Sonia Hamer '18, recipient of this year's Rapoport Award, is blogging about her summer journey to retrace her grandmother's steps in 1940 as they fled through Russia, Lithuania, and Japan.
Brian Ogren, Anna Smith Fine Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, has received the Sid and Ruth Lapidus Fellowship to use the archive and collections at the American Jewish Historical Society in New York.
The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of History Daniel Cohen has been appointed Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, a new chair within the program.
Jewish Studies Advisory Board member and Rice alumnus Rabbi Oren Hayon is featured in the most recent Rice Magazine.
The Program in Jewish Studies congratulates its 2017 graduates. Graduate and Jewish Studies minor Sparrow Gates is headed to Yale Divinity School to get her Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Bible.
Scholars of the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University express our deep concern over the recent executive order banning refugees from the United States indefinitely and pausing immigration from several Muslim-majority countries. Particularly troubling was the fact that the ban was issued o