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SPRING 2015 COURSES:  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

HALPERN AWARD:  PROPOSALS FOR 2015-2016 DUE March 4, 2015.

Click here for the call for proposals.

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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7-9 pm

at Rodef Shalom Congregation

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION “Regina”

Documentary Film about the first female Rabbi, Regina Jonas. 

Join us for a film screening, a historical introduction by Professor Rachel Kranson (University of Pittsburgh); and a post-film discussion with Rabbis Sharyn Henry (Rodef Shalom); Amy Levin (Beth Shalom); and Barbara Symons (Temple David)

Co-sponsored with JFilm: Pittsburgh Jewish and Israeli Film Festival.

Click here for more details.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6-8 pm

Frick Fine Arts Building Room 204

ISRAEL HERITAGE ROOM ANNUAL MEETING AND GUEST LECTURE:

"Jerusalem's Geopolitical Question"

Lecture by Noam Shoval, Professor of Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and AICE Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh.

Click here for more details.

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District

INTERACTIVE DAY AT THE ARCHIVES:  "Jewish Life in Western Pennsylvania"

Jewish Studies Students and Faculty join with the Rauh Jewish Archives, the Rodef Shalom Archives, and the Archives Service Center from Pitt for a hands-on experience and presentations of research to a wider public.

Click here for more details.

Spring 2015 courses

Elementary Hebrew 2

Haya Feig

JS 0014

MTWThF 10-10:50 am (5 credits)

Intermediate Hebrew 4

Haya Feig

JS 0025

MWF  11-11:50 am

Biblical Hebrew

Haya Feig

JS 1065

TTh  11 am-12:15 (5 credits)

  •  e-mail feig@pitt.edu for info on Hebrew courses and placement

 

Religions of the West

Timothy Langille

RELGST 0105/HIST 0125

MW 4:30-5:45 pm

Gen-Ed: Foreign Culture/Comparative

counts toward certificate as “Religious Studies course”

Israel in the Biblical Age

Timothy Langille

JS 1100/HIST 1765/RELGST 1100

TTh 11 am -12:15 pm

Gen-Ed: Foreign Culture/Regional

Jews and Judaism in the Medieval World

Adam Shear

JS 1220/HIST 1760/RELGST 1220

MWF 11-11:50 am

Gen-Ed: History

Politics in the Contemporary Middle East

Luke Peterson

JS 1383/HIST 1763

MW 3-4:15 pm

History and Memory in the Jewish Tradition

Timothy Langille

JS 1680/HIST 1163/RELGST 1680

TTh 4-5:15 pm

Gen-Ed: History

Urban Tourism: Israel as Case Study

Noam Shoval

URBNST 1005: Special Topics

TTh 4-5:15 pm

needs special permission from Urban Studies Program

may count toward certificate by petition

Vienna

Amy Colin

GER 1528

TTh 11-12:15 pm

may count toward certificate by petition

Capstone Paper for Certificate

Timothy Langille

JS 1901 Independent Study

times TBA

Internships for Credit, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Directed Research

SEE  http://www.jewishstudies.pitt.edu/undergraduate/independent.php for opportunities.

or  email:  ashear@pitt.edu for more information about internships and research opportunities.

JS 1900, 1902,

1904, 1905

1-4 credits

 

 

DEADLINE:  MARCH 4, 2015

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HALPERN AWARD?  Since 2011, we have awarded $300-$1000 to Pitt undergraduates for study, research, internships related to Jewish Studies, inside or outside the United States. 

Click here for the call for proposals for Summer 2015 AND Academic year 2015-2016 projects.

  Click here for a list of grantees.