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Hevrutah: Zerheilen – Healing to Pieces. Memory/Place

Program Accompanying the Exhibition Frédéric Brenner – ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES (video recording available, in German)

Students in a Talmud class look at texts or at each other while a white dove flies in the foreground of the picture

From the photographic essay ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES by Frédéric Brenner; Jewish Museum Berlin, purchased with the support of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin

The first event in the “Hevrutah” (“Friendship”) series is on the topic of “Memory/Place.” Using works by Barbara Honigmann, Pierre Nora and Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, Yemima Hadad, Netanel Olhoeft, Dekel Peretz, and Barbara Steiner, together with participants from the audience, will discuss what a ‘memory of place’ is, how places are shaped by memory, and how the memory of places captures the imagination of the people living in them. The “Hevrutah” will be moderated by Daniel Schönpflug.

video recording available, in German

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green

Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

video recording from 6 october 2021; Jewish Museum Berlin 2021

At the center of the program accompanying Frédéric Brenner’s exhibition is the practice of “Hevrutah” (“friendship”), a gathering for the purpose of shared learning. We invite the exhibition’s cast and the public to come together over a text, to read it and discuss it.

Panelists

  • Yemima Hadad is a member of the academic staff and a doctoral candidate at the School of Jewish Theology of the University of Potsdam.
  • Netanel Olhoeft is a member of the academic staff in the faculty of Jewish Religious and Intellectual History at the School of Jewish Theology of the University of Potsdam. In 2020, he was ordained as a rabbi by the Zacharias Frankel College Berlin/Potsdam.
  • Dekel Peretz is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology of the University of Heidelberg and a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. He is also head of the Jüdisches Zentrum Synagoge Fraenkelufer (Jewish Community Center Fraenkelufer Synagogue) society.
  • Daniel Schönpflug is Professor of Modern History at the Free University Berlin and Academic Coordinator at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Study) Berlin.
  • Barbara Steiner works as a therapist and academic author in Berlin.
Photography of a person alone on one of the red seats in the audience of an empty theater, resting his head in his hands

From the photographic essay ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES by Frédéric Brenner; Jewish Museum Berlin, purchased with the support of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When Wed 6 Oct 2021, 7.30 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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  • Entry fee

    Free of charge
    Register for this event

  • Participation Participation in the event is by registration, which is open to everyone. The selected texts will be made available after registration.
    The “Hevrutah” table is not on a stage but in the middle of the room, surrounded by the visitors to the event. There are also empty chairs at the table for anyone who wishes to actively participate. Passive participation is of course equally welcome.

    Corona rulesAll guests to live events are required to follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

    LivestreamThe event will be streamed live. You can find the livestream on this page and on our YouTube channel.

    LanguageThe event will be conducted in German.

    For journalists T +49 (0)30 259 93 419
    presse@jmberlin.de

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