Articles in the Press 2014

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.”

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.

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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.