The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives Announces their Fellows for 2005-2006

Friday, July 1, 2005

Founded in 1947 by Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus (1896-1995), The Marcus Center contains one of the largest cataloged collections of documentary material relating to the study of the American Jewish experience.Since 1976 more than 400 scholars from over 20 countries have been named Marcus Center Fellows. Marcus Center Fellowships are awarded to outstanding scholars and advanced graduate students working in the field of American Jewish history. Marcus Center Fellows are required to spend one month of residency in Cincinnati, utilizing the AJA's rich collections, together with the holdings of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's Klau Library as well as the other academic resources available at the College-Institute's Cincinnati campus. 

Francesca Y. Albertini
Hochschule für Jüdische Studien
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship
The Influences of Orthodox German Judaism on the American Rabbinical Movement at the Beginning of the 20th Century
July 19 - August 8, 2005
March 1 - March 15, 2006 

Michael Beizer
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rabbi Harold D. Hahn Memorial Fellowship
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's Policy in Soviet Russia During the Interwar Period
January 17 - February 14, 2006 

Cristiana Facchini Bonavita
Universitá degli Studi di Bologna
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship
From Germany to America:
Cultural Translation of Reform Judaism (1885-1904)

March 1 - March 29, 2006 

Jonathan Golden
Brandeis University
Loewenstein-Weiner Fellowship
'In Order to Form a More Perfect Union': The Role of the Reform Movement in the Synagogue Council of America
July 18 - August 12, 2005 

Magdalena Gora
Institute for European Studies
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship
The American Jewish Community and Poland Since 1945
March 1 - March 31, 2006 

Glen A. Harris
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Rabbi Joachim Prinz Memorial Fellowship
Intellectual Struggles Between Blacks and Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s: A Prelude to the Ocean Hill/Brownsville Conflict
July 5 - July 29, 2005 

Emily A. Katz
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Loewenstein-Weiner Fellowship
Israeli Culture in the Reform Movement, 1948-1967
August 1 - August 12, 2005
October 31 - November 11, 2005 

Daniel Mandel
The Middle East Forum
Loewenstein-Weiner Fellowship
The Outsider: Maurice Samuel
January 17 - February 11, 2006 

Maddalena Marinari
University of Kansas
Loewenstein-Weiner Fellowship
Challenging Restriction and Confronting Dual Loyalty: Eastern European Jews and the Quota Acts
December 1 - December 15, 2005
May 12 - May 26, 2006 

Adam Mendelsohn
Brandeis University
Loewenstein-Weiner Fellowship
'To the Extreme Side of the Habitable Globe': The Emergence of the English Language Diaspora in the mid-19th Century
April 24 - May 26, 2006 

Laura Rosenzweig
University of California, Santa Cruz
The Starkoff Fellowship
American Jewish Response to Domestic Anti-Semitism, 1934-1945
March 20 - March 31, 2006
April 24 - May 5, 2006 

Valerie S. Thaler
Yale University
The Joseph and Eva R. Dave Fellowship
The Delicate Balance: Zionism and Israel in Postwar American Jewish Identity
October 31 - November 11, 2005 

Susanne Weidemann
Brown University
Loewenstein-Weiner Fellowship
The World Jewish Congress and the Displaced Persons Crisis in Shanghai During the 1940s and 1950s
January 17 - February 17, 2006 

Sherry Zander
Congregation Emanu-El (Dallas, Texas)
The Theodore S. Levy Tribute Fellowship
Synagogues in Small Places: Touchstones of Jewish Life in America
November 28 - December 11, 2005
January 30 - February 10, 2006


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu