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Beth Scholar in Residence (Dr. Erin Corber) Kiddush/Lunch Presentation
November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Beth Israel Synagogue invites you to join them this Shabbat, November 11th, when Dr. Erin Corber will be their Scholar In Residence and will be presenting a talk during kiddush/lunch on
Kristallnacht, 79 years later: History and Legacies of the November Pogroms.
Erin Corber is the inaugural Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair of Jewish Studies at Dalhousie where she currently teaches courses on modern French Jewish history and the history of the Holocaust. She is a scholar of modern French Jewish history and modern Europe with a focus on their intersections in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has published on a wide variety of topics such as interwar French Jewish life and culture, antisemitism, Jewish youth movements, and the First World War in Jewish history.
A third generation Jewish Montrealer, Erin Corber has deep personal roots and professional ties in Canada. In addition to the visiting chair at Dal, Dr. Corber is currently also a research associate of the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University, and a consultant and regular instructor for the Museum of Jewish Montreal. Previously, she served on the planning committee for Montreal’s LeMood festival of “unexpected Jewish learning,” and offered workshops on the history of Jews and the First World War.
Erin Corber is currently working on a book about ideas and projects surrounding Jewish health and wellness and community regeneration in France during the 1920s and 1930s, as well as a collection of personal travel essays reflecting on her experiences in contemporary Romania.