Secularism in Traditional Jewish Culture
September 19, 2007
Speaker: David Biale, University of California, Davis

Nationalism, Tradition and Jewish Revival in Israeli Society
October 6, 2007
Speaker: Meir Buzaglo, Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, Bildner Center

Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine
October 14, 2007
The Raoul Wallenberg Annual Program
Supported by the Leon and Toby Cooperman Fund
Speaker: Omer Bartov, Brown University
Israel's Constitution: Does it Exist?
October 25, 2007
The Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Lecture
Speaker: Amnon Rubinstein, Radzyner School of Law Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
November 4 – 11, 2007    
Rutgers New Jersey Film Festival

Memory and Diplomacy: Israel's Diplomats in West Germany in 1950s
November 19, 2007
Speaker: Roni Stauber, Aresty Visiting Fellow, Bildner Center
From Apt to Opatów: Past Shtetl, Present Poland
November 29, 2007
Co-Sponsored with the Center for European Studies

The Ever-Alive Dead Sea Scrolls: The Importance of the Scrolls for the Understanding
of the Bible, Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Shalom Paul, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Film as a Catalyst for Social Change: Focus on the Environment
The Abram Matlofsky Memorial Program
Monday, April 7, 2008
Judith Helfand , Peabody Award Winning filmmaker
Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Scholar-in-residence, Greenfaith
Moderator Faye Ginsburg, New York University

Israel at 60
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Rutgers Reunion Weekend
Meir Buzaglo, The Schusterman Visiting Scholar in Israel Studies at the Bildner Center
Roni Stauber, The Aresty Visiting Scholar at the Bildner Center

2006- 2007

NJ Holocaust Commission 2nd Generation Conference
September 10, 2006
Keynote Speaker: Thane Rosenbaum, second generation author
Panel Discussion:
Creative Responses to the Legacy of the Holocaust
2nd Generation Panelists:
Carolyn Dorfman (dance), Naava Piatka (theater), Debbie Teicholz-Guedalia (art) and Barbara Wind (poetry)
Jews and the Media: A View from the Editor’s Desk
September 17, 2006
J.J. Goldberg, Editor, The Forward
Translating the Bible
The Toby and Herbert Stolzer Endowed Program
October 16, 2006
Everett Fox, Clark University
Jack Sasson, Vanderbilt University
Naomi Seidman, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley
Moderator: Gary Rendsburg, Rutgers University
Three Scholars, Three Texts: Reading Rabbinic Literature
October 23, 2006
Beth Berkowitz, Jewish Theological Seminary
Azzan Yadin, Rutgers University
Jeffrey Rubenstein, New York University
Israeli Authors Forum, in Hebrew
November 1, 2006
Conversation and readings with Michal Govrin
Poet, Author and Theater Director
Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
November 9 – 19, 2006

The Diary of Immaculée

A documentary film
January 29, 2007    
A memoir of a woman's experience during the Rwandan genocide
The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights: A Symposium
February 7, 2007
The Raoul Wallenberg Annual Program
Supported by the Leon and Toby Cooperman Fund
In cooperation with Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity
A symposium addressing contemporary issues of genocide and human rights
in places such as Rwanda, Armenia and Darfur
Manus I. Midlarsky, Rutgers University
Eric Weitz, University of Minnesota
Helen Fein, Institute for the Study of Genocide and Harvard University

Beyond Eastern Europe: Jewish Cultures in Israel and the United States
March 18 – 20, 2007
Co-sponsored with The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for
Russian and East European Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Russian Roots in Israeli Soil: From the Dnieper to the Jordan

The Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Lecture
March 18, 2007
Speaker: Anita Shapira, Tel Aviv University
Back to the Old World: Jewish Filmmakers’ Journeys to Eastern Europe
The Avram Matlofsky Memorial Program
March 19, 2007
Funded by the Karma Foundation
Israeli Traditionalists: Modernity without Secularization
Funded in part by the Sagner Family Foundation
April 30, 2007
Speaker: Yaacov Yadgar, Bar-Ilan University and the Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, Bildner Center
Political Ethnography on Israel
Myron J. Aronoff: Retrospective of a Career
May 13, 2007
Special event for Hebraic Studies and Jewish Studies Alumni