The Lavy Colloquium was founded in 2005 through the generosity of Norman Lavy, MD, FACP, and Marion H. Lavy. The colloquium examines and considers ideas related to Jewish civilization.
The 16th Lavy Colloquium
April, 16th-18th, 2023.
The 14th Lavy Colloquium
October 7, 2018
Israel Under Netanyahu
The colloquium will analyze Israeli domestic politics and foreign policy during the period in which Benjamin Netanyahu has served as Israel’s prime minister. The one-day symposium will bring together scholars from Israel and the United States and will discuss Israel’s political parties, its economy, and its relations with the United States, Iran, Turkey, the Palestinians, the Arab world, India, China, and the American Jewish community.
The 13th Lavy Colloquium
April 9-11, 2018
Herem: The Sources, Practice, and Representation of Ex-Communications and Bans in Rabbinic Culture
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The 12th Lavy Colloquium
Nov. 6-7, 2017
New Frontiers in the Study of Modern Hebrew Literature
The 11th Lavy Colloquium
May 4-5, 2016
Israel’s East European Lineages: Russian and Polish Jewish History, Zionism, and Israeli Political Cultures
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The 10th Lavy Colloquium
Dec. 1-2, 2014
The Polish Jewish Condition? Polish Jewish Social Thought and the 1930s
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The 9th Lavy Colloquium
Nov. 18-19, 2013
The Hacham Tzvi, Rabbi Yaacov Emden, and Their Worlds: The Story of Early Modern Rabbinics
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The 8th Lavy Colloquium
Oct. 15-16, 2012
Yiddish After the Castrophe, 1934 to Present
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The 7th Lavy Colloquium
Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
Jews and Empire
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The 6th Lavy Colloquium
Oct. 10, 2010
Six Decades of U.S.-Israeli Relations
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The 5th Lavy Colloquium
Nov. 18-19, 2009
“The Jewish Jesus”
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The 4th Lavy Colloquium
Nationhood and the Jews
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The 3rd Lavy Colloquium
Judaism and Christian Art
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The 2nd Lavy Colloquium
Israel Since Rabin
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The 1st Lavy Colloquium
Atlantic Jewry in an Age of Mercantilism
View the list of participants for the first Lavy Colloquium.