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Featured are recent news from the press and community relations of our membership of academic, cultural, health, and religious institutions.

JTS (@JTSVoice )

On March 14, we are hosting a discussion with author Dr. Jane S. Gabin, where we will be discussing her book, "The Paris Photo." This historical novel looks at the complicated life and aftermath of the occupation of Paris during WWII. http://www.jtsa.edu/paris-photo 

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-11T17:03:07+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Want to go deeper with your Jewish learning? Registration is now open for the next session of Context, JTS’s acclaimed program exploring the major Jewish texts of the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Classes meet one evening a week in the fall. http://www.jtsa.edu/context-immersive-jewish-learning …pic.twitter.com/e0DVNnk65a

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-11T17:03:07+00:00

St. John the Divine (@StJohnDivineNYC )

The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls opening this Valentine's Day. http://www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/13417/opening-of-the-value-of-sanctuary-building-a-house-without-walls …pic.twitter.com/q1zIoHdCv6

St. John the Divine (@StJohnDivineNYC ) 2019-02-11T16:57:52+00:00

St. John the Divine (@StJohnDivineNYC )

Our annual commemoration of Absalom Jones is tomorrow, 2/9, at 10:30 am! http://www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/25997/the-commemoration-of-absalom-jones …

St. John the Divine (@StJohnDivineNYC ) 2019-02-08T16:30:08+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Why would God want a building? Professor Robert Harris explores possibilities for the purpose of the Tabernacle #Terumah #JTStorahhttp://www.jtsa.edu/why-god-needs-dwelling-place …

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-07T16:25:21+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Read about the inclusion work of Rabbi Ruti Regan (RS ’17), the rabbinic disability scholar-in-residence for @MatanInc and click through toher "Gleanings" article where she offers suggestions of ways schools can welcome learners with disabilities.https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/from-awareness-to-acceptance/ …

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-07T16:25:21+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

The combined choirs of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School at JTS and the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at @HUCJIR will present an exciting array of contemporary Jewish choral music on 2/14 at 7:30. http://www.jtsa.edu/music-in-our-time-2019 …pic.twitter.com/u9GiqFrQWi

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-07T16:25:21+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Daniel Ross Goodman, a doctoral candidate at JTS, writes a wonderful remembrance of Rabbi Neil Gillman (z”l) in the @HarvardDivinity School's Bulletin.https://bulletin.hds.harvard.edu/articles/autumnwinter2018/god-talks-neil-gillman-remembered …

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-06T16:16:15+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Join JTS at Limmud NY! Learn on New York City's Upper West Side with JTS faculty Dr. David Fishman, Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Dr. Benjamin D. Sommer, Dr. Abigail Uhrman, and Dr. Jeffrey Kress, and JTS Fellow Dr. Michal Raucher. Dates and details: http://www.jtsa.edu/limmud-ny-2019 pic.twitter.com/Zs33zHJlzh

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-06T16:16:15+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Mazal tov to Rabbi Gil Steinlauf (RS '98 and 2018 Seeds of Innovation grant recipient). Beginning in July, he will become the new rabbi at Kol Shalom in Rockville, MD.https://washingtonjewishweek.com/51118/steinlauf-tapped-as-kol-shalom-rabbi/featured-right/ …

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-06T16:16:14+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

High School Juniors: You’re invited to visit List College and discover the benefits of living, learning, and exploring your Jewish identity within the campuses of Columbia, @BarnardCollege, and JTS. Join us on Sunday, 4/14 to learn more. http://www.jtsa.edu/lcoh2019 pic.twitter.com/tEbnoEbLXM

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-06T16:16:14+00:00

Major Research Grants Awarded to Faculty

Anthropology+Archaeologyeconomics This winter, Barnard faculty members were awarded prestigious research grants that support an array of interests, enabling them to conduct collaborative research with other institutions.    Assistant Professor of Economics Anja Tolonen received grant funding from the Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) for a collaborative project entitled “Mining Disease: Contagious Infection and Natural Resource Extraction.”   Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology Paige West, along with her colleague John Aini from Ailan Awareness, was awarded grant funding from the Christensen Fund “in recognition of our partnership and the important role [Barnard and Ailan Awareness have] played in bolstering biocultural diversity…in Papua New Guinea.” They were also awarded a grant for their work by National Geographic this same week.     In addition, the Liman Foundation renewed support for the Arthur Liman-Judith Kaye Public Interest Yale Law School Summer Fellowship Fund and the Liman Foundation New York City Arts Internship Fund. The Athena Film Festival received two awards: a [...]

Major Research Grants Awarded to Faculty 2019-02-14T09:19:20+00:00

Politics & Ethics of Archives: Q & A With BCRW Director Elizabeth Castelli

activismBCRWlibrary The theme of the 44th annual Scholar and Feminist Conference of the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), taking place on February 8-9, 2019, is "Politics and Ethics of the Archive." BCRW Director and Professor of Religion Elizabeth Castelli shares her thoughts on how archives have changed in the digital world, why archivists must approach their work using an ethical lens, and the ways in which archives are political. BCRW Director & Professor of Religion Elizabeth CastelliWhen you use the word “archive” in 2019, to what are you referring? How is this notion of “archive” different from the one commonly held a generation ago? I use the word "archive" to describe repositories of a wide range of artifacts — textual, visual, audio, video, and material. These artifacts can be published or unpublished, public and private, documentary and polemical. With apologies to the journalists among us, I believe that archives are truly the first draft of history. How [...]

Politics & Ethics of Archives: Q & A With BCRW Director Elizabeth Castelli 2019-02-19T10:09:12+00:00

Lecturer Alexandra Watson Wins 2019 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing

fellowships & grantsliterature & poetry Lecturer Alexandra WatsonAlexandra Watson, Lecturer in First-Year Writing, has won the 2019 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing of Apogee Journal. Watson has been given this award, according to the judges, for her “high literary stewardship as the editor of Apogee, a journal of literature and art, foregrounding writers of color and engaging with issues of race, gender, and class, including Apogee's ‘Alternate Canon’ series.” Watson, who has taught at Barnard since 2017, has also taught in Columbia University’s Writing Program and at the nonprofit college-access program Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, where she served as assistant director of writing instruction. She received her MFA from Columbia and her B.A. from Brown. In 2011, Watson co-founded Apogee Journal, a publication dedicated to highlighting marginalized voices in literature and the arts, and has been executive editor since 2015. The "Alternate Canon" series aims to foster a more inclusive system of valuing literature. The [...]

Lecturer Alexandra Watson Wins 2019 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing 2019-02-19T10:09:13+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Last weekend, over 40 teens experienced a full day of learning and dialogue at our annual Teen Summit. They heard from experts, met in small groups, and developed an understanding of Jewish leadership, civil discourse, and civic responsibility.pic.twitter.com/3IOJvbNYs4

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-01T15:30:27+00:00
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