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Presenters (copy 1)

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Colleen Hastings
Creighton University
Hitchcock, Room 304D
2500 California Street
Omaha, NE 68178

(402) 280-2303

colleenhastings@creighton.edu

 

Presenters

Sunday, October 26 and Monday October 27, 2008

 

Penina Adelman

Brandeis University

 

'Who am I Supposed to Be?': The Bat Mitzvah as a Transformative Ritual

Leslie Ginsparg

New York University

 

Becoming Orthodox Women: Rites of Passage in the Orthodox Community

Irit Koren 

Rutgers University

 

Discourse About the Wedding Ritual: Hierarchies of Gender, Knowledge, and Authority

Rachel Kranson

New York University


'More Bar Than Mitzvah': Anxieties Over Wedding and Bar Mitzvah Celebrations in Post-War America

 

Daniel Lasker

Ben Gurion University


Karaism: An Alternate Form of Jewish Celebration

Oliver Leaman

University of Kentucky

 

New Jewish Rites of Passage and the Holocaust

 

The  Mandall Family and Jerrold Hirsch

Kirksville, MO

 

Without a Minyan: Adjusting to Jewish Life in a Small Midwestern Town

 

Erika Meitner

Virginia Tech

Materializing New Jewish Ritual: Jews with Jewish Tattoos

Vanessa Ochs

University of Virginia

Same-Sex and Heterosexual Jewish Wedding Ceremonies in Conversation With Each Other

Keynote

Steven Puzarne

Cantor

Nes Gadol: B'nei Mitzvah Program for Children with Autism

Ori Soltes

Georgetown University

Memory, Questions, and Definitions: Images of Old and New Rites of Passage

Arthur Waskow

The Shalom Center

'Lest the Earth be Utterly Destroyed': Elijah's Covenant Between the Generations