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JRelease: Association for Jewish Studies Offers Opportunity to Learn with World’s Top Jewish Studies Scholars

March 23, 2021 9:00 AM | Laura Herring (Administrator)

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Association for Jewish Studies Offers Opportunity to Learn with World’s Top Jewish Studies Scholars

Spring Courses in Race & Antisemitism by Marc Dollinger & Pamela Nadell

(NEW YORK, NY, March 2021) The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the launch of AJS Academy, which offers online courses with the world’s top Jewish Studies scholars.

This launch comes as part of the organization’s larger efforts to share Jewish Studies work and research with the wider public. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AJS has seen growing interest in distance learning and is using this moment to grow its current public program offerings and reach more audiences all over the globe. Besides AJS Academy, those public engagement efforts include the Adventures in Jewish Studies podcast series, an online and in-person lecture series, and Arts and Culture Community Grants.

The inaugural courses offered through AJS Academy will be taught by Marc Dollinger, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University and Pamela Nadell, the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University.

Dr. Dollinger’s course will examine Jews and race in United States history and the civil rights movement, while Dr. Nadell’s course will consider the long history of antisemitism in the United States.

The spring courses are:

Jews, Race, and the US Civil Rights Movement
taught by Marc Dollinger, PhD
4 Mondays at 7 p.m. EDT beginning April 5

Antisemitism and the American Past
taught by Pamela Nadell, PhD
3 Tuesdays at 12 p.m. EDT beginning April 27

Courses are open to the public, and Friends of the AJS Benefactors are invited to attend for free.

To learn more about AJS Academy and register, please visit associationforjewishstudies.org/academy.

AJS Academy is made possible by funding from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

The Association for Jewish Studies is the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide, with more than 2,000 members in 33 countries. The mission of the AJS is to advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, and to foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public.

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If you would like more information about AJS Academy or to interview either of the instructors, please contact Amy Ronek at (917) 606-8249 or aronek@associationforjewishstudies.org.

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