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Stroum Lectures | Reading Jewish Texts in an Age of Climate Change

May 14, 2021

In the 2021 Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies, Julia Watts Belser, associate professor of Jewish studies at Georgetown University, will use classic rabbinic Jewish texts on political violence, imperialism, and disaster to grapple with pressing contemporary questions about climate change and environmental justice.

Bringing disability studies and activism into conversation with queer and feminist theory, these talks will examine how ancient Jewish stories invite us to tangle with grief, confront vulnerability, and re-imagine possibilities for communal survival.

This event will be live-captioned, with live American Sign Language interpretation. For additional disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance: Voice (206) 543-6450, TTY (206) 543-6452, FAX (206) 685-7264, or


Tuesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 27, at 4:00pm Pacific Time. Learn more and register to attend .

We hope you can join!

Comparative Religion Staff