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 June 24, 2014: Spanish town named ‘kill Jews’ to seek Jewish studies center

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Spanish town named ‘kill Jews’ to seek Jewish studies center

Source: JTA, 6-24-14

The Spanish town in the process of changing its name because it contains the words “kill Jews” is promoting plans to open a Jewish studies center….READ MORE

JBuzz Features May 4, 2014: Who Gets to Define Jewish Studies?

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Who Gets to Define Jewish Studies?

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, 5-4-14

While a great deal of Aaron Hughes’s “Jewish Studies Is Too Jewish” (The Chronicle Review, March 28) is spurious and objectionable, we will restrict our comments to his cheap shots at the Jewish Review of Books….READ MORE

JBuzz News February 26, 2014: So What is Post Holocaust American Judaism?

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So What is Post Holocaust American Judaism?

Source: Boulder Jewish News, 2-26-14

The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder together with the Department of Religious Studies and Naropa University are beginning a series of events that will examine Post Holocaust American Judaism, which is quickly becoming….READ MORE

JBuzz News February 20, 2014: Jewish Studies Chair Announced at UC Riverside

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Jewish Studies Chair Announced at UC Riverside

Source: UC Riverside, 2-20-14

“For nearly a decade the campus has worked toward the creation of an endowed chair in Jewish studies,” said Stephen Cullenberg, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Studies….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 February 7, 2014: Greece’s Aristotle University of Thessaloniki reopens Jewish studies department

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Greek University reopens Jewish studies

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 2-7-14

“The establishment of a chair of Jewish Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has a special significance in a city whose history is directly linked to Jewish culture,” the university said in a statement….READ MORE

JBuzz News December 3, 2013: Potsdam becomes nucleus of Jewish studies in Germany

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Potsdam becomes nucleus of Jewish studies in Germany

Source: Religion News Service, 12-3-13

Phoenix native Maximilian Feldhake decided to study to become a rabbi at the newly founded School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam….READ MORE

JBuzz News August 22, 2013: Large grant for Jewish studies institute at University of California Berkley

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Large grant for Jewish studies institute at Cal

Source: Jweekly.com, 8-22-13

The Jim Joseph Foundation announced this week that it will award up to $1.2 million over five years to the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society. The BIJLILES, as it is known, is a 2-year-old interdisciplinary program….READ MORE

JBuzz News April 15, 2013: Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University marks 40th anniversary

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Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University marks 40th anniversary

Source: Indiana University, 4-15-13

A special concert featuring world-renowned pianist Menahem Pressler and Friends will highlight the 40th anniversary celebration of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington….READ MORE