Friday, September 23, 2022

Upcoming Events @ The Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life









Happy New Year!

לשנה טובה ומתוקה


The Bildner Center staff wishes you a sweet start to the semester and a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year. We look forward to seeing you both in person and online this fall as we celebrate the Bildner Center’s 25th anniversary.


Warm regards,


Nancy Sinkoff,

Academic Director

Karen Small,

Managing Director



Upcoming Programs


Sunday, October 20 | 7:00pm (In Person Only)


American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York


Renowned scholars Nomi M. Stolzenberg (USC) and David N. Myers (UCLA) explore how a group of pious, Yiddish-speaking Jews grew to become a thriving insular enclave and powerful local government in upstate New York using the very instruments of secular political and legal power that it disavows.


Douglass Student Center

100 George Street, New Brunswick

Register here.

Free and open to the public; Free parking

Cosponsored by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy



Tickets on Sale Starting Oct. 6!


Week 1: October 30–November 6

In-Theater Screenings, Filmmaker Talks, and More!

Regal Cinema, North Brunswick


Week 2: November 6–13

Virtual Screenings and Zoom Talks with Special Guests


Become a Festival Sponsor and join us for the Opening Day Reception!

Learn about sponsorship opportunities here.



Your support is more critical than ever

A cornerstone of cultural and intellectual life at Rutgers, the Bildner Center presents programs that educate and engage diverse audiences. At a time when antisemitism is on the rise and ignorance about Jewish history and culture is prevalent, the Center is a vital resource on campus and for the wider public.

Your gift enables us to make a meaningful impact in the community, fostering engagement with Jewish identity, culture, and history.