News & Bulletins
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) 2012-2013 Faculty Honor Roll. Our noted faculty include: Mira Balberg, Religious Studies; Danny Cohen, School of Education; Marcia Gealy, Comparative Literary Studies and The Writing Program; Elie Rekhess, History; Ken Seeskin, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Congratulations to our faculty!
The Israel Studies Inaugural Conference, The Zionist Ideal in Israeli Culture: Dream and Reality, will be held on November 17-19, 2013. Program and details coming soon.
We are proud to announce that Natalie Bergner, a Jewish Studies major and rising senior, has been awarded a prestigious Katherine L. Krieghbaum research scholarship by WCAS for 2013. Congratulations Natalie!
At our recent book launch and signing on October 1, 2013 for Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, a panel of authors read from their contributions to the text and shared their memories as hidden children.
We are delighted to announce that for only the second time in its history American Oriental Society has awarded the Franz Rosenthal Prize in Islamics and Semitics to Professor Emeritus Jacob Lassner. Lassner specializes in medieval Near Eastern History with an emphasis on urban structures, political culture and the background to Jewish-Muslim relations
Yakir Englander, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Israel Studies, recently co-authored (with Avi Sagi) The Body and Sexuality in the New Religious Zionist Discourse (In Hebrew) Jerusalem: Hartman Institute and Keter Publishing House, 2013. The glowing review in Haaretzis here.
The 2013 Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization was presented May 6 by Arthur Green, Irving Brudnick Professor of Philosophy and Religion, at Hebrew College, "Hasidism in the Modern Jewish Imagination." An audio recording of the lecture is available below.
The Manfred H. Vogel Memorial Lecture in Judaic Studies
"Makom: The Place of Space in Jewish Cultures" featured guest speaker Barbara Mann, Simon H. Fabian Chair in Hebrew Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary. April 25, 2013.
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
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.
The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies
Thursday, December 5 • 7:30 PM
Evanston - Norris University Center Arch Room
Jewish Studies majors at the Weinberg College convocation.