Bildner Red Milestone Graphic ScreensaverFor over twenty years, the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life has been a key resource in carrying out the mission of Rutgers University by linking the academic community and the public, and encouraging lifelong learning.

Our diverse programs include the annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, public lectures, free Holocaust education for public school teachers, and enrichment opportunities for Rutgers students. The Center also has national and international reach by hosting visiting scholars who contribute to intellectual life on campus and in the community.

As a non-profit institution and academic center at Rutgers, the Bildner Center depends on your generous support to provide these programs and to serve as an academic and community resource. Every gift is greatly appreciated.

  • The Bildner Center 25th Anniversary Fund celebrates the past 25 years of the Bildner Center on campus and continues to support the work of the Center and its programming including a wide variety of lectures, mini-courses, and seminars offered to students and the public.
  • The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, now in its 23rd year, features award-winning international dramas and documentaries that explore the Jewish experience. Filmmakers and scholars engage with the audience for lively post-screening discussions.
  • Holocaust Education is mandated in the state of New Jersey for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our free courses and workshops provide a toolbox of resources and information to help middle and high school teachers teach this difficult topic.


For additional information on sponsorships, bequests, annuities, and other methods of giving, please contact:

Karen Small, Managing Director
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Whitney Prendergast, Director of Development

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