E-Blast: June 5
Stay connected to the Bildner Center with lectures, articles, music, and films to sustain and entertain you. This week we focus on faculty research and our Holocaust education summer seminars.
Is There a Jewish Continuity Crisis?
Join Professor Michal Raucher for her online talk Is There a Jewish Continuity Crisis? for the Jewish Theological Seminary on June 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. She will examine the concepts of Jewish continuity and demographic crisis in relationship to the cultivation of enduring Jewish values.
Dr. Raucher is an assistant professor of Jewish studies at Rutgers and a former fellow at the JTS. She is the author of Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women (Indiana University Press, forthcoming, fall 2020).
Writing the Life of Lucy S. Dawidowicz
Join Professor Nancy Sinkoff for a talk about her acclaimed new book, From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History (Wayne State University Press, 2020), the first comprehensive biography of Dawidowicz (1915–1990), a pioneer historian in Holocaust studies. The book chronicles Dawidowicz’s story as a window into twentieth-century Jewish life.
Presented by the Bildner Center, the event will be held on June 17, 2020, at noon. Register here.
Dr. Sinkoff is academic director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and associate professor of Jewish studies and history at Rutgers.
‘From Left to Right’ Review: Singed but Not Consumed by Benjamin Balint, Wall Street Journal
Read a blogpost by Professor Sinkoff about Lucy S. Dawidowicz, feminism, and women's history.
The Master Teacher Institute (MTI) in Holocaust Education has moved online during the current public health crisis with two upcoming programs for middle and high school teachers.
The MTI is a dynamic advanced training program to develop expert teachers in Holocaust studies who will serve as resource providers in their schools, districts, and communities. It is a vital component of the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center at the Bildner Center.