News

Max Abrahms speaks on terrorism

Jewish Studies Advisory Board member Max Abrahms, Assistant Professor of Political Science, recently spoke on terrorism at a TED-X event on terrorism.  Watch here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCXgzC6RTYw.

Northeastern students travel abroad!

This summer, Northeastern Jewish Studies students are studying abroad on three Dialogue of Civilizations programs:  to Israel with Jewish Studies director Lori Lefkovitz, to Germany and Poland with Prof. Natalie Bormann, and to Poland with Prof. Jeffrey Burds.  Follow the Israel students and the Germany-Poland students on the groups’ blogs!

Applications for 2014-2015 Gideon Klein Award Due February 27

This $5000 award supports students in exploring the work of a Jewish artist or musician persecuted by the Nazis. For more information, see the application requirements.

Professor Bill Miles’ Named a Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award

The Department of Jewish Studies sends our congratulations to Professor Bill Miles for his book, Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey, which has been named a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award!

New kosher dining at Northeastern Fall 2013!

Beginning this fall, Northeastern’s International Village will have a new kosher dining station.  Read more here!

New Israel Studies professor at Northeastern

Northeastern has announced the hiring of Israel and Middle East expert Dov Waxman as pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, inter­na­tional affairs, and Israel studies and co-​​director of the Middle East Center. Click here to read more.

Northeastern’s annual Holocaust Commemoration

On Monday, April 8, Northeastern’s annual Holocaust Awareness Week opened with the Holocaust Commemoration, featuring a presentation by Gideon Klein Scholar Heather Viola and Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies Laurel Leff.  Click here for an article in News@Northeastern on the event.

Jewish Advocate’s Preview of Nathan Englander at Northeastern University

Jewish Advocate’s Preview of Nathan Englander at Northeastern University

How the Holocaust shaped one author’s life and literary career

Check out Nathan Englander article, here!

Israeli consul general speaks on campus

A Conversation with Consul General of Israel to New England Shai Bazak, former spokesman for Prime Minister of the State of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, on current trends in Israeli media and political journalism. Click the article link below for more information on his visit:

http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2013/01/bazak/

Apply for a $5000 scholarship in Jewish Studies!

The Jewish Studies program is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Brudnick and Ruderman Scholarships!  Open to incoming and currently enrolled students who plan to major or minor in Jewish Studies at Northeastern.  For more information, Read more…

Video: Rabbi Funnye’s lecture “Exploring Diversity in American and Global Jewish Communities”

On Tuesday, November 27, Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago’s Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation gave a lecture at NU entitled “Exploring Diversity in American and Global Jewish Communities: An African-American Rabbi’s Personal Journey to Judaism.” Read more…

Prof. Bill Miles & the World’s First ‘Internet Jews’

Check out this article about Professor Bill Miles’ upcoming book on News@Northeastern!

Composer Menachem Wiesenberg to host Open Classroom at NU

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Time: 9:15-10:20am
Where: 235 Ryder Hall
 

Professor Wiesenberg will present several of his compositions and speak about how he fuses “east” and “west” in his music, Read more…

Anne Frank: A ‘symbol of an unfulfilled promise’

On the 68th anniversary of the capture of Anne Frank by the Nazis, Director of Jewish Studies Lori Lefkovitz writes about the impact of Frank’s diary on global understanding of the Holocaust. Click here for the full article.

Lori Lefkovitz speaks on Jewish food

This spring, Lori Lefkovitz, director of Jewish Studies, spoke about Jewish food as part of Northeastern’s Open Classroom series on Food and American Society:  An Open Perspective.  Click here to watch the full talk!

Lori Lefkovitz on Australian radio

Lori Lefkovitz, director of Jewish Studies, was interviewed recently for an Australian radio program on “The Good Book.”  Click here for more information and to listen to the program!

Responses to Recent Reports on Jewish Life and Learning at Northeastern

University Statement on Americans for Peace and Tolerance

For several months, a group that calls itself “Americans for Peace and Tolerance” has targeted Northeastern University with distorted videos and press releases. The group has selectively cherry-picked past events—some more than a decade old and all taken out of appropriate context—in an attempt to portray the university as hostile to the Jewish community. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read more…

Jewish Studies in the News

Check out this article about Art Spiegelman’s lecture on News@Northeastern!

Gideon Klein Award

A $5,000 award is given yearly for a student to perform and/or study the music or art of artists persecuted by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Read more…

Jewish Studies in the News!

Check out the article about Jewish Studies and Director Lori Lefkovitz in news@Northeastern!

Remembering Morton Ruderman

The Jewish Studies Program, directed by Ruderman Professor of Jewish Studies, Read more…

Barbara Gottschalk, Executive Vice-President of Seeds of Peace Visits Northeastern

Monday, October 24th- Friday, October 28th
Read more…

Snell Library Hosts “Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience” Exhibit

Wednesday, October 26th- Friday, December 16th
Read more…

2011-2012 Gideon Klein Scholar profiled

Emili Kaufman, the 2011-2012 Gideon Klein Scholar, was profiled by News@Northeastern.  To read the full story, click here.

Biblical roots of Jewish stereotypes

Jewish Studies Director Dr. Lori Lefkovitz’s work on the Biblical roots of Jewish stereotypes is featured in Boston’s Jewish Advocate. Read more…

2011-2012 Gideon Klein Scholar

The Jewish Studies program congratulates Emili Kaufman ’12 on being named the 2011-2012 Gideon Klein Scholar. Read more…

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