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WeinbergSteven Weinberg, a doctoral candidate in the German Department, has earned the Deborah and Herbert B. Wasserman Research Award from the Bildner Center and the Department of Jewish Studies. His research focuses on Franz Kafka’s use of Jewish humor. Listen hereto his podcast "The Schrift," which incorporates German literature and philosophy to offer insight into the Book of Genesis.

AMY WEISSDr. Amy Weiss (RC'05, summa cum laude, Jewish Studies and Sociology) has been named director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford, where she has also been appointed as assistant professor of Judaic Studies and History. She wrote a senior thesis supervised by Professor Chaim Waxman (emeritus Sociology and Jewish Studies) and was a three-time recipient of the Baruch S. and Pearl W. Seidman Award. Read more here.


Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center Provides at-Home Professional Development for Teachers

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RJFF Teacher Movie TicketDuring a semester of remote learning, the Bildner Center sent at-home professional development kits to teachers in our Holocaust education program. The kits tied in with the 2020 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival screening of Nowhere in Africa and the discussion with Academy Award-winning director Caroline Link.

Read one teacher's surprising response to the professional development kit. View here.

Watch the film discussion with Director Caroline Link here. All film talks will be available through the end of the year.


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Announcing the 2020 Audience Choice Award Winners

Best Drama: Nowhere in Africa

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Best Documentary: Aulcie

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Our pivot to a virtual film festival was made possible through generous donations. Please help us continue to offer these events. Donate now.


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