The Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Program
The program will be preceded by a memorial tribute to community leader Alvin Rockoff.
Dr. Richard L. McCormick, President ,Rutgers University
Dr. Yael Zerubavel, Director, Bildner Center
Contributions in Alvin's memory may be made to:
The Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Program Fund
c/o The Bildner Center, 12 College Ave, New Brunswick
Please make checks payable to Rutgers University.
Israel Bartal is the Avraham Harman Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a visiting scholar at the Bildner Center at Rutgers. He is a world-renowned scholar of the history and culture of Eastern European Jewry, Jewish nationalism, and the Jews of Palestine in the pre-Zionist era. His publications include The Jews of Eastern Europe: 1772-1881 and Cossack and Bedouin: Land and People in Jewish Nationalism.
Antiquity in Popular Israeli Culture: Humor, Nostalgia, and Politics
Yael Zerubavel, a professor of Jewish studies and history, is the founding director of the Bildner Center at Rutgers. Her research interests include collective memory, Zionism and Hebrew national culture, and myths and ritual. She is the author of Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition and the forthcoming book Desert in the Promised Land: Nationalism, Politics, and Symbolic Landscapes.