Thursday, January 27, 2022

Join The Bildner Center Online for Two Dynamic Mini-Courses in February





Virtual Mini-Courses on Jewish Life

Broaden your knowledge with the expertise of Rutgers' distinguished faculty and visiting scholars. Free and open to the public!

Innovative Orthodoxies

Two-Part Series

Thursdays, February 10 & 17, 12:30-1:30pm


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Session I:

Between American and Israeli Orthodoxy


Adam S. Ferziger,

Allen and Joan Bildner
Visiting Scholar, Rutgers

Rabbi S.R. Hirsch Chair for Research on the Torah and Derekh Erez Movement,
Bar-Ilan University

Session II:

The New Rabbis? How Women are Remaking Orthodox Leadership


Michal Raucher,

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University



A Short History of Jewish Farming on Four Continents in the Modern Era


Wednesdays, February 16 & 23 7:00-8:00pm


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Jonathan Dekel-Chen,

Allen and Joan Bildner Visiting Scholar, Rutgers

Rabbi Edward Sandrow Chair in Soviet & East European Jewry,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 A two-part course on the Jewish farming movement that spanned the Americas, Eastern Europe, and the land of Israel from the 1880s to the 1950s, as well as recent developments in the U.S. and Israel.


Virtual Talk Reminder:

The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family

 February 1, 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning historian Laura Arnold Leibman shares the remarkable story of an early American family of mixed Jewish and African descent. Leibman, a professor of English and humanities at Reed College, has unraveled the mystery of their journey from Christian, impoverished, and enslaved in Barbados, to free, wealthy, Jewish, and—at times—white, in New York.


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