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December 1


Rutgers Giving TuesdayToday is Giving Tuesday, an annual day of giving, when people around the world harness the spirit of holiday generosity to support causes that truly matter to them. Please consider supporting the Bildner Center and the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, which rely on community funding.


Reproductive Autonomy and Empowerment among Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Women

Funded by the Sagner Family FoundationConceiving Agency

Join us for a dynamic conversation between Dr. Michal Raucher and Forward journalist Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt on December 7, 7:00 PM on Zoom. Raucher will share her new research on how ultra-Orthodox Israeli women take charge of their reproductive lives—challenging male religious authority.

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ShandlerJeffrey Shandler on "Plague Weddings," a European Jewish Custom in the Wake of Tragic Epidemics

Dr. Jeffrey Shandler, Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, presents a short story by Joseph Opatoshu about a "cholera wedding," an East European Jewish folk practice for warding off an epidemic.

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awardsLast Chance to Vote for your Festival Favorites!

Please take our survey and vote for your favorite films at the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival! Click on the survey link below and help choose the 2020 Audience Choice Award winners.

Audience Choice Awards Survey


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