YIVO Jewish Culture Series



The YIVO Jewish Culture Series was developed in partnership with the YIVO Institute for Educational Research. (YIVO.org)  The YIVO is a Jewish cultural institution known for its world renowned library and archive of Jewish history and culture.  The lecture series presenters are drawn from the extensive network of scholars affiliated with the YIVO. The events are open to the broader community.

“We are delighted with the success of YIVO’s Jewish Culture Series at Riverdale Temple. The overwhelming response to these lectures and events demonstrates the great need for substantive programming about Jewish history and culture for the public.” —Jonathan Brent, YIVO Executive Director

2018-2019 Program Year


Hasidism, A New History

Speaker- David Biale

NOVEMBER 4, 2018
2:00 PM
The event will take place in the Riverdale Temple’s sanctuary

More About the speaker

DAVID BIALE, is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis. Professor Biale’s research is broadly in the areas of Jewish intellectual and cultural history. His books have won the National Jewish Book Award three times, and he has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Lady Davis Foundation. Most recently, he won the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching. His book recently published, is written with a team of scholars.