Editor’s Note: This year the Stroum Jewish Studies Program is celebrating its 40th anniversary as an academic program at the University of Washington. Throughout the year we will offer stories and images from the past four decades of innovative scholarship, student leadership, and community programming.
To start things off, here is a collage of highlights curated from our archives. These pictures and documents offer just a few fascinating snapshots of the people and initiatives that have made our program great. Curious to know more? Read this interview to find out more about the early days of Jewish Studies at UW.
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Who was UW’s first Jewish Studies Major?
Reinventing Jewish Studies: The Future of the Field, Fall 2013 Letter from the Chair, Professor Noam Pianko
Note: The opinions expressed by faculty and students in our publications reflect the views of the individual writer only and not those of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.
Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Forward, Lilith, eSefarad, and My Jewish Learning. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She is currently at work on a memoir about her Sephardic family history, connected to explorations of contemporary American Jewish identity.
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