The Jewish Studies Program proudly presents its new series Acts of Remembrance: Shaping Holocaust Memory in the 21st Century. This series will bring a variety of speakers to campus (virtually or in-person) throughout the Spring semester. Our first speaker is esteemed book critic and author Ruth Franklin, who will be discussing her new research on Anne Frank. Read more about the series and register for Ruth Franklin's talk.
Dr. Julie Keresztes joins the Jewish Studies Program as the 2022-2024 Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Postdoctoral Fellow. Keresztes will teach HIST 419/619: The Holocaust, in Fall 2022. Read more about Dr. Keresztes and her academic work.
Pamela Nadell (Jewish Studies program director) joined Bret Stephens of the New York Times for AJC's Signature Global Forum session to debate whether the Golden Age of American Jewry is over.
Alumna Meredith R. Weisel was recently named the Regional Director of the DC office of the Anti-Defamation League. Read more about Weisel's work with the ADL.
Andrew Sperling (history PhD student) won the 2021 Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture for his essay "Living on a Sort of Island’: Jewish Refugee Farmers in the American South."
Pamela Nadell (Jewish Studies program director) was featured in Set the World on Fire: How Antisemitism Fuels White Nationalism from PBS.
Pamela Nadell spoke to BYU Radio on antisemitism in the real world and online.
"Jews of Color: American Jews, Race and History" Event: If you missed it, check out this amazing virtual event held via Zoom! Thank you to Laura Leibman, Kelly Whitehead, Lewis Gordon, and Lauren Strauss for an amazing conversation about the American Jewish community's relationship to race.
Pamela Nadell (Jewish Studies program director) published America’s Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times to Today, which won the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year in the 2019 National Jewish Book Awards.
Michael Brenner (History, Israel Studies), published his new book in German on Munich's rise as the capital of antisemitism and the testing ground for Adolf Hitler after World War One. It will be published in English by Princeton University Press in 2020.
Lauren Strauss is a featured speaker in this fall’s Texts and Traditions series, along with faculty from the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
Lisa Leff has been appointed Director of the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Geraldine Gudefin's latest publication, "Entre loi juive et loi française : le divorce et le droit de garde des enfants juifs russes au début du XXe siècle", appears in the French journal Archives Juives (2019/2 Vol. 52).
Sarit Lisogorsky has joined the Jewish Studies program as our new Hebrew instructor.
See videos from the 2022 Israeli Writers Series.
View author/book details and watch past event videos of the 2022 Webinar Series: Europe's Jews before the Holocaust.
Watch alumna Wendy Lower's book talk on her award-winning book, The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed.
Watch the 2020-21 Antisemitism Series, Antisemitism Since the Holocaust: Europe, Israel, and America.