Jewish Studies News Archives

Holocaust survivor Zev Harel: 'Do all you can to be as good as you can be'
<p>Harel, a professor emeritus at Cleveland State University,&nbsp;inspires audience at Elon University.</p>
Jazz, Klezmer and <em>son cubano</em>? The performance of &#39;Hatuey: Memory of Fire&#39;
<p>Spanish Instructor Quiqui Lang Hilgartner in the World Languages and Cultures Department&nbsp;tries her hand at versifying opera.</p>
Tourn&eacute;es French Film Festival at Elon concludes
<p>On Sunday, March 5, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the closing of the Tourn&eacute;es French Film Festival: Join the R&eacute;sistance!</p>
Tourn&eacute;es French Film Festival opens at Elon
<p>On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tourn&eacute;es French Film Festival: Join the <em>R&eacute;sistance!</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Claussen publishes chapter on &#39;The Kaddish, the Allegory of the Cave, and the Golden Calf&#39;
<p>Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen&#39;s chapter was published in <em>Kaddish</em>,&nbsp;edited by David Birnbaum and Martin S. Cohen</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon celebrates International Ladino Day
<p>&quot;Kreer i esperar es la vida alargar&quot; -&nbsp; &quot;Believing and hoping makes life longer&quot;&nbsp;</p>
Ladino Lives at Elon - Nov. 30
<p>Come&nbsp;experience the magic of Jewish Spanish and Sephardic Culture!</p>
A very &ldquo;Cuban week&rdquo; for Prof. Judith K. Lang Hilgartner &lsquo;10
<p>Cuban music and poetry highlight this past week both at Elon and the University of Virginia.</p>
Rabbi Irving Greenberg: Seeing Israel, A Real Life Nation Through a Theological Lens - April 7
<p><strong>Thursday, April 7</strong><br /> <span class="highlight_maroon"><span><strong>Rabbi Irving Greenberg, &ldquo;Seeing Israel, A Real Life Nation Through a Theological Lens: A Reflection on Jewish and Christian Perspectives&rdquo;</strong></span></span><br /> <em>McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.</em></p>
Geoffrey Claussen publishes on Jewish perspectives on wealth and poverty
<p>Claussen&#39;s paper titled &ldquo;The Legacy of the Kelm School of Musar on Questions of Work, Wealth and Poverty,&rdquo; appears&nbsp;in <em>Wealth and Poverty in Jewish Tradition</em>, ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon (Purdue University Press)</p>
Hillel College Guide lists Elon among top &#39;Schools Jews Choose&#39;
<p>The 2015 fall edition of Hillel College Guide lists Elon University among the most frequently attended schools by Jewish students based on the total number of enrolled undergraduates.</p>
Geoffrey Claussen publishes on dangerous visions of &#39;repairing the world&#39;
<p>Claussen&#39;s paper was published in &quot;Tikkun Olam: Judaism, Humanism &amp; Transcendence&quot;, edited by David Birnbaum and Martin S. Cohen</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
New book brings to life Judaism&#39;s &#39;Elder of Kelm&#39;
<p><span>&quot;Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simhah Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar&quot;&nbsp;by Assistant Professor Geoffrey Claussen recounts the life of a 19th century Jewish leader who greatly influenced a movement focused on the development of human character.</span></p>
Culinary historian to speak on Black-Jewish Identity Cooking - Nov. 10
<p><span>Culinary historian and chef Michael W. Twitty will lead discussion over dinner on the theme of &quot;Kosher/Soul: Black-Jewish Identity Cooking.&quot; RSVP required.</span></p>
Shuly Schwartz: &#39;Rugelach, Rummage Sales, Rabbis and Rosh Hodesh Groups: The Transformative Power of American Jewish Feminism&#39; &ndash; Nov. 4
<p>Elon University&rsquo;s Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society, and the Jewish Studies Program, host the acclaimed&nbsp;historian for a talk about Jewish Feminism in America</p>
Elon listed in &#39;Top 60 Private Schools Jews Choose&#39;
<p><span>The inaugural issue of Hillel College Guide lists Elon University among the most frequently attended schools by Jewish students based on the total number of enrolled undergraduates.</span></p>
Geoffrey Claussen publishes on &quot;War, Scripture, and Moral Accounting&quot;
<p>Claussen&#39;s article was published in the June 2015 issue of The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning</p>
Geoffrey Claussen presents at international conference on religion and violence
<span>Geoffrey Claussen, Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, presented a paper at Wake Forest University&#39;s April 2015 International Conference on Religion, Violence and Peace.&nbsp;</span> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Jon Levenson, &#39;The Binding of Isaac in the Three &quot;Abrahamic&quot; Traditions: The Jewish-Christian-Muslim Debate&#39; - March 17
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Geoffrey Claussen elected president of the Society of Jewish Ethics
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Elon student awarded Holocaust Studies scholarship
<p>Kelly Swaim &rsquo;17, recipient of the Miriam and Abe Brenner Holocaust Education Scholarship, traveled to Europe during Winter Term 2015 as part of Elon&rsquo;s &quot;Holocaust Journey&quot; study abroad course.</p>
David M. Crowe presents research on international law
<p>One of Elon University&#39;s top scholars shared new work this fall into the evolution of Nazi laws that stripped Jews of their possessions during Hitler&#39;s reign and of the first genocide trials conducted after World War II.</p>
&#39;Praying with their Legs: Rabbi Abraham Joshua&nbsp;Heschel&nbsp;and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.&#39; - Oct. 21
<p>Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) will speak&nbsp;<span>about the friendship and shared vision of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua&nbsp;</span><span class="il">Heschel, at 7:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.</span></p>
Elon honored for diversity &amp; inclusion programs
<p>INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Elon with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, an accolade that reflects ongoing university efforts to celebrate and support students, staff, faculty and alumni of all backgrounds and beliefs.</p>
