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Articles in the News 2007

Articles in the News 2007

New Jersey Jewish News:
12/06/07—New Jersey's Jewish federations are teaming with Rutgers University in a five-month series of Jewish leadership seminars."The forum is an opportunity to see how the Jewish community in New Jersey is moving and changing, where the emphasis should be," said Bildner associate director Karen Small, who is coordinating the leadership think tank. "We're looking at it being not so much about specific issues but as a forum where the leadership of the federations can come together to strategize."
New Jersey Jewish News:
11/15/07—Paola Tartakoff will open a window at Rutgers into medieval Jewish life.
New York Times:
10/17/07—The audience gathered for a panel discussion, "Yiddish Is Alive and Well and Living in New York," that traced the language's rich history and future prospects. Prof. Jeffrey Shandler moderated the panel, which was presented as part of an exhibition, "The Jewish Daily Forward: Embracing an Immigrant Community."
Courier News:
10/14/07—Central Jersey's large, strong and diverse Jewish community not only want to see films that reflect their world but also discuss them, said Jeffrey Shandler, an associate professor of Jewish studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. "The films are from all over the world, but the discussion is local. You could go anywhere else to see these films or rent them, but to be part of an experience where you hear what is on people's hearts and minds makes these events stand out."
Rutgers Focus:
04/25/07—The recipients of the five Human Dignity Awards include Allen and Joan Bildner for an extraordinary commitment to developing programs that further justice, equality, and diversity at a variety of institutions. Yael Zerubavel accepted the award on their behalf.
Courier News:
03/15/07—Long before Oprah Winfrey learned of her lineage to an African tribe, filmmakers Pearl Gluck and Marian Marzynski traced their Jewish roots from America to Hungary and Poland in the documentaries "Divan" and "Shtetl." The conference will compare the influence of Jewish Eastern European culture on language and literature, theatre and film, and food traditions and religious practice in Israeli and American Jewish cultures. It will bring together renowned scholars from Israel and the United States and will feature four Rutgers Jewish studies faculty members.

Articles in the News 2006

Articles in the News 2006

New Jersey Jewish News:
09/21/06—The New Jersey couple who founded and helped finance Rutgers University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life were honored for their achievements as the center celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sept. 17.
Rutgers Media Relations:
Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Begins Nov. 9
10/10/06—A drama about an Ethiopian boy attempting to make a new life in Israel and a tale of German-Jewish relations revealed through a get-rich-quick scheme devised by two Israeli car dealers, are highlights of the seventh annual Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival.
Rutgers University Libraries:
06/01/06 —In 2006, with the assistance of World History Librarian Jim Niessen, Rutgers College graduate David Salem donated a full 73 volume set of the Schottenstein Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, published by the Jewish book publisher ArtScroll, to the Rutgers University Libraries.
New Jersey Jewish News:
05/25/06 —Professor Jeffrey Shandler discusses translating Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn and speaks about the future of the mameloshn.
The Daily Targum:
03/21/06 — As an adolescent, Amir Gutfreund realized his many grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins were a makeshift family of Holocaust survivors, which his parents - both Holocaust survivors - created in an attempt to form a community, despite the mass murder of their relatives.
Rutgers University News:
02/06 — A symposium on the 60th anniversary of the first international effort to bring Nazi war criminals to justice and an evening program of music and dialogue with Osvaldo Golijov, a noted composer whose works are profoundly changing the world of classical music, will open the spring season of public programming offered by the Bildner Center.

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