Talia Cohen is the Winner of the Best Student Paper in Jewish Studies.

On behalf of the Center for Jewish Studies, I am delighted to announce that a committee consisting of Jewish Studies faculty members has chosen Talia Cohen’s Paper, “She Walks in Beauty Like the…Sabbath? A Musical Message of Jewish Pride,” as the winner of the Best Student Paper in Jewish Studies Award. Members of the committee … Read moreTalia Cohen is the Winner of the Best Student Paper in Jewish Studies.

Students of the Center for Jewish Studies Visit the Archaeological Collections at Wesleyan University

Jessie Cohen, Archaeological Collections Manager at Wesleyan University, hosted a visit by Professor Greenblatt’s History 247, Jewish History: From Biblical Israel to Diaspora Jews class. Students examined ancient Near Eastern coins related to places and times they have studied in class. The coins include, for example, one of Antiochus IV, villain of the Hanukkah story. … Read moreStudents of the Center for Jewish Studies Visit the Archaeological Collections at Wesleyan University

Final Event: Showcase of Students’ Work in Jewish and Israel Studies

Another academic year is about to end. Just a few classes are left. A crunch time for our students and faculty, but also a time to celebrate students’ achievements. Since 2010 students and faculty have celebrated students’ projects in Jewish and Israel Studies. And while some students will indeed graduate with the Jewish and Israel … Read moreFinal Event: Showcase of Students’ Work in Jewish and Israel Studies

Mogulesco-A Tale of the Yiddish Theater

After a very busy semester of Jewish and Israel Studies events, our almost last event is on Sunday, May 8: Mogulesco-A Tale of the Yiddish Theater, a production of Music 297 class, written by Mark Slobin, directed by Joshua Margolin ’11, music direction by Amanda Scherbenske.With student and faculty actors.   Location :    World Music … Read moreMogulesco-A Tale of the Yiddish Theater

Showcase of Student Projects in Jewish and Israel Studies

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

Upcoming Events in Jewish Studies This Semester

Spring 2011 (remaining events): March 29, Yiddish Cultural Expressions Series: Professor Samuel Kassow, “Jewish Cultural Expression under Nazi Occupation – The Case of the Warsaw Ghetto,” CFA Hall, 7pm March 31, The Ring Family Israeli Film Festival: a screening of two Israeli TV shows: Serugim (the dating saga of young Religious Israelis) and Arab Labor … Read moreUpcoming Events in Jewish Studies This Semester

Research Opportunities at the Yiddish Book Center

The National Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for two educational programs: the Fellowship Program for recent college graduates and the Steiner Summer Program for undergraduates. The Fellowship Program offers talented young college graduates who are passionate about Yiddish language and culture the opportunity to work at the Book Center for a year. As … Read moreResearch Opportunities at the Yiddish Book Center

An Opportunity for Students

One of our former students is currently working for the Moment Magazine and sent this announcement: Award-Winning Magazine Seeks Student Contributors for Blog of Jewish Ideas Moment Magazine, co-founded by Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, is recruiting bright, inquisitive, and diverse university students to contribute to our blog “In the Moment.” Moment is the world’s … Read moreAn Opportunity for Students

Undergraduate Research Opportunities at the Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History in New York has announced programs supporting undergraduate research in Jewish studies: Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Advanced undergraduate students at North American universities are invited to apply to carry out research in the archives and libraries of CJH’s partner institutions. This fellowship is designed for third and fourth year undergraduates … Read moreUndergraduate Research Opportunities at the Center for Jewish History

From Maccabees to Lenny Bruce: Student Project in Jewish and Israel Studies

On May 4, 2010, Wesleyan students will present their projects in Jewish and Israel Studies. Three seniors will present their senior thesis research projects:  Peter Gilchrist, Arielle Golden, and Kalen Flynn, their topics range from the history and memory of the Maccabean uprising, the identity of Spanish conversos, and history and memory of the Holocaust. … Read moreFrom Maccabees to Lenny Bruce: Student Project in Jewish and Israel Studies