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Music and Hebrew Infusion in Jewish Summer Camps

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Campers at Camp Young Judaea Texas hold a Hebrew sign that translates as 'We love you.' (Courtesy of authors)

A book talk sponsored by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is one of the co-sponsors.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
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Join Sarah Bunin Benor, co-author of Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps (2020), and sociologist Dan Lainer-Vos as they discuss the role of music in how camps infuse Hebrew in Jewish summer camps. This event will be moderated by UCLA Professor Mark Kligman, Director of the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience.





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About the Event

"Music and Hebrew Infusion" is a presentation via Zoom about the new book, Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps (2020), co-authored by Sarah Bunin Benor, Jonathan Krasner and Sharon Avni.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. It is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.

 

About the Speakers

 


Sarah Bunin Benor is Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (Los Angeles) and Adjunct Professor in the University of Southern California Linguistics Department. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Linguistics in 2004. Her books include Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (Rutgers University Press, 2012) and Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps (Rutgers University Press, 2020). Dr. Benor is founding co-editor of the Journal of Jewish Languages and creator of the Jewish Language Website and the Jewish English Lexicon.

  

Dan Lanier-Vos is an adjunct assistant professor of sociology at the University of Southern California specializing in nationalism, diaspora communities and economic sociology. Dan's first book, Sinews of the Nation: Constructing Irish and Zionist Bonds in the United States (Polity, 2013) examines financial encounters between national movements and diaspora communities to understand how diverse groups negotiate their positions in the nation. His work has also appeared in Sociological Theory, Theory and Society, Organization Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Social Science History and other journals. He is currently working on a book that explores the establishment and growth of the Israeli lobby in Israel.

  

Mark Kligman (Moderator) is UCLA's Chair of Ethnomusicology, Professor, the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music, and Director of the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Professor Kligman specializes in the liturgical traditions of Middle Eastern Jewish communities and various areas of popular Jewish music. He has published on the liturgical music of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn in journals as well as his book, Maqām and Liturgy: Ritual, Music and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn (Wayne State University, 2009), which shows the interconnection between the music of Syrian Jews and their cultural way of life.


Sponsor(s): Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Sponsored by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, and the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies