The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

The Bildner Center is committed to academic excellence, fostering scholarly exchange and faculty research, and providing educational programs for the community at large. The activities of the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center, a vital part of the Bildner Center, contribute to the Center’s commitment to reduce prejudice and promote inter-group understanding. The Center sponsors visiting scholars who teach and contribute to the intellectual life of the Rutgers community.  Working closely with the Department of Jewish Studies, it offers a wide range of programs for students and seminars for faculty. The Center connects the university with the community through its public lectures and symposia, Jewish communal initiatives, cultural events, and teacher training.

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Nancy Sinkoff Karen Small
Academic Director Managing Director

Fostering Academic Excellence

Partnering with the Community

Serving as a Holocaust Resource Center

  • Teacher training
  • Resource for scholars, teachers and students
  • Access to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive
  • Public programs on the Holocaust, racism, and genocide


Read about Allen and Joan Bildner, the visionaries who founded the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life in 1996.