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Six Memos from the Last Millennium

Joseph Skibell volume published in series Exploring Jewish Arts and Culture

Six Memos from the Last Millenium

Mon, Mar 28, 2016


Professor Ami Pedahzur

UT Supports Professor Ami Pedahzur and Institute for Israel Studies

Schusterman Center Hails President Fenves's Statement

Wed, Mar 9, 2016


Jeffrey Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg gives talk at UT

Lecture marks return of Gale Lecture Series

Wed, Mar 2, 2016



Graeme Campbell

JS Major Graeme Campbell Recipient of Henry Weiss Service Award

for service to Schusterman Center and strengthening Jewish life at UT

Mon, Feb 15, 2016


Raelene Wyse

Doctoral Student Raelene Wyse Wins Corda Prize

Award for best MA thesis about David Rosenmann-Taub

Fri, Feb 5, 2016


Historian Linda Borish Speaks on American Jewish Sportswomen

last lecture in series The Nazi Olympics

Thu, Jan 14, 2016



CoLA

Naomi Lindstrom Named Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Culture

first holder of newly created professorship

Thu, Nov 12, 2015




Jonathan Kaplan publishes 'My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs'

Jonathan Kaplan publishes 'My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs'

Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Assistant Professor Jonathan Kaplan (Department of Middle Eastern Studies) has written "the first systematic treatment of early rabbinic (Tannaitic) interpretation of the Song of Songs."


Davida Charney publishes 'Persuading God: Rhetorical Studies of First-Person Psalms'

Davida Charney publishes 'Persuading God: Rhetorical Studies of First-Person Psalms'

Tue, Sep 8, 2015

Professor Davida Charney (Department of Rhetoric and Writing) explores first-person psalms in her latest book.


Plan II major Tori Maidenberg and Religious Studies major Reed McNitzky win thesis awards

Plan II major Tori Maidenberg and Religious Studies major Reed McNitzky win thesis awards

Fri, Jun 5, 2015

Ms. Maidenberg and Mr. McNitzky won the Henry Weiss Award for Achievement in Jewish Studies for their senior theses.


History major Macey Shay wins SCJS thesis award

History major Macey Shay wins SCJS thesis award

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Ms. Shay won the David M. Rosenberg Award for Achievement in Jewish Studies for her thesis on Jewish educational philanthropy in Argentina and Palestine.



SCJS Director Robert Abzug wins national advising award

SCJS Director Robert Abzug wins national advising award

Thu, May 21, 2015

Dr. Abzug received an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.


Yiddish students schmooze with seniors

Yiddish students schmooze with seniors

Thu, May 14, 2015

Itizk Gottesman’s Yiddish language class visited Yiddish-speaking residents at Austin’s Brookdale Senior Living Facility.


SCJS Director Robert Abzug receives Silver Spurs Teaching Fellowship

SCJS Director Robert Abzug receives Silver Spurs Teaching Fellowship

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

The Silver Spurs Alumni Association honored Dr. Abzug with the award.


Jewish Latin America figures prominently in Schusterman Center’s activities

Jewish Latin America figures prominently in Schusterman Center’s activities

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

The study of Jewish Latin America provides an opportunity for intellectual exploration and, for many, self-reflection as well.



Schusterman Center offers second annual travel award for research on Latin American Jewish topics at The University of Texas at Austin

Schusterman Center offers second annual travel award for research on Latin American Jewish topics at The University of Texas at Austin

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The $4000 prize will provide travel and lodging for a short-term stay in the 2014–2015 academic year.


Yiddish alphabet

Yiddish returns to the university after a decade-long absence

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Daily Texan reporter Natalie Sullivan has the scoop on the language course's disappearance and reinstatement, and why Yiddish matters.


SCJS opposes academic boycotts

Thu, Jan 16, 2014

Founding Director Robert H. Abzug and Acting Director Naomi Lindstrom stand with UT President William Powers in opposing all academic boycotts.