A New Era for Jewish Studies:
Introducing the new Bachelor of Arts DegreeBeginning in fall 2012, students at Carolina can make the study of Jewish history and culture the centerpiece of their undergraduate experience. The degree program will be offered through the Department of Religious Studies, where students will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a Concentration in Jewish Studies. This is the first undergraduate degree program in Jewish Studies to be offered by an institution in the state of North Carolina. Read more....
Tanenbaum Family Endows Professorship in Jewish History and Culture Babette and Jay Tanenbaum have established a new distinguished professorship in Jewish Studies, providing an endowment that will support a tenure track faculty member who specializes in Jewish history and culture.
Van der Horst Fellow Joins Carolina
Professor Flora Cassen, joined Carolina’s
History department this year as the inaugural
JMA and Sonia Van der Horst Fellow in Jewish
History and Culture.
ELI EVANS NAMED TO
ELIE WIESEL BOARD
Eli N. Evans, founding chair of the Center’s Advisory Board, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Elie Wiesel Foundation for
Humanity. The Foundation’s mission is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Sandra Rich and Benjamin Cone have recently rotated off the Center’s
Advisory Board after completing their terms. Their enthusiasm through the years has been tremendous and we thank them for all their support.
JOINING CAROLINA THIS FALL
Carolina welcomes two new lecturers this year: Joseph Lam, lecturer in
Biblical Hebrew, comes to UNC from the University of Chicago. Hanna
Sprintzik, lecturer in Modern Hebrew, was born in Argentina and grew up in Israel.
THE CENTER MOVES TO PETTIGREW HALL
In June, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies moved into a new
office space to better accommodate our faculty, staff, students and
community. We’re now located on the first floor of historic Pettigrew
Hall, near Franklin Street.