribes, innovate, cheat, aspire to ideals, and feel compassion. What are the prospects for successful adaptation to the human-caused ecological crisis? What is the basis for hope?

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Earth House (159 High St.)

WestCo Guest Lecture Series: MUFON and UFOs in Connecticut

Tonight at 10 in the WestCo Lounge, Rachel Mastracchio ’11 will be giving a lecture on MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network. Rachel is a licensed Field Investigator for MUFON, and will be talking about the history of ufology, the mechanics of the Mutual UFO Network, what her role is in the organization, what an investigation entails and a few historical sightings in Connecticut.

Plus, as usual, there will be snacks provided by the WestCo RA’s.
Date: Sunday, March 2 (today)
Time: 10 PM
Location: WestCo Lounge

WestCo Guest Lecture Series: Lolcats and Communes

In addition to the Lolcats lecture being given at 10 by Ben Bernstein ’10, Yotam Marck (who doesn’t, in fact, go here, but is the cousin of Izaac Lichter-Marck ’11) will be talking about his experiences as a member of the Naharovet, a communal youth movement in Israel.

In Izaac’s words,

“Yotam has lived in a commune for three years and is an expert on cooperative living and the kibbutz movements, zionism, marxism, and ping pong. come steal his ideas pineapple top tree grew where the jack o lantern plate.”

Date: Tonight, February 10
Time: 9:00 and 10:00
Location: WestCo Lounge