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Fall 2017

Layali Cinema Series – Fall 2017
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The Syrian Bride
Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 7:30pm
Olin 11
Set in the Golan Heights, The Syrian Bride follows Mona (Clara Khoury), an Arab Druze woman about to be married to a Syrian soap opera star. Once she crosses from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights into Syria, she will be unable to ever return, forcing her to leave her family and the life she had behind.

Language Fair
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 11:00am-2:00pm
Alumnae Lounge
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A networking event to connect with local and international companies/organizations, explore language options and discover opportunities for study abroad and scholarships.

A Jewish Language for All Occasions: Ladino Culture and Literature
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 7:00-9:00pm
Laminan Lounge, Olin Center

A TALK BY Prof Devin Naar, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Today, comparatively little is known about the world of the Sephardic Jewish language, Ladino. Ladino once permeated every aspect of Jewish life in Greece, Turkey, and the Balkans—folk culture, oral traditions, politics, and literature. This presentation traces the rise and fall of Ladino culture, especially in the city of Salonica, once home to the largest Ladino-speaking community in the world.
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