Student Support and Programs

The Bildner Center hosts various extracurricular programs for Jewish Studies students and enriches Jewish Studies classes through the support of class trips and in-class guest speakers. The Center sponsors special lectures, educational programs, and cultural events for Rutgers students, and supports various programs offered by Rutgers Hillel and other student organizations on campus.

The Center has been instrumental in raising funds for awards for Jewish Studies majors and minors. These competitive awards are distributed by the Department of Jewish Studies in an annual ceremony to which the students’ families, faculty and donors are invited. Awards are also offered to students who want to pursue academic study or research in Israel.


2017 End of Year Program

On May 2, 2017, over sixty faculty, students, family and friends, came together in the new Tanzman Hall of Jewish Learning to honor accomplishments in the field of Jewish studies and also to pay tribute to highly respected Hebrew Language coordinator and instructor Orly Moshenberg who retired at the end of the term after 27 years at Rutgers.

The Bildner Center and the Department of Jewish Studies presented awards to five students in recognition of their academic achievements in the field of Jewish studies. An award was also presented to a Rutgers student who will participate in DanceJerusalem in Israel in fall 2017. Graduating seniors in Jewish studies and two Master’s Degree students were recognized at the event.