Jewish Studies News Archives

'Connecting the Dots: Religion and Conflict in the Middle East' - Oct. 28
<p>Renowned analyst Avi Melamed will visit Elon to discuss connections between events such as the rise of the Islamic State and the conflict in&nbsp;Gaza, and underscore the role of religion in a troubled Middle East. The event in the McBride Gathering Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion is free and open to the public.</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>
Rebecca Joseph named new director of Elon Hillel
<p>An ordained rabbi and founder of an award-winning seasonal and organic kosher catering company in San Francisco, Joseph comes to Elon University with deep experience in community building and fostering multi-faith leadership.</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.
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>
Baccalaureate message: ‘Be comfortable being uncomfortable'
Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, encouraged students to be bold during Elon&rsquo;s Baccalaureate sermon in Alumni Gym.
New minor broadens knowledge in Jewish religion, culture
The Jewish Studies minor promises to broaden Elon&rsquo;s goals of fostering respect for human differences and developing global citizens.
Geoffrey Claussen honored as Sklut Emerging Scholar
The assistant professor of religious studies was formally introduced April 3 during the 2012 Convocation for Honors ceremony.
Elon spotlighted in Reform Judaism magazine
The Fall 2011 edition of Reform Judaism features Elon among schools that have &quot;gone the extra mile&quot; to be attractive to Jewish students.
Yoram Lubling to deliver keynote speech in Israel
Professor of philosophy Yoram Lubling's recent book in Hebrew, <em>Met Pa-amaim</em>, was chosen to be the topic of this year's meeting of the Center for Culture and History of the Jewish People at Haifa University, Israel.
David Crowe Book on Schindler discussed in New York Times
An article in the New York Times (June 19,2011) on Mietek Pemper, a Schindler Jew who claimed to be the author of &quot;Schindler's List,&quot; discussed Crowe's biography on Schindler (&quot;Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story behind 'The List.'&quot;
Professor receives NEH funding for religious studies research
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded assistant professor Michael Pregill a $6,000 summer stipend to research medieval manuscripts preserved in Russia that may shed new light on the relationships between the Jewish and Muslim communities of the Mediterranean and Near East in the Middle Ages.
Lynn Huber publishes article on Satan
Lynn R. Huber, associate professor of religious studies, has recently published an annotated bibliographic essay on biblical traditions about Satan.
Geoffrey Claussen co-chairs and presents at Jewish ethics conference
Skluts support Jewish Studies program
Elon&rsquo;s commitment to create a vibrant, inclusive campus caught the attention of parents Eric and Lori Sklut. The couple made a $250,000 gift through the Levine-Sklut Family Foundation to endow the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies. This endowment will significantly expand and enrich Elon&rsquo;s Jewish Studies program, which will benefit all students.
Geoffrey Claussen interviewed on "Come and Listen: Jewish Food for Thought"
Geoffrey Claussen, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, was interviewed for the inaugural episode of the podcast &quot;Come and Listen: Jewish Food for Thought&quot; on the subject of &quot;Love and Death.&quot; He discussed the Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig's understanding of the biblical teaching that &quot;love is as strong as death&quot; (Song of Songs 8:6).
Geoffrey Claussen publishes on Jewish practice and moral development
Yoram Lubling published book chapter on hope
<p>Yoram Lubling published a book chapter titled &quot;Ha-Tikva: The Concept of Hope in Jewish History,&quot; in <em>Hope in the 21st Century</em>, ed. John L. Hochheimer (Oxford, England: Inter-Disciplinary press, 2009).</p>
New book by Yoram Lubling details heroism of Holocaust victims
<p>A new book by Elon University philosophy professor Yoram Lubling uncovers the heroic life and death of his grandfather Moshe Y. Lubling - the true leader of the famous Jewish prisoners&rsquo; revolt in the notorious Nazi death camp Treblinka in Poland, during World War II. Details...</p>