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Welcome to the web site of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon. The Program was established in 1998 as the result of a generous gift from the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation of Portland.

The interdisciplinary Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies provides a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum in the history, religion, and civilization of the Jewish people, and offers two years of instruction in Hebrew language and literature. The program offers a Judaic Studies Major leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree and a Judaic Studies Minor. At this time there are no graduate programs offered through the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies also offers public lectures, brown bag seminars, and other events of campus wide and community interest.

Find out more about Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon by exploring this web site or feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Deborah A. Green, with your individual questions.


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Are Anti-Israel Boycotts Legal? Doesn’t Look Like it

By Kenneth L. Marcus, President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center

Originally Published in Newsweek

5/19/16

Boycotts against Israel are making headlines again. The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is voting this month on whether to boycott Israel.

If the resolution passes, AAA will be the largest and oldest academic association to do so.

In response, many heads of U.S. universities, including MIT, the University of Chicago and all 10 University of California campuses, recently reaffirmed their opposition to academic boycotts, specifically citing ones targeting Israel.

The graduate

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Annie Caruso

Welcome back Annie Caruso!

We are happy to announce that Annie Caruso will be returning in Fall 2016 to teach beginning Biblical Hebrew for Judaic Studies! Annie Caruso graduated with a BA from the University of Oregon in Religious Studies and Anthropology in 2004.  She has received a Masters degree from the University of Chicago in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and is currently working toward her Ph.D. at the University of Oregon in the Department of Anthropology.

Welcome back Annie!

If you are interested in taking Biblical Hebrew next year please follow the link below to see the course offerings.

Hebrew

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Jack Sanders

Celebration of Life for Jack Sanders

The Jack T. Sanders Celebration of Life at the University of Oregon will take place on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 10 am in the Knight Library Browsing Room. Both Jack’s wife of over thirty-six years, Susan Elizabeth Plass, and Jack’s son, Collin Thomas Sanders, will be in attendance. Around 11:15 am, the group will proceed from the library to a location nearby for the planting of a flowering dogwood tree dedicated to Jack’s memory. Afterward, a buffet lunch will be served in the Browsing Room of Knight Library. At 4 pm that day in Chiles 128 (corner of Kincaid and 13th),

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