Jewish Studies News Archives

Tournées 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
Geoffrey Claussen elected president of the Society of Jewish Ethics
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
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.
Geoffrey Claussen named vice-president of the Society of Jewish Ethics
Geoffrey Claussen presents at Association for Jewish Studies Conference
Geoffrey Claussen, Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, presented a paper at the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Studies on December 18 in Chicago.
Rabbi Jill Jacobs discusses social justice issues at an Oct. 26 lecture
<strong>Jacobs' lecture touched on issues such as modern day slavery and the role of Jewish tradition in today's fight for social justice. </strong>