Our Current Events Calendar All Melton Center events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. Each year, the Melton Center offers more than thirty of programs, lectures, conferences, and concerts for the campus and Columbus community.

Past events

Metaphors of Time: An Interdisciplinary Conversation Across the Arts, Humanities, and Science

Hebrew Infusion: Israel, Judaism, and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps

Sarah Benor
Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion; Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Southern California

How Do We Talk About the Holocaust

Monica Hamblet
PhD candidate, Ohio State's Department of Germanic Literatures and Languages

Models of Equality and Coexistence: The Pragmatic Search for a Shared Society of Israelis and Palestinians

Yaniv Sagee, Executive Director, Givat Haviva 
Mohammad Darawshe, Director, Shared Society Education Department


Jewish Dance Symposium

Session 1: Jewish Traces, National Contexts
Session 2: Jewish Discourse and Mobility
Session 3: Transmitting Pedagogies and Philosophies

Guiding God Back from the Brink of Destruction: Moses and His Powerful Prayers

Michael Biggerstaff
The George M. & Renée K. Levine Graduate Fellow in Jewish Studies 
PhD candidate, Ohio State's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Queer & Now: How LGBT Jews Fit in the Jewish Community

Jonathan Branfman, PhD candidate, OSU Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies

FROM THE WORLD OF MY MOTHER AND FATHER: Works of Hope and Love for Cello and Piano 

Steven Glaser, piano
Steve Honigberg, cello