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May 14

Meet Our Award-Winning Students


Digitizing Hebrew Manuscripts Leads to Award-Winning ThesisSinoff


Annabelle "Nonnie" Sinoff 
(’21), recipient of a Henry Rutgers Scholar Award, shares her experience as a research assistant for Professor Gary A. Rendsburg, which led to her award-winning capstone project for the Rutgers Honors College.

Watch her presentation here.


Budding Scholar of Religion Focuses on Hebrew BibleJensen


Christine Jensen 
(’21), winner of the Baruch S. and Pearl W. Seidman Award for excellence in Jewish studies, presents her research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish sectarianism, reflecting on the mentorship she received from Professors Gary A. Rendsburg and Debra Scoggins Ballentine, as well as Orna Goldman, Hebrew-language coordinator and instructor.

Watch her presentation here.

Read more about Christine in Rutgers Today.


Computer Science Major Cultivates Love of YiddishMartens


Esther Martens
 (’21) shares her experiences studying Yiddish language and literature at Rutgers, which led to her continued study at the Yivo Institute, thanks to funding from the Leonard and Adele Blumberg Award.

Watch her presentation here.


Student presentations were part of the year-end celebration in Jewish studies.
Watch the full event recording here.


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