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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.


Activities

Mark Twain article, written 1898

Concerning the Jews

Merