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Welcome to the Jewish Studies Program

Explore our website for information about our courses, our certificate program, experiential learning and internship options, support for summer study and travel, and upcoming events.

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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

MUSIC AND PEACE: CONCERT AND DISCUSSION

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 2014, 2:30-4 pm, BELLEFIELD HALL AUDITORIUM

“Secret Guests: Jewish Songs from a City of Poets”: Vocal Recital by Ruth Levin (Russia/Israel) and Guitar Accompaniment by Alexei  Belousov (Russia/Israel)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 5-6 pm, HUMANITIES CENTER, 602 CL

"Europe en Miniature" at the Margins: Roundtable Discussion with Ruth Levin.

More details here.

EXHIBITION & LECTURE: JEWISH REFUGEES IN SHANGHAI

SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 15, HILLEL-JEWISH UNIVERSITY CENTER

Exhibition frrom Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the Hillel-JUC.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 6:30 pm, HILLEL-JUC

Opening Lecture and Reception: Steve Hochstadt, PhD, author of Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich (2012)

More details here.

PLANNING AHEAD

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.  Look for the announcement in the fall for applications due February 2015 for projects in summer 2015 and 2015-2016.  Click here for a list of grantees.

PREVIEW OF OTHER FALL EVENTS

Sunday September 20, 7 pm, at Rodef Shalom Congregation:  LECTURE by Ann Nelson (journalist and scholar) about the White Rose Resistance Movement in Nazi Germany.

Tuesday, October 28, 7 pm, at Carnegie-Mellon:  LECTURE by Yolanda Willis (Holocaust survivor) on the Jews of Salonica and the Holocaust in Greece.

Monday, November 10, 4 pm, in the Humanities Center, 6th Floor of Cathedral of Learning:  LECTURE by Carlos Cañete (Spanish historian):  “The Origins of Humanity: Cultural and Religious Polemics in Early Modern Times"  Sunday, November 16, 7-9 pm, at Rodef Shalom Congregation: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION of “Regina” Documentary Film about the first female Rabbi, Regina Jonas.  Co-sponsored with JFilm: Pittsburgh Jewish and Israeli Film Festival.

Sunday November 23, 10 am-1 pm, at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District:   INTERACTIVE DAY AT THE ARCHIVES:   Jewish Studies Students and Faculty join with the Rauh Jewish Archives for a hands-on experience and presentations of research to a wider public.