Geoffrey Claussen publishes on Jewish Studies pedagogy
<p>Claussen&#39;s article is included in the summer 2014 issue of&nbsp;<em>Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies</em> (Purdue University Press).</p>
Jewish artist Diane Palley to present and lead workshop at Elon - April 24
<p>The world-renowned artist&nbsp;will share her work&nbsp;in the Numen Lumen Pavilion on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m.</p>
Honoring the innocent, one name at a time
<p>Elon University students, faculty and staff took part Monday in the &quot;Reading of the Names,&quot; a daylong effort on the front steps of Moseley Center that marked the start of Holocaust Remembrance Week on campus.</p>
Holocaust survivor Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow to speak at Elon - April 28
<p>Major General Sidney Shachnow will be speaking at Elon University to mark the conclusion of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.</p>
Samuel Moyn to lecture on human rights and the Holocaust
<p>The noted intellectual historian&nbsp;will be speaking in the Numen Lumen Pavilion March 13 at 7:30 p.m.</p>
American classical composer to visit Elon for three public events
<p>Daniel Asia, a renowned professor of composition at the University of Arizona, comes to campus March 3-4 for programs sponsored by the Department of Music, the&nbsp;Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences and the Lori and Eric&nbsp;Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Fund.</p>
Elon hosts conference on Jewish-Christian relations
<p>A dozen leading scholars of religious studies visited Elon on Nov. 17 for the inaugural Elon University Conference on Jewish-Christian Relations.</p>
Student-faculty conversations highlight Global Neighborhood house dinner
<p>Students living in Elon&#39;s newest residential neighborhood met Nov. 5 to consider tough issues related to the Holocaust.</p>
David Crowe delivers invited lectures at Chapman University
<p>One of the world&#39;s top authories on the Holocaust visited the California school for a week in early October.</p>
Lecture-Recital marks the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht - Nov. 7
<p><span>Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.</span></p>
Geoffrey Claussen presents on &ldquo;Wealth and Poverty&rdquo; at Klutznick-Harris Symposium
<p>The symposium brought together Jewish Studies scholars who study questions involving wealth and poverty.</p>
Conference to explore relations between Christians and Jews - Nov. 17
<p>A program at Elon&#39;s Numen Lumen Pavilion will bring together scholars to discuss the history and future of the relationship between the world&rsquo;s Jewish and Christian communities.</p>
Elon Hillel and Jewish Studies program co-host Israel Fellow for kibbutz conversation
<p>On Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Elon Hillel and the Jewish Studies program&nbsp;will host Liat Srur, N.C. Hillel&#39;s Israel Fellow, for a conversation about the kibbutz movement in Israel and an exploration of the Green Kibbutz Group&#39;s focus on sustainability.&nbsp;</p>
The Intersection of Homelessness &amp; Judaism:&nbsp; A Discussion in the Sukkah with Professor Geoff Claussen &amp; Kim Crawford - Sept. 24
<p>The program takes place at the Sklut Hillel Center from 4:30-5:30 p.m.</p>
Geoffrey Claussen publishes translation
<p>Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Geoffrey Claussen recently published a translation of a 19th century Jewish text in the <em>Jewish Review of Books</em></p>
ABC News cites David Crowe in story about &quot;Schindler&#39;s List&quot;
<p>History professor David Crowe spoke with ABC News after an auction for one of Oskar Schindler&rsquo;s lists failed to draw any bidders.</p>
Elon listed among &#39;The Top Schools Jews Choose&#39;
<p><em>Reform Judaism</em> magazine honored the university in its most recent &quot;Insider&#39;s Guide to College Life&quot; for a commitment to serving Jews of all backgrounds and innovative programming.</p>
Convocation speakers advocate for multi-faith dialogue
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-4a340a3d-5d17-b1ed-9092-6324aa4996d5">In an event moderated by Lara Logan of &quot;60 Minutes,&quot; six spiritual leaders urged Elon students to intentionally interact with people of various faith traditions.</span></p>
A Judaism of Relationships: A Conversation with Rabbi David Wolpe - April 30
<p><span>Wolpe, one of the panelists for Spring Convocation,&nbsp;will be s</span><span class="text_exposed_show">peaking at 1 p.m. on his vision of the Jewish Tradition: &quot;A Judaism of Relationships.&quot; </span></p>
&lsquo;Reading of the Names&rsquo; opens Holocaust Remembrance Week
<p><span>Elon University is hosting several events from April 8-12 as part of its annual commemoration of the 6 million lives lost during the Holocaust.</span></p>
David Crowe speaks on genocide and law at Stetson
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">David M. Crowe, a professor of legal history at the School of Law, and professor of history in the department of History and Geography, gave a series of lectures at the Stetson University College of Law on March 6 and&nbsp;7.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Ambassador: &#39;Shared challenges&#39; confront Jews, the West
<p><span>A top advisor in three U.S. presidential administrations, Stuart Eizenstat&rsquo;s remarks were part of celebration marking the first year of Jewish Studies at Elon.</span></p>
Jewish dietary laws: An introduction to Kashrut with Geoffrey Claussen
<p>Tuesday, March 12, 4:30-5:30pm, Geoffrey Claussen will lead a discussion on Jewish dietary laws at the Sklut Hillel Center.</p>
Religious Studies faculty and students participate in SECSOR conference
<p>Five faculty members from the Department of Religious Studies and five undergraduate students participated in the recent Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference in Greenville, S.C.</p>
David M. Crowe delivers BB&amp;T Heritage Lecture at Barton College
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Community gathers for Sklut Hillel Center dedication
A renovated home near the Academic Village was made possible by gifts from Eric and Lori Sklut P&rsquo;14 and several generous benefactors.