New Jersey Jewish News
pdf Author: Hanukka linked to American ideals

December 15, 2014 — Dianne Ashton talk: in reality, “Hanukka became deeply linked to American ideals and a celebration of liberty,” said Ashton. “It gave Jews a way to celebrate that was different from the majority.”

New Jersey Jewish News
pdf Rutgers celebrates famed Berlin saloniere (68 KB)
September 10, 2014 — Sara Levy was essential figure in history of German Enlightenment. A two-day symposium in New Brunswick on the life and legacy of one of 18th-century Berlin’s most influential Jewish women will open Monday, Sept. 29. “Sara Levy’s World: Music, Gender, and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin” will celebrate a saloniere and committed Jew who was a seminal figure at the beginning of the Jewish Enlightenment in Germany.

New Jersey Jewish News
pdf Scholar analyzes Poland's Jewish revival (61 KB)

May 20, 2014 — Dr. Genevieve Zubrzycki spoke as part of “Contested Memories and Contours of the Past,” a Bildner interdisciplinary conference held May 12-14, 2014 on Jewish revival in Poland.

Daily Targum
pdf Author Explores History of Broadway Musical (25 KB)

March 13, 2014 — Alisa Solomon, an author, theatre critic, journalism scholar and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism gave a lecture at the Douglass Campus Center entitled “Fiddler’s Fortunes: The Mighty Afterlife of a Broadway Musical.”