Jewish Studies Program at Michigan State University
FROM THE DIRECTOR, YAEL ARONOFF
Our Jewish Studies Program had an exciting fall semester, hosting eight outside speakers and screening one film. This spring we are having fourteen speakers in addition to our 10th Annual Israeli Film Festival. We are co-sponsoring events with a dozen units and programs across the university throughout the year, and continuing our monthly Jewish Studies research seminars with faculty and students.
We’re happy to report that MSU has re-instated all six of the study abroad programs in Israel. Chen Bram, last year’s Serling Visiting Israeli Scholar, will lead the summer program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2015.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2015
Friday, April 24, 10:00–11:30 am
Wells Hall B-342
Jewish Studies Faculty and Student Research Seminar
Title: “Living Beyond Terrorism: Israeli Stories of Hope and Healing”
Presenter: Zieva Konvisser, international board member of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma
Congratulations! Jewish Studies specializers Laura Williams, Bradley Isakson, and Aaron Walden were awarded a Jewish Studies Student Achievement Award on April 15, 2015.
Ken Waltzer’s Big Retirement Bash Celebration during the weekend of March 27-28, 2015 was a huge success.
Watch the Ken Waltzer tribute video below:
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