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The establishment of academic Jewish Studies positions and programs at a significant number of public and private North American institutions of higher education during the final third of the twentieth century is an interesting and complex phenomenon. In these remarks, the author provides a brief historical overview of academic Jewish Studies in North America and reflects on the present state of Jewish Studies programs in secular higher education settings and their ongoing challenges and future prospects. Her conclusions are neither comprehensive nor data-driven nor do they focus on the vibrant and excellent scholarship that characterizes Jewish Studies in 2013.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2014
Over 1,200 professors and assorted scholars, teachers and other professionals converged on a Boston hotel conference center earlier this week to attend the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, the largest gathering in the organization’s history. Presentations on Jewish Identity and International Pop Music, a panel on using social media as a tool for Jewish history research and talks on Medieval Jewish Marriage and Kabbalah as Literature were among its 190 sessions.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014
Thirteen senior officials from leading universities and study abroad programs in the United States have arrived in Israel for a week-long visit aimed at developing new study abroad partnerships with Israeli institutions. The visit is being organized by Masa Israel Journey, a partnership between The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Government of Israel, along with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
In 2005, the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) initiated a program to place visiting Israeli professors (VIPs) on university campuses in the United States. The program seeks to expose students at colleges and universities to serious academic study about modern Israel through the placement of Israeli academics in temporary positions, thereby enhancing student understanding of Israel’s culture, government, and society as well as the domestic and international challenges the country faces. This study is based on a survey of over 200 students who took courses from an AICE visiting Israeli professor in spring 2011.
Updated: Dec. 12, 2013
Nearly 100 campus professionals from across the United States are gathering this month for the launch of Israel on Campus Coalition’s Campus Strategy Institute (CSI), an eight-month program that provides campus professionals with the tools they need to expand support for Israel on campuses across the United States. The conferences, hosted by Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), are happening on two campuses, one week apart: UCLA, from October 20-22, 2013 and the University of Pennsylvania, from October 27-29, 2013.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
The Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program offers college students a spirited exploration of Yiddish language and culture. In seven weeks of concentrated study, from June 8-July 25, 2014, Steiner students not only gain Yiddish language literacy and substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture – they also participate in the lively world of Yiddish cultural preservation and production as it exists today at the Yiddish Book Center and beyond.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
Israel's first liberal arts college will open its doors this fall. The four-year degree program at the new Shalem College, located on the Jewish Agency’s campus in the East Talpiot neighborhood in Jerusalem, will teach a broad curriculum like those found in American liberal arts colleges, and will use financial incentives to encourage students to be active in campus life.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) students in the Modern Jewish Studies or Jewish Studies programs in The Graduate School of JTS will have the option of pursuing an Israel studies track at Ben Gurion University in the first semester of their second year under the auspices of BGU’s Israel Studies International Program (ISIP).
Updated: May. 20, 2013
To cultivate creativity and knowledge-sharing surrounding the effective use of educational technology in Jewish higher education, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), and Yeshiva University (YU) have launched an inter-institutional eLearning Faculty Fellowship.
Updated: May. 16, 2013
'Joe’s Israel', a new social media based Israel project, was recently launched on the web, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The project provides a platform to empower college students in North America for a dialogue on Israel.
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013