The GTU's Madrasa-Midrasha Program is pleased to announce summer research grants to support GTU students and scholars working on interreligious projects related to Judaism and/or Islam. Grants will range from $250 to $500 for individual projects and $500 to $1000 for joint projects, which are strongly encouraged. These grants were made possible through the generocity of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, which has supported the Madrasa-Midrasha Program since its inception in 2008.
Congratulations to GTU student Aya Baron, who has been awarded a prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship to pursue rabbinical studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Baron is currently earning her MA in association with our Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies.
Our new president shares thoughts on interreligious education, diversity within community, and the mix of scholarship and religious commitment that makes the GTU unique. From the Fall 2018 Issue of Skylight.
CJS alumna Merissa Nathan Gerson (MA, ’13) is the driving force behind a campaign that encourages Jewish communities to oppose sexual violence and declare that “Consent is a Jewish value.” As part of the “Ken Means Yes” campaign, Jewish communites are encouraged to incorporate a brief reading of a Talmud-based script into services on Yom Kippur.
How can we transform our pedagogies and draw on religious wisdom to respond to the perils of climate change and climate colonialism? Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda reflects on this critical question in this article adapted from her Excellence in Teaching Senior Faculty Lecture.
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Center for Jewish Studies, Professor Naomi Seidman looks back at the key people and events that shaped the Center during its first half-century.