This week, we showcase Jewish studies undergraduate and graduate student research at Rutgers, including a thesis on mental health in Russian Jewish immigrants and a talk on Jewish experiences in displaced person camps. Also, listen to a program on lost-and-found Soviet Jewish songs.
Read a Q&A with Dina Fradkin '20 about her thesis “The Beliefs About Psychological Services Amongst Russian-Jewish First Generation Americans".
Watch a video to learn more about her theses:
Danielle Willard-Kyle: AJS Dissertation Talk
Danielle Willard-Kyle, PhD candidate in history at Rutgers, worked under teh supervision of Yael Zerubavel, professor emerita of Jewish studies and history and Belinda Davis, professor of history. She discusses her dissertation: "Living in Liminal Spaces: Refugees in Italian Displaced Persons Camps, 1945-1951" at the Center for Jewish History on May 19. Click here for more information and to register.
Last Yiddish Heroes
A rediscovered trove of Soviet Yiddish music, collected in the 1940s and forgotten until the 1990s, evolved into a Grammy nominated CD. Learn more about the music in a program hosted by the Bildner Center in March 2019.