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Academy Programs


Entrance of the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Entrance of the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe

The W. Michael Blumenthal Academy enriches the Museum's wide spectrum of activities with its Program on Migration and Diversity and a Jewish-Islamic Forum. The Academy's multifaceted programs of lectures, conferences, workshops, and panel discussions provide a platform to discuss highly relevant sociopolitical themes.

Upcoming events
1 June 2016
Organic Meets Kosher and Halal
"Judaism and Islam in the Diaspora"
Lecture series as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum of the Academy programs
8 June 2016
Russisch-jüdische Gegenwart in Deutschland (Russian-Jewish contemporary life in Germany)
Book Presentation and Panel Discussion in German language
Past events
8-12 May 2016

My Heart in the Maghreb
Jewish-Maroccan Film Week
Program and further information on the Film Week

26 April 2016

Antisemitism in the Arabic World – Facts and Myths
Talk with Commentary in German language
Further information on this event

14 April 2016

Feminist Approaches to Judaism and Islam
"Judaism and Islam in the Diaspora"
Lecture series as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum of the Academy programs
Further information on this event

6 April 2016

Angst ums Abendland (Fears For the West)
Book Presentation in German language with Daniel Bax
Further information on this event

15 March 2016

ХАИМ – HEIM (Home)
Discussion with Film Clips in the Series "New German Stories"
Further information on this event

8 March 2016

Rromnja* Power Reloaded – A Review of Political Commitment in the 90s and Current Perspectives
Talk and Panel Discussion
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18 February 2016

Becoming a Jew, Becoming a Muslim
"Judaism and Islam in the Diaspora"
Lecture series as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum of the Academy programs
Further information on this event

9 December 2015

Religious Law and Secular State
"Judaism and Islam in the Diaspora"
Lecture series as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum of the Academy programs
Further information on this event

26 November 2015

European Jerusalem - Jewish-Muslim Coexistence in Sarajevo
Conference
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12 - 14 November 2015

Post-migrant Society?!
Controversies on Racism, Minorities and Pluralization
Further information on this event

29 October 2015

What Does Diaspora Mean for Jews and Muslims?
"Judaism and Islam in the Diaspora"
Lecture series as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum of the Academy programs
Further information on this event

14 October 2015

Daughters and Sons of Gastarbeiters
Reading and Discussion (in German) as Part of the "New German Stories" Series
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5 October 2015

How Does Mainstream Society Integrate? New Perspectives for Coexistence in Diversity
Keynote and Panel Discussion
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17 September 2015

Enthüllung der Fereshta Ludin (The revelation of Fereshta Ludin)
Reading and Discussion with Fereshta Ludin and Sandra Abed as Part of the "New German Stories" Series (in German)
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8 September 2015

Handbuch des Antisemitismus – Judenfeindschaft in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Handbook of Anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism Past and Present.)
Book Presentation
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3 + 4 September 2015

Kill Me a Son!
A Symposium about Abraham, Isaac, and Ismael accompanying the exhibition "Obedience. An Installation in 15 Rooms by Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway"
Further information on this event

7 July 2015

The shadows of the past are still long: Young Jews on their life in Germany
Reading and Discussion with David Ranan as Part of the "New German Stories" Series
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23 June 2015

Carlos Fraenkel: Teaching Plato in Palestine
Book Launch
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19 June 2015

Verdict in Hungary
Film Showing und Discussion
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19 May 2015

Doitscha – Eine jüdische Mutter packt aus (A Jewish mother reveals all)
Reading and Discussion with Adriana Altaras as Part of the Series "New German Stories"
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10 April 2015

"I resolutely oppose paternalism"
Staged Reading in Memory of Melanie Spitta as Part of International Roma Day
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10 March 2015

Osama bin Laden schläft bei den Fischen (Osama bin Laden is sleeping with fishes)
Reading and discussion with Ahmad Milad Karimi as part of the series "New German Stories"
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26 February 2015

Possessed Bodies: Secular Body Politics and the German Circumcision Debate
Lecture
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12 February 2015

How to Handle the Discrimination of Sinti and Roma?
Talk and panel discussion
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27 January 2015

The Realignment of "Education after Auschwitz" in Immigration Society
Book presentation and panel discussion marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
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19 January 2015

A Shared View of Europe - Jewish and Muslim Experiences as Reflected in Public Controversies
Further information on this event

11 + 12 December 2014

Contemporary Jewish life in a global modernity: Comparative European perspectives on a changing diaspora
International Conference (in English)
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4 December 2014

Snip it?!
Presentation of a study on the circumcision debate followed by a discussion as part of the Judeo-Islamic Forum
Further information on this event

27 + 28 November 2014

"Media and Minorities. Questions on Representation from an International Perspective" - International conference in cooperation with the Council on Migration (Rat für Migration)
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6 November 2014

Jetzt wächst zusammen, was zusammen gehört?
"Is what belongs together, now growing together?" Social minorities’ viewpoints on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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21 October 2014

10 Years – Berlin-Brandenburg Migration Council
A multi-generational conversation about history, common struggles, and vision
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12 October 2014

SemiTones
A Sephardic-Arabic Concert as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum
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9 September 2014

The "Koscher Light" Generation. Young Russian-speaking Jews in Berlin
Reading and Discussion with Alina Gromova
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8 July 2014

Kıymet
Film Showing and Discussion with Canan Turan. Part of the Series "New German Stories"
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19 June 2014

Islam in Europe. Contemporary controversies, genealogical continuities
Panel discussion
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16 May 2014

Dealing with Images and Prohibition of Images in Judaism and Islam. Symposium as Part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum.
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13 May 2014

Deutsch sein und schwarz dazu (Being German and Black as well). Erinnerungen eines Afro-Deutschen (Memories of an Afro-German). Reading and Discussion in the Series "New German Stories".
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7 + 8 April 2014

Concepts of Citizenship and Participation in European Comparison. Symposium in Cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
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20 March 2014

"InderKinder" - On Growing up and Living in Germany
Reading and Discussion with Urmila Goel and Nisa Punnamparambil-Wolf
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20 February 2014

Is Higher Education a Safeguard Against Racism and Antisemitism?
Presentation of a Study followed by Panel Discussion
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15 January 2014

"New German Stories"
"We, the new Germans - Who we are, what we want"
Reading and Discussion with Alice Bota, Khuê Pham und Özlem Topçu
Further information on this event and a post on our blog about the series "New German Stories" can be found here.

5 + 6 December 2013

Social Exclusion and Politics of Anti-Discrimination and Minority Empowerment in Europe and the U.S. Conference in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the British Council.
Further information and a recording of this event can be found here.

22 November 2013

Quo vadis Migration Politics? Panel Discussion. The panel discussion was part of the symposium "Migration and Integration Politics Today." A cooperation with the Migration Council.
On our blog, you will find a report about the symposium and further information on this event is available here.

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