Articles in the News 2007
New Jersey Jewish News:
12/06/07—New Jersey's Jewish federations are teaming with Rutgers University in a five-month series of Jewish leadership seminars."The forum is an opportunity to see how the Jewish community in New Jersey is moving and changing, where the emphasis should be," said Bildner associate director Karen Small, who is coordinating the leadership think tank. "We're looking at it being not so much about specific issues but as a forum where the leadership of the federations can come together to strategize."
New Jersey Jewish News:
11/15/07—Paola Tartakoff will open a window at Rutgers into medieval Jewish life.
New York Times:
10/17/07—The audience gathered for a panel discussion, "Yiddish Is Alive and Well and Living in New York," that traced the language's rich history and future prospects. Prof. Jeffrey Shandler moderated the panel, which was presented as part of an exhibition, "The Jewish Daily Forward: Embracing an Immigrant Community."
10/14/07—Central Jersey's large, strong and diverse Jewish community not only want to see films that reflect their world but also discuss them, said Jeffrey Shandler, an associate professor of Jewish studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. "The films are from all over the world, but the discussion is local. You could go anywhere else to see these films or rent them, but to be part of an experience where you hear what is on people's hearts and minds makes these events stand out."
04/25/07—The recipients of the five Human Dignity Awards include Allen and Joan Bildner for an extraordinary commitment to developing programs that further justice, equality, and diversity at a variety of institutions. Yael Zerubavel accepted the award on their behalf.
03/15/07—Long before Oprah Winfrey learned of her lineage to an African tribe, filmmakers Pearl Gluck and Marian Marzynski traced their Jewish roots from America to Hungary and Poland in the documentaries "Divan" and "Shtetl." The conference will compare the influence of Jewish Eastern European culture on language and literature, theatre and film, and food traditions and religious practice in Israeli and American Jewish cultures. It will bring together renowned scholars from Israel and the United States and will feature four Rutgers Jewish studies faculty members.