Jonathan Kaplan publishes 'My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs'

Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Assistant Professor Jonathan Kaplan (Department of Middle Eastern Studies) has written "the first systematic treatment of early rabbinic (Tannaitic) interpretation of the Song of Songs."

Davida Charney publishes 'Persuading God: Rhetorical Studies of First-Person Psalms'

Tue, Sep 8, 2015

Professor Davida Charney (Department of Rhetoric and Writing) explores first-person psalms in her latest book.

Plan II major Tori Maidenberg and Religious Studies major Reed McNitzky win thesis awards

Fri, Jun 5, 2015

Ms. Maidenberg and Mr. McNitzky won the Henry Weiss Award for Achievement in Jewish Studies for their senior theses.

History major Macey Shay wins SCJS thesis award

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Ms. Shay won the David M. Rosenberg Award for Achievement in Jewish Studies for her thesis on Jewish educational philanthropy in Argentina and Palestine.

SCJS Director Robert Abzug wins national advising award

Thu, May 21, 2015

Dr. Abzug received an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

Yiddish students schmooze with seniors

Thu, May 14, 2015

Itizk Gottesman’s Yiddish language class visited Yiddish-speaking residents at Austin’s Brookdale Senior Living Facility.

SCJS Director Robert Abzug receives Silver Spurs Teaching Fellowship

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

The Silver Spurs Alumni Association honored Dr. Abzug with the award.

Jewish Latin America figures prominently in Schusterman Center’s activities

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

The study of Jewish Latin America provides an opportunity for intellectual exploration and, for many, self-reflection as well.

Schusterman Center offers second annual travel award for research on Latin American Jewish topics at The University of Texas at Austin

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The $4000 prize will provide travel and lodging for a short-term stay in the 2014–2015 academic year.

SCJS offers matching grants for Jewish studies research

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students may apply.

Faculty affiliate Rebecca Rossen publishes 'Dancing Jewish'

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Rossen's work is the first full-length book to examine representations of Jewish identity in both modern and postmodern dance.

Assistant Professor Tatjana Lichtenstein wins college-wide teaching award

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Dr. Lichtenstein was recognized by her peers for her outstanding undergraduate teaching.

Associate Professor Karen Grumberg wins teaching award

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Students nominated and selected Dr. Grumberg as the 44th recipient of the annual Jean Holloway Teaching Award.

Associate Professor Jonathan Schofer named book review editor of Journal of Jewish Ethics

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

The nascent publication, founded by Louis Newman of Carleton College and Jonathan Crane of Emory University, will feature accessible peer-reviewed articles on contemporary moral and ethical issues.

Yiddish returns to the university after a decade-long absence

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Daily Texan reporter Natalie Sullivan has the scoop on the language course's disappearance and reinstatement, and why Yiddish matters.

SCJS opposes academic boycotts

Thu, Jan 16, 2014

Founding Director Robert H. Abzug and Acting Director Naomi Lindstrom stand with UT President William Powers in opposing all academic boycotts.

Tracy Frydberg talks Project Puente

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

The undergraduate filmmaker shared why the Latino and Jewish communities need to work together, told us about the most memorable place in Mexico City, and let us in on the secret of where the best Jews live.

SCJS receives donation of rare Latin American art books

Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Dr. Stephen Sadow of Northeastern University called the center "the perfect home" for the 14 one-of-a-kind books, which feature one poem and one image each.