Expanding My Jewish Studies Horizons in Australia

Yarrow Linden, a Jewish Studies minor, spent last autumn in Australia with the support of an Opportunity Grant. Hear about her adventures!

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Global Judaism, Personal History, Student Writing|Tags: |0 Comments

A Book Lover’s Tour of Judaica Libraries in Los Angeles

Scholar, translator, and librarian Emily Thompson visited Judaica libraries in LA to learn more about their collections and operations.

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Personal History, Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Crossing the Bosphorus: A Sephardic Memoir in a 100-Year-Old French Notebook

Finding clues to a great-grandmother's migratory life in her notebook from the Alliance Israelite Universelle school.

“My Culture is Not in This Language”

Hebrew was the only way Anat Mooreville could communicate with her Romanian-born grandparents. A beautiful reflection on home as "a place beyond language."

Confessions of an American Hebrew Poet

Robert Whitehill-Bashan had the uncanny experience of seeing an elegant Hebrew poem on his Facebook feed--and realizing it was his own.

“Close to My Ancestors”–The Restored Grand Synagogue of Edirne, Turkey

Edirne, in northwestern Turkey, used to be home to a major Sephardic Jewish community.

My First Hebrew Test by Dara Horn

Novelist Dara Horn dares to ask the question: Why are there still only three kinds of American Jews who are allowed to learn Hebrew?

Alumni Interview: Amee Sherer (’87), new Executive Director of Hillel UW

Amee Sherer (UW '87) forged a path combining Jewish Studies and an Education degree. Find out more about Hillel UW's new Executive Director in our first Alumni Interview article.

By | February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News, Personal History|Tags: , , , |0 Comments