Articles in the Press 2013


New Jersey Jewish News
pdf Forum probes link between religion, health (54 KB)
December 18, 2013 — At a program at Rutgers University, Rabbi David Ellenson, and Dr. Jeff Levin discuss the intersection of spirituality and health in Jewish tradition, with moderator Dr. Deborah Carr of Rutgers.

Daily Targum
pdf Film depicts Sukkot traditions, buildings (33 KB)
October 28, 2013 — In New York City’s Union Square, 2010’s “Sukkah City,” and its accompanying documentary featured such a design and others from the minds of architects recreating the traditions of the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

New Jersey Jewish News
pdf A ‘mensch’ remembered at Rutgers (55 KB)
April 24, 2013 — Herbert Stolzer was remembered as always willing to lend his support to the Jewish community, from assisting special-needs children to helping launch Rutgers University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.

New Jersey Jewish News
pdf Yaakov Ariel: How evangelicals chose Israel and the Jews (62 KB)
April 17, 2013 An unusual 'marriage' transcends theology, says religion professor

New Jersey Jewish News
pdf The Past is Never Dead: At Rutgers, artist Shimon Attie probes Jews and History (63 KB)
March 24, 2013 — In his video, performance art, and photography, Shimon Attie reminds viewers of the way history imposes on the present — and demands that they confront the past.

Home News Tribune
pdf Rutgers professor revisiting the legacy of Anne Frank (10 KB)
February 5, 2013 Who was Anne Frank? Professor Jeffrey Shandler discussed his ideas in “The Anne Frank Phenomenon.” Shandler hopes that his audience at Rutgers, as well as readers of his book, will come to appreciate the importance of Anne Frank’s story and the role her diary plays.

The Daily Targum
pdf Professor Breaks Down Impact of Anne Frank (53 KB)
February 2013 Professor Jeffrey Shandler, a professor in the Department of Jewish Studies, demonstrated the expanse of the cultural phenomenon in society surrounding Anne Frank and her infamous diary since its original publication in 1947.

Articles in the News 2012


pdf (112 KB) Bringing the Lessons of the Holocaust to the Classroom
October 2012  For one intense week in June they were among a group of 25 middle and high school teachers that gathered at Rutgers to study, discuss, and learn new ways of teaching their students about a daunting and difficult subject: the Holocaust.

New Jersey Jewish News
pdf (212 KB) A debate over portrayals of Orthodox women
10/3/2012 A program at Rutgers University on feminist art in Israel took an unexpectedly contentious turn when audience members began debating the sometimes negative portrayal of tradition in work that depicts religious Jewish women.

New Jersey Jewish News
pdf Educators hone techniques for teaching about Shoa pdf pdf
7/5/2012 High school teachers gather at Rutgers to advance their own education about the Holocaust.
New Jersey Jewish News
5/7/2012 Alvin Rockoff was remembered April 22 as a man devoted to his family, the Jewish community, and all things Rutgers. Speaking at a lecture series he helped establish, university leaders described a philanthropist with the ability to listen, counsel, and lead and whose determination helped set a course for what became Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. Rockoff, a businessman and Rutgers alumnus, died Oct. 27 at age 84.
1/30/2012 — Gosnell's return coincided with the launch of the new master's program in the Department of Jewish Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences. The M.A. curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present.