The Center for Jewish Studies is inviting applications for the 2018 Best Student Paper in Jewish Studies award. Did you write a good paper on the architecture of synagogues? Remember that work you did on Jewish hip-hop? Or that A-paper on Kafka that you wrote last year? From urban planning to philosophy, from music to … Read moreCall for Papers: 2018 Best Student Paper in Jewish Studies Award
The Center for Jewish Studies welcomes back students and new faculty. This semester the Center will host Shimon Adaf as the Gittel and Marvin Silverberg Distinguished Scholar. Shimon Adaf published three collections of poetry and seven novels, for which he won the Ministry of Education Award for Debut book (1996) and the Prime Minister`s Prize … Read moreWelcome and Exciting News from the Center for Jewish Studies
We have exciting news regarding the latest developments in Jewish Studies at Wesleyan. Just a couple of weeks ago the Administration approved our proposal to create a Center for Jewish Studies at Wesleyan. The Center will administer the current Certificate for Jewish and Israel Studies. It will also be the official home to and sponsor … Read moreThe Center for Jewish Studies
The semester is starting. New students have arrived and the rest of the students will return in a couple of days. Jewish and Israel Studies welcomes all of the students and offers an exciting line-up of courses and events. Fall 2013 Courses in Jewish and Israel Studies at Wesleyan: Gateway courses: HIST247 Jewish History: From … Read moreWelcome Back!
Greetings and Beruchim Habaim to friends of Jewish and Israel studies. I am delighted to serve as the interim chair this year. This is going to be an exciting and rich year full of cultural and intellectual events. Please mark your calendar for Thursday October 25 at noon at 108 Usdan Student Center. The Jewish … Read moreGreetings
Another summer is gone and a new academic year has begun. As always, it will be an exciting year, with classes, and events to look forward to. First some news. Professor Dalit Katz has agreed to serve as the interim director of JIS this year, while Professor Magda Teter on sabbatical working on her next … Read moreWelcome back!
Everyone is back on campus. Most students settling into their classes. Jewish and Israel Studies is offering seven courses, five of which are taught by our core faculty: from Hebrew taught by Professor Dalit Katz, to a course on Jews in China, to a course on Middle Eastern Politics, to Israeli Films, and the capstone … Read moreNew Semester, New Courses
Please join us for three Commencement Weekend WESeminars sponsored by Jewish and Israel Studies Program: Friday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m: Objects Tell Stories: Community Partnership and Scholarship at Wesleyan Location: 8 Broad Street, Nester Center of the Congregation Adath Israel During the spring semester, students in Professor Magda Teter’s class on east European Jewish … Read moreJewish and Israel Studies WESeminars during Commencement Weekend
Join us to celebrate a new partnership between the Adath Israel Congregation and the Olin library at Wesleyan. Over the last year, Wesleyan University’s Special Collection and Archives, Jewish and Israel Studies Program, and the Congregation Adath Israel have been working on developing a new partnership. As a result, rare books from Adath Israel will … Read moreA New Partnership between Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives and the Congregation Adath Israel in Middletown
The semester–nay the year–is almost over. Just one more week of classes is left. It is a crunch time, but also a time to celebrate students’ achievements. Since 2010 we have showcased students’ projects in Jewish and Israel Studies. Some students will indeed graduate with the Jewish and Israel Studies Certificate, but some of our … Read moreShowcase of Student Projects in Jewish and Israel Studies