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The Bildner Center

The Bildner Center is committed to academic excellence and fostering scholarly exchange, and connects the university with the community through its public lectures, Jewish Film Festival Jewish communal initiatives, cultural events, and teacher training.

The Center sponsors visiting scholars and offers a wide range of programs for students and seminars for faculty.  The activities of the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center advance the Bildner Center's commitment to reduce prejudice and promote inter-group understanding.

Nancy Sinkoff Appointed New Academic Director of Bildner Center

Nancy Sinkoff, a professor of Jewish studies and history at Rutgers University, has been appointed director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life effective July 1.

The Bildner Center’s global stature is due in large measure to Yael Zerubavel, a professor of Jewish studies and history, and the Center’s founding director. Zerubavel is retiring at the end of the academic year after developing the Center and the Department of Jewish Studies, for which she was the founding chair, into the world-class centers of learning that they are today.

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