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Student Interfaith Program
ifaith: Jewish-Catholic Student Dialogue 

Ongoing discussions to foster understanding between Jewish and Catholic students
Cosponsored with the Rutgers Catholic Center and Rutgers Hillel

Memory and Ritual (October 11, 2011)
Interfaith Shabbat dinner
Sacred Time (November 18, 2011)
Speaker: Mordechai Schwartz


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.


Giving Opportunities

Endowed Naming Opportunities
Jewish Studies Research Institute $10,000,000
Institute for Israel Studies $5,000,000
Jewish Film Festival $3,000,000
Jewish Studies Graduate Program $3,000,000
Endowed Faculty Chairs $3,000,000
Visiting Scholars $2,000,000
Senior Faculty Scholars $2,000,000
*Faculty endowments are in the fields of: Israel Studies, Holocaust Studies, American Jewish History, Sociology and Anthropology of the Jews, and Sephardic Studies
Endowment Opportunities
Plaza and Exterior of Miller Hall $1,500,000
Hall of Jewish Learning $1,000,000
Bildner Center Foyer $200,000
Faculty Offices $150,000
Community Leadership Program $1,500,000
Post-doctoral fellowships $1,250,000
Graduate fellowships $750,000
Special Projects Fund $500,000
Jewish Community Educator $350,000
Dissertation Fellowships $250,000
Faculty Research Fund $250,000
Technology Fund at the Center $125,000
Student Seminars $100,000
Travel Stipends for Holocaust Educators $100,000
Student Stipends for Study Abroad $75,000
Friends of the Center $50,000
Grants for Special Projects
Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education $200,000
Jewish Continuity Conference Fund $75,000
Community Leadership Program $50,000
Annual Newsletter $36,000

For additional information about planned giving opportunities, please contact:
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
12 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
732-932-2033 ~ email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rev. May 2010


Turning Vision into Reality:

A short presentation about the Bildner Center and the Department of Jewish Studies

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
P (848) 932-2033
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