Fall 2012

A Note from the Director

The Jewish Studies program at Northeastern boasts several faculty members with scholarly expertise in global Jewish identities.  From China to Africa to South America, Professors Jim Ross in Journalism, Bill Miles in Political Science, and Steve Sadow Read more…

Save the date! Nathan Englander and Daniel Mendelsohn at Northeastern Spring 2013!

Please mark your calendars for more exciting events at Northeastern!

Photo by Juliana Sohn

On Monday, March 18, at 6 pm, acclaimed author Nathan Englander will speak at Northeastern as the 2nd Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecturer.  Englander is the author most recently of the short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne FrankRead more…

Laurel Leff, Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies, on an American “Crisis of Conscience” During the Holocaust

While researching my book on The New York Times’ contemporaneous coverage of the Holocaust, I visited libraries and historical societies seeking correspondence between Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger and other luminaires. Read more…

Gideon Klein Scholar Heather Viola Studies Children’s Music in Terezin

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, Read more…

Sociology major Kelly Ganon named a Brudnick Scholar

In the last issue of Haverim, we were very pleased to announce the establishment of the Brudnick and Ruderman Scholarships in Jewish Studies and to introduce the first recipients of these awards.  This fall, we awarded a second Brudnick Scholarship Read more…

Faculty Profile: Bill Miles and the Jews of Nigeria

Until joining the Peace Corps after college and being sent to rural Niger in West Africa, Bill Miles had no idea that his Jewish education would facilitate his entrée into a traditional  Islamic society.  But from the outset, his religious studies – including having won Read more…

Jewish Studies Events Fall 2012

Leor Grady's "Before You: Works on Paper"

Our semester began with a lovely opening reception for Israeli artist Leor Grady’s exhibit “Before You:  Works on Paper,”displayed prominently at Northeastern’s Gallery 360.  The show’s works consist of two series of threaded drawings on paper:  in one, bodies of water have been extracted Read more…

Faculty Research and Updates

Phil Brown who joined Northeastern this fall as University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences and Director of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute and serves on the Jewish Studies Advisory Board, is working on an edited book, “Summer Haven: The Catskills and the Holocaust,” with Holli Levitsky (chair of Jewish Studies at Loyola Marymount University). Read more…

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