Welcome to the Bildner Center

Bildner Center DrawingThe Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study for Jewish Life 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.



The Bildner Center joins the Rutgers community in grief and outrage at the death of George Floyd and the deaths of so many other Black Americans that have resulted from systemic racism and racial violence in our country. In this time of national pain, we are redoubling our commitment to social justice and the values of civility and tolerance for all Americans regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center has a longstanding mission to reduce prejudice and promote tolerance through the study of the past. During the pandemic, we continue to work with public school teachers through online programming.


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New and Noteworthy

  • E-Blast: Week 16

    July 9  RESISTANCE: Film Discussion with Jesse Eisenberg Wednesday, July 15 | 7:00 PM | Free Long before he rose to international fame as a mime,...
  • E-Blast: Week 15

    July 2  RESISTANCE: Film Discussion with Jesse Eisenberg Wednesday, July 15 | 7:00 PM | Free Long before he rose to international fame as a mime,...
  • E-Blast: Week 14

    June 26  MTI Summer Seminar:History of the Holocaust: Resilience and Rescue This summer’s introductory seminar for teachers, an online program of the Master...
  • E-Blast: Week 13

    June 17  Today is Rutgers Giving Day, an annual initiative to support Rutgers units and programs. We ask that you take a moment to support the...
  • E-Blast: Week 12

    June 12  Mini-Course: The Literature of Israeli Nobel Laureate S.Y. Agnon The Bildner Center is pleased to offer the mini-course From Yiddish Folktale to...
  • We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance and Hope

    Sponsored in part by The Herbert & Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center
  • E-Blast: Week 11

    June 5  The Bildner Center joins the Rutgers community in grief and outrage at the death of George Floyd and the deaths of so many other Black...
  • E-Blast: Week 10

    May 26   We Remember: Resources in Honor of Memorial Day: As Americans mark Memorial Day on May 25, the Bildner Center shares highlights of a program...