New Jersey Jewish News:
09/21/06—The New Jersey couple who founded and helped finance Rutgers University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life were honored for their achievements as the center celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sept. 17.
Rutgers Media Relations:
Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Begins Nov. 9
10/10/06—A drama about an Ethiopian boy attempting to make a new life in Israel and a tale of German-Jewish relations revealed through a get-rich-quick scheme devised by two Israeli car dealers, are highlights of the seventh annual Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival.
Rutgers University Libraries:
06/01/06 —In 2006, with the assistance of World History Librarian Jim Niessen, Rutgers College graduate David Salem donated a full 73 volume set of the Schottenstein Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, published by the Jewish book publisher ArtScroll, to the Rutgers University Libraries.
New Jersey Jewish News:
05/25/06 —Professor Jeffrey Shandler discusses translating Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn and speaks about the future of the mameloshn.
The Daily Targum:
03/21/06 — As an adolescent, Amir Gutfreund realized his many grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins were a makeshift family of Holocaust survivors, which his parents - both Holocaust survivors - created in an attempt to form a community, despite the mass murder of their relatives.
Rutgers University News:
02/06 — A symposium on the 60th anniversary of the first international effort to bring Nazi war criminals to justice and an evening program of music and dialogue with Osvaldo Golijov, a noted composer whose works are profoundly changing the world of classical music, will open the spring season of public programming offered by the Bildner Center.
11/11/05 — The sixth annual Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, presents screenings with commentary by each film's directors, or noted experts in other aspects of the Jewish experience.
11/8/05 — The Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival maintains a scholarly bent, presenting "issue"-oriented fare confronting topics such as gender, suicide bombers and the Holocaust. "We try to show films that reflect the Jewish experience," says Karen Small, associate director of the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.
9/6/05 — Rutgers University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life presented a lecture on Jewish and Buddhist Lenses on Ritual Practice by Jane Marie Law, associate professor of Japanese religions and ritual studies at Cornell University, in connection with the Sept. 25 appearance of the Dalai Lama at Rutgers.
9/6/05 — Rutgers University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life has launched New Jersey’s first Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education. Funded through the center’s Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center, the institute is designed to offer middle school and high school teachers an in-depth understanding of the Holocaust and its impact on today’s world.
6/10/05 — New Jersey high school students reflect on their European trips to study the Holocaust at a Bildner Center gathering.
6/10/05 — Eighteen Rutgers students, majoring and minoring in Jewish Studies, were recognized at an awards ceremony May 3 for their academic achievements.
5/5/05 — Professor Azzan Yadin teaches Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah at Rutgers.
5/5/05 — Two Douglass College women - one Jewish, with an Israeli/American heritage, the other Arab Christian, of Moroccan descent - have joined hands in an initiative to harness the power of women to promote Arab/Jewish peace.
4/29/05 — The Middle East Coexistence Project at Rutgers featured two speakers that addressed the importance and possibility of cooperation between the various cultures located in the region.
4/28/05 — From Museums to Comic Books: Images of the Holocaust in the Public Sphere, a two-part series of workshops on the Holocaust for high school teachers, was sponsored by the Bildner Center and its Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center, with additional funding from Dr. Theodore and Eva Stahl of Highland Park.
4/7/05 — A panel discussion, "The Passions Surrounding The Passion: A Look Back at a Controversial Film", was sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.