JBuzz News June 7, 2020: Tikvah Fund Townhall Series asks What is the Jewish future at universities?

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What is the Jewish future at universities?

A new series asks the important questions about the future of college.

Source: Jerusalem Post, 6-7-20

 (photo credit: TONY CENICOLA/ THE NEW YORK TIMES “THE LIBRARY AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY”)
(photo credit: TONY CENICOLA/ THE NEW YORK TIMES “THE LIBRARY AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY”)

Is it true that American colleges are hostile to Jewish students? If so, what can educators who value both liberal education and Jewish pride do about it? And should Jewish students and their parents vote with their feet or stick around for the fight? Upheavals caused by Covid-19 make this an opportune moment to consider these issues. What is the future of college for Jewish students?

A new Townhall series by the Tikvah Fund, a Jewish think-tank and educational institute, brings together seven great minds from academia and the Jewish world to discuss these timely questions….READ MORE

JBuzz Features June 1, 2020: The Museum of the Bible is winning over some of its biggest critics: Jewish scholars

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Acts of Faith

The Museum of the Bible is winning over some of its biggest critics: Jewish scholars
Source: Washington Post, 6-1-20 

A closeup of a page from the Washington Pentateuch, a medieval Hebrew manuscript that was on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. (Photo by Menachem Wecker for The Washington Post)

JBuzz News May 27, 2020: Emory University Professor Deborah Lipstadt awarded Exemplary Teacher Award at Online Commencement

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Emory Honors Lipstadt at Commencement

Emory University Professor Deborah Lipstadt acknowledged for second year for her teaching contributions.

Source: Atlanta Jewish Times, 5-27-20

Professor Deborah Lipstadt was honored at Emory commencement for her work as a professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies.

Professor Deborah Lipstadt was honored at Emory commencement for her work as a professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies.

Emory University and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies Deborah Lipstadt was honored with the university’s prestigious 2020 Exemplary Teacher Award at this year’s online commencement exercises May 11.  Emory honored Lipstadt for  “her dedication to transformational teaching, her demonstrated compassion for students and colleagues alike, and the vast scope of her contributions as a public scholar.”…READ MORE

JBuzz News May 4, 2020: Historian Sarah Stein named to new Viterbi Chair in Mediterranean Jewish Studies at UCLA

Historian Sarah Stein named to new Viterbi Chair in Mediterranean Jewish Studies at UCLA

Source: UCLA Newsroom, 5-4-20

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Prominent historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein has been named the inaugural holder of the Viterbi Family Endowed Chair in Mediterranean Jewish Studies in the UCLA College divisions of humanities and social sciences….READ MORE

JBuzz News December 3, 2019: Penn Libraries receives $12 million donation for Jewish studies and digital humanities

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Penn Libraries receives $12 million donation for Jewish studies and digital humanities

Penn Libraries has received a series of Judaica donations totaling $12 million, which include funding for the world’s first endowed position in Judaica digital humanities. The gifts, granted by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan, include a collection of early American Judaica that highlights Jewish business life and other topics, which was first given to Penn in 2012. The Kaplans also granted funding for research fellowships and an endowment to expand the collections, Penn Libraries reported….READ MORE

JBuzz News August 22, 2014: Colleges truncate programs in Israel, West Bank due to conflict

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Colleges truncate programs in Israel, West Bank due to conflict

Source: JTA, 8-22-14‎

Several colleges have pulled students out early from summer study-abroad programs in Israel and the West Bank due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas….READ MORE

JBuzz News August 21, 2014: Jewish Student Assaulted at Temple University

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Jewish Student Assaulted at Temple University

Source: Jewish Exponent, 8-21-14

The school did, however, receive significant negative attention in June after an adjunct professor made inflammatory statements in an online forum about the Holocaust and Jewish influence in academia. A Temple University spokesman initially told a….READ MORE

JBuzz News August 21, 2014: NYU Calls Off Fall Study Programs In Israel Over Security Concerns

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NYU Calls Off Fall Study Programs In Israel Over Security Concerns

Source: CBS Local, 8-21-14

Other U.S. Colleges Pull Students From Area; Some Say Schools Overreacting….READ MORE

JBuzz Features August 20, 2014: The ‘Mainstreaming’ Of Jewish Studies

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The ‘Mainstreaming’ Of Jewish Studies

Source: The Jewish Week, 8-20-14

Houston – Administrators at Texas Christian University, an institution in Forth W orth affiliated with the Disciples of Christ denomination, needed some advice last year on starting a Jewish studies program, which is now in the planning stages….READ MORE

JBuzz News July 24, 2014: Former Senator Joe Lieberman To Take Professor Post At Yeshiva University

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Lieberman To Take Professor Post At YU

Source: The Jewish Week, 6-24-14‎

“We are thrilled to welcome Senator Lieberman, whose public life and values serve as a model for our students, especially those who aspire to careers in public service while embracing Orthodox Judaism,” said Dr. Selma Botman, university provost…READ MORE