Spring 2012

From the Director

Lori Lefkovitz, Ruderman Professor of Jewish Studies

This semester, I have been teaching Jewish Religion and Culture, a required course for all students who minor or major in Jewish Studies and a gateway for students curious to learn something about the long history of the Jewish people and the range of Jewish practices and beliefs across the globe and over time. Read more…

Art Spiegelman (March 27) and Michael Chabon (April 4) Coming to Northeastern

This spring, Northeastern is thrilled to host two distinguished literary guests, artist/illustrator and author Art Spiegelman and novelist Michel Chabon, both winners of the Pulitzer Prize.  Read more…

Announcing the Ruderman and Brudnick Scholarships in Jewish Studies

Margolit Sands

The Jewish Studies Program is immensely grateful for multi-year commitments of scholarship funding from Ms. Betty Brudnick and the Ruderman Family Foundation.  These generous gifts make it possible for us to award students of Jewish Studies at Northeastern $5000 merit-based scholarships. Read more…

Northeastern Undergraduates Engage in Innovative Jewish Studies Research

Jordana Green

We’re very proud of the independent Jewish Studies research projects that our undergraduates are conducting this semester on a wide variety of compelling topics. Read more…

The Jewish Studies Program Remembers Morton Ruderman

Dedication to the Jewish community and the study of history and culture were the foundation for many of Northeastern alumnus Morton Ruderman’s greatest contributions. Read more…

Jewish Studies Events 2011-2012

The Jewish Studies Program’s many co-curricular events this year have ranged widely.  They highlighted the heroism of a Harvard dean during the Holocaust and spotlighted the activism of poet Emma Lazarus, each a call to conscience in our own time.  Read more…

Faculty Profile: Steve Sadow Illuminates Latin American Jewish Culture

A new collection of fourteen “artist’s books,” featuring captivating poems and magnificent artwork, highlights the rich culture of Jewish communities in Latin America, thanks to the efforts of Stephen Sadow, Professor of Jewish Studies and Spanish and Latin American Literature at Northeastern University. Read more…

Gideon Klein Scholar Emili Kaufman Studies Work of German-Jewish Surrealist Painter Felix Nussbaum

Emili Kaufman

In 1997, the late distinguished professor of chemistry Bill Giessen – who grew up in Nazi Germany and devoted himself wholeheartedly to Holocaust remembrance – established the Gideon Klein Award to honor the memory of Gideon Klein, a brilliant Czech pianist and composer who died in a Nazi death camp in January 1945.
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Thank you, Sarina Chen, Shusterman Visiting Israel Professor at Northeastern

For the past two academic years, Sarina Chen has taught Northeastern students in courses about modern Israel and the city of Jerusalem, Jewish religion and culture, and Israeli and Palestinian film, a fascinating array of topics designed to shine light on Israel, in its diversity and complexity. Read more…

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