July 2011

From the Director

Lori Lefkovitz, Ruderman Professor of Jewish Studies
The days of this academic year have flown off the calendar for me. As I near the close of my first year as Director of Jewish Studies and the inaugural holder of Northeastern’s Ruderman Chair in Jewish Studies, Read more…

Between Poetics and Politics

Dr. Sarina Chen joined us in the Fall of 2010 as the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor, funded by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Thanks to Dr. Chen, we offered two new classes in Israel Studies this year Read more…

Finding “home” 5,000 miles away

When Ruthie Wyshogrod began to look for her first co-op job, she knew where she wanted to work: Israel. The political science major concentrating in Middle Eastern studies has dual citizenship; Read more…

A Destination School for Jewish Students

From the Desk of Scott Friedman, Senior Development Officer
With its well-established traditions of experiential education and service-learning, its emphasis on international opportunities, and its rising academic profile, Read more…

Library archives and collections update

Amira Aaron, Associate Dean of Libraries for Scholarly Resources, arrived at Northeastern from Brandeis University in April 2010. As library liaison for Jewish Studies, Read more…

Using music to bridge cultural divides

Northeastern music professor Joshua Jacobson brought together music from Arab and Israeli cultures on Sunday, April 10, conducting “Middle East Harmonies” at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. Read more…

Paying Tribute to Professor Debra Kaufman, former Director of Jewish Studies

Professor Debra Kaufman, among the founders and former Director of the Jewish Studies program, also served multiple terms as director of Northeastern’s Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program. Read more…

Northeastern sponsors programs on South American Jewish art and poetry

In the first of a series of planned exhibitions on Jewish art and poetry in South America, Nora Seilicovich, a noted Jewish artist from Argentina, exhibited her paintings Read more…

Mazel tov to Dr Lori Lefkovitz

Mazel tov to Dr Lori Lefkovitz, Ruderman Professor and Director of Jewish Studies, whose recent book, In Scripture: The First Stories of Jewish Sexual Identities (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), was named a finalist Read more…

21st International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee

Over spring break, Dr. Lori Lefkovitz, Ruderman Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of English, participated in the 21st International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meetings in Paris, France, Read more…

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