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Jewish studies program sees redesign as student engagement declines

By Vanessa Reis For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Jewish studies major at this university is being redesigned after numbers in the program dropped significantly, said Hayim Lapin, director of The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies. Lapin said the Jewish studies program has between five and 10 students currently enrolled. Just five or six years ...

Kol Sasson opens for international conference hosted by two universities

By Mackenzie Roche For Mitzpeh @MackenzieRoche Jewish a cappella group Kol Sasson kicked off “The End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands” event at Stamp Monday with songs of unification and optimism about the Jewish people. This university’s premier Jewish a cappella group opened the event, which was hosted by the faculty of ...

Stipend-for-study: Rabbis, participants reflect on goals for Jewish learning programs

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Meyerhoff: 40 years and the future

By Brittany Britto   Members of the Jewish community from across the country gathered in Tawes Hall last month for a daylong conference celebrating 40 years of Jewish studies at this university. “Jewish Studies in America: Past, Present and Future,” a series of roundtable discussions, brought together faculty, alumni and other ...

Jew You Should Know: Sheila Jelen

                                By Sharadha Kalyanam Aside from teaching Jewish studies and comparative literature, Sheila Jelen enjoys spending time with her children, swimming and writing fiction she hopes to ...