News & Bulletins
The Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series inaugural lecture featured author Nathan Englander. Named one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by The New Yorker magazine, Englander spoke on "The Ownership of Identity", November 19, 2012 in Pick Staiger auditorium. lecture video
The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies is proud to announce that five of our faculty were selected by students in the recently-released Associated Student Government (ASG) 2012 Faculty Honor Roll. Our noted faculty include: Danny Cohen, School of Education; Marcia Gealy, The Writing Program; Edna Grad, Hebrew Language; Peter Hayes, History and Ken Seeskin, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Congratulations to our faculty!
Authors Matti Friedman and Anouk Markovits visited Northwestern in October. Friedman spoke about The Aleppo Codex, a non-fiction account of his investigation into the history of one of the world’s most precious books, the Aleppo Codex, the most perfect version of the Bible. Markovits discussed her novel I Am Forbidden as part of an academic workshop “Beyond Survival: Ultra Orthodoxy in the Diaspora”.
Professor Barry Wimpfheimer (pictured left) was named Director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, effective September 1, 2012.
The Crown Center awarded the Jill Stacey Harris Prize for the 2011-2012 academic year to Michael Kaplan for his paper "Between Diaspora and Homeland". This prize is awarded each year to the best paper submitted by a Northwestern undergraduate in the area of Jewish Studies. Congratulations to Michael!
About the Center
The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, the home of the Jewish Studies Program at Northwestern, is a vibrant community of teachers and scholars dedicated to transmitting and expanding knowledge, both in the classroom and through numerous lectures, symposia, and other events of interest to the general public as well as the campus population.
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Jewish Studies majors at the 2012 Weinberg College convocation.