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.
By Kenneth L. Marcus, President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center
Originally Published in Newsweek
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 Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies is happy to announce that Professor Gantt Gurley of the German and Scandinavian department will serve as the Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon for the next three years.
Professor Gurley is an Associate Professor of Scandinavian who has served on the Judaic Studies Executive Committee for several years and is well acquainted with colleagues and students in Judaic Studies. His recent book, Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt and the Poetics of Jewish Fiction, examines one of Denmark’s...
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Alterity and Its Alternatives:
A Conference on Gender and Judaism in Honor of Judith Baskin
Tuesday, May 23
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
9:00-10:30 In Her Voice: Female Jewish Writers
Moderator: Anne Kreps – University of Oregon
Gantt Gurley – University of Oregon
“The Other Goldschmidt: Ragnhild and Alleotheta”
Naomi Sokoloff – University of Washington
“Modern Women Poets and...