Graduate Fellow Denise Grollmus recently discovered that her family had Polish-Jewish roots. Now, she is studying Jewish identity, literature, & nationalism at the UW.
Alhadeff, a Seattle native & UW alum, will coordinate research and community outreach.
The Stroum Center will join the other academic centers housed in the Jackson School. The new Sephardic Studies Program will be part of this exciting expansion.
A UW alum describes her experience participating in JewDub Talks in virtual space.
Denise Grollmus' discovery that her family had Jewish roots led her to study contemporary Jewish-Polish culture.
Menurkey, anyone? Rabbi Lauren Kurland considers the strange and wonderful calendar coincidence of Thanksgivukkah.
What does it mean to "feel" Jewish? In the wake of the Pew Survey on Jewish American life, Jeremy Derfner considers the changing shape of Jewish identity.
Can a word like "peoplehood" bring together extremely diverse segments of Jews around the world? Noam Pianko's latest think piece.
Jewish Studies got started at the UW as part of a national movement in the early 1970s. We interviewed a trailblazing student from that era.
A curated group of photos and archival documents highlighting the past four decades of Jewish Studies at UW.
How (and why) do languages mark Jewish identity? Hannah Pressman's piece was inspired by Prof. David Bunis' recent talk.
New interview with Michael Rosenthal on the controversial philosopher.
In this fall reflection, Program Chair Noam Pianko considers the future of Jewish Studies, at UW and in general.
This fascinating historical poem is one of many Ladino works by Sephardic cultural activist Albert D. Levy (1896-1963).
The twist of fate that led UW sophomore Ashley Bobman to a treasure trove of Ladino notebooks - written by her own great-grandfather.
Change your bookmarks, dear readers--the Stroum web site is now at jewishstudies.washington.edu !
Find out how Devin Naar started to develop his ground-breaking Ladino library, and what's in store next for Sephardic Studies at UW.
As Prof. Naomi Sokoloff observes, a play's setting can impact its meaning.
Sophomore Nicole Aqua spent the summer digging up history on Israel's northern coast.
Announcing an opening for a tenure-track position in Classical Judaism at the University of Washington!
Don't miss his special lecture on October 9th!
This year's must-see film from Israel was directed by Rama Burshtein, a member of the ultra-Orthodox community.
Vilna Ghetto partisan, Holocaust survivor, Yiddish poet in Israel: the life of Avrom Sutzkever, born 100 years ago.
Martin Jaffee praises a daring attempt to revitalize Zionism in the context of religious, cultural, and political pluralism.
Aron Rodrigue's lecture proposed a theory of Sephardic Holocaust commemoration. It also raised questions about the nature of memory.
Isaac Azose and his Ladino songs amazed the crowd at a Sephardic cultural symposium in Minnesota. A special report from Dr. Maureen Jackson, former Cole Fellow at UW and current Harry Starr Fellow at Harvard.
How Devin Naar's global search for the Sephardic Holocaust experience led to personal discoveries--and to planning a ground-breaking conference at UW.