JBuzz News April 14, 2014: Sylvia Barack Fishman earns national Jewish studies honor

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Fishman earns national Jewish studies honor

Source: Brandeis University, 4-14-14

Sylvia Barack Fishman, the chair of the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department, the Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life, and co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, is 2014 recipient of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry’s Marshall Sklare Award….READ MORE

JBuzz News February 13, 2014: Jennifer Hoyer: Professor Recognized for Work Establishing Jewish Studies Program

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Professor Recognized for Work Establishing Jewish Studies Program

Source: The Arkanas Traveller, 2-13-14

A UA German professor was recognized by the Jewish Federation of Arkansas for outstanding contributions to the Jewish community. Jennifer Hoyer, an associate German professor and acting head of the UA German department, received the Jane B. Mendel….READ MORE

 

JBuzz News July 4, 2013: AVI CHAI Foundation awards nearly $2 million to Conservative day schools

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Nearly $2 million awarded to Conservative day schools

Source: JTA, 7-4-13

The AVI CHAI Foundation awarded nearly $2 million to support the Conservative movement’s Solomon Schechter network of Jewish day schools….READ MORE

JBuzz News May 21, 2013: Barbra Streisand to receive honorary PhD at Hebrew Universty in Jerusalem

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Barbra Streisand to receive honorary PHD in Jerusalem

Source: BBC News, 5-21-13

The award is in recognition for her human rights work and dedication to Israel and the Jewish people. Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, president of the Hebrew University, said they were “deeply proud” to honour her….READ MORE

JBuzz News April 30, 2013: Alvin Rosenfeld: Jewish Studies Program founder awarded Indiana University Bloomington Provost’s Medal

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Jewish Studies Program founder awarded IU Bloomington Provost’s Medal

Source: Indiana University, 4-30-13

Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel has presented the Provost’s Medal to Alvin Rosenfeld, a distinguished scholar of literature and Holocaust studies who established the university’s Jewish Studies program and led it for decades.

Robel presented the medal at a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU Bloomington. Rosenfeld is the Irving M. Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies and a professor of English and Jewish studies in the College of Arts and Sciences….READ MORE

JBuzz News February 28, 2013: Five authors named Sami Rohr Prize finalists

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Five authors named Sami Rohr Prize finalists

Source: JTA, 2-28-13

Five authors from three countries were named the finalists for the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

The Jewish Book Council on Wednesday announced the nominees for their works of Jewish fiction.

The nominees are Shani Boianjiu, for “The People Of Forever Are Not Afraid”; Ben Lerner for “Leaving Atocha Station”; Stuart Nadler for ” The Book of Life”; Asaf Schurr for “Motti,”  translated by Todd Hasak Lowy; and Francesca Segal for “The Innocents.”…READ MORE

JBuzz News January 20, 2013: Deborah Dash Moore: History of Jewish New York takes 2012 National Jewish Book Awards honors

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History of Jewish New York takes 2012 National Jewish Book Awards honors

Source: JTA, 1-20-13

A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.

The three-volume “City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York,” published by the New York University Press and edited by Deborah Dash Moore, won the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year award, the Jewish Book Council announced Jan. 15….READ MORE

JBuzz News December 11, 2012: Christoph Dieckmann: British professor awarded Yad Vashem book prize

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British professor awarded Yad Vashem book prize

Source: JTA, 12-11-12

A British university professor was awarded the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research.

Christoph Dieckmann of Keele University was recognized for his two-volume book “German Occupation Policy in Lithuania 1941-1944.”

The Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research, in memory of Holocaust survivor Abraham Meir Schwarzbaum and his family members murdered in the Holocaust, is awarded for path-breaking scholarly research on the Holocaust….READ MORE

JBuzz News October 23, 2012: Posen Foundation launching new Jewish studies fellowships

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Posen Foundation launching new Jewish studies fellowships

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A., 10-23-12

“This new program underscores our commitment to providing crucial early career support to academics in Jewish Studies and Jewish fiction writers, and building bridges between scholars, writers and the general public around the world,” Jesse Tisch….READ MORE

JBuzz News January 15, 2012: David Shneer: University of Colorado Professor’s Book Finalist for 2011 National Jewish Book Award

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Shneer’s Book Finalist for 2011 National Jewish Book Award

Source: Boulder Jewish News, 1-15-12

Professor David Shneer, Singer Chair in Jewish History at CU. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Congratulations to David Shneer, Professor of History and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder as his recent book, “Through Soviet Jewish

Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust” was selected as a finalist for the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category.

As the longest-running North American awards program of its kind in the field of Jewish literature, the National Jewish Book Awards is designed to recognize outstanding books of

Jewish interest. Awards were given out for 2011 in fourteen categories. A complete list of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award winners and finalists is available at www.JewishBookCouncil.org.