Faculty Presentations at Major Academic Conferences

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Faculty Presentations at Major Academic Conferences

Association for Jewish Studies
Sarah Bunin Benor presented “Young Adults, Leadership, and 21st-Century American Jewish Cultural Change” and was the Chair and Respondent for the session on “Approaches to the Jewish Linguistic Spectrum”
Bill Cutter presented “1958--One Year in Israeli Literature: Reflections on Historiography”
Dr. Jonathan Krasner presented “Soviet Jewish Activism and the Transformation of Jewish Identity”
Panelist, “The Five Original Colleges of Jewish Studies: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
Bruce Phillips participated in the sessions on “Including Jewish Social Networks in Applied Research” and “Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies: Who What Where”
Dr. Haim O. Rechnitzer participated in the sessions on “Modern Hebrew Poets as Theologians” and “Teaching, Inquiry and Texts: New Approaches to Jewish Education”
Dvora Weisberg presented “The Practice of Academic Mentoring” in a session organized with Rabbi Jane Kanarek, Ph.D of Hebrew College in Boston
Wendy Zierler presented "Words Worthy of Being Shown and Heard": The Diary of Hava Shapiro

Society for Biblical Literature
Joshua Garroway presented “A New Sort of Priest for a New Sort of People: Reconfiguring Descent in Hebrews and Romans”

University of Minnesota – Center for Medieval Studies
Susan Einbinder presented “A Jewish Physician in Medieval Castile: The Case of Meir Alguades”

American Dialect Society
Sarah Bunin Benor presented ‘Ethnolinguistic repertoire: Avoiding contradiction in research on language and ethnicity”

North American Jewish Choral Festival
Benjie Schiller presented “Izzun Tefillah” and “Singing from Within; Cultivating compassionate attention toward one’s singing”

Conservative Judaism: Halakhah, Culture and Sociology at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Michael Meyer presented a Hebrew version of a lecture whose English title is "Conservative Judaism in Relation to Reform Judaism"

Ludwig-Maximilians University Lecture Series
Susan Einbinder will present "When the Ending Comes First: The Death and Life of Meir Alguades"


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