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.
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.
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.
The GTU is actively engaged in a search for the school’s next president and will continue to accept applications from interested candidates through March 1, 2018. We are seeking an innovative and collaborative leader whose compelling vision can inspire and unite this dynamic interreligious institution. The presidential search committee is encouraging the entire GTU community to invite qualified candidates to apply for this position.
The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to offer a fellowship for Bay Area Jewish educators and community professionals. Established in 2017, the Jewish Community Fellowship provides full tuition for a single course at the Center for Jewish Studies, GTU. Participants in the fellowship will become part of a cohort of students exploring the intersection of critical studies and Jewish communal endeavors. In addition to the course for credit, fellows participate in a two-day workshop on Jewish education led by senior faculty in the...