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Where Do We Go From Here? Rachel Kadish and Julie Lindahl in conversation

On October 29th author Rachel Kadish and memoirist Julie Lindahl spoke about their difficult family histories, one the descendant of Holocaust survivors, the other the descendant of SS members.  They talked about conversations that bridge the seeming abyss between them, about the act of writing as compulsion, catharsis and truth-telling, about family idiosyncracies that turn…
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Published On: October 30, 2019 |
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Workshop on Jews in Muslim and Shared Diasporic Lands convened by Prof. Bill Miles

On Sunday October 6th Prof. Bill Miles convened a workshop sponsored by the American Academy of Jewish Research. The Special Initiatives Fund of the American Academy for Jewish Research aims to encourage collaboration between nearby institutions in the area of Jewish Studies.  Professor Miles teamed up with Prof. Alan Verskin of the University of Rhode…
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Published On: October 7, 2019 |
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Ruderman Lecture with Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan was our guest for the 2019 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture.  Watch the recording here. Read about his visit: In News @Northeastern. In the Boston Globe. Buy an autographed book:  The Northeastern bookstore has signed copies of “How To Change Your Mind” available at the special event price.  Visit the bookstore in the…
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Published On: September 25, 2019 |
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Lori Lefkovitz moderates panel at Boston University’s 2019 Yitzhak Rabin Lecture: US Jews and Israel: Are we headed for divorce? (recording)

A presentation and panel discussion on the increasingly contentious debate, here in the US, on Israel and Palestine. Featuring Peter Beinart, Rachel Fish, Eve Spangler, Dov Waxman, and moderated by Lori Lefkovitz. Hosted by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies at Boston University.

Published On: May 7, 2019 |
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Podcast on Pedagogy and Public Engagement in Jewish Studies with Lori Lefkovitz, Sara Wolkenfeld, Matt Williams, Jason Lustig, and Pamela Nadell (from the December 2018 AJS conference)

Listen to a roundtable discussion about pedagogy and public engagement from the December 2018 Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, where Lori Lefkovitz, Sara Wolkenfeld, Matt Williams, and Jason Lustig, along with Pamela Nadel, who chaired the roundtable, talked about the role of scholars in the public sphere and how it relates to teaching,…
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2019 Ruderman Scholar Chosen

Congratulations to Jessie Sigler ’20 on being awarded the 2019 Ruderman Scholarship!  Jessie is a Computer Engineering major and a Jewish Studies and History minor.  She spent a co-op semester at a start-up in Israel. Jessie also went on the Dialogue to Poland which directly led to her activism to bring the worldwide screening of…
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Published On: February 12, 2019 |
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Who Will Write Our History film screening

On Jan. 27th the Jewish Studies Program screened the film “Who Will Write Our History“.  Northeastern students and faculty were joined by member of the public as we participated in the Global Screening Event as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The film tells the story of the clandestine group Oyneg Shabbes which created and…
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Published On: January 28, 2019 |
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Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week 2019

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2019 Gideon Klein Award

Published On: January 22, 2019 |
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Ruderman Scholarship 2019

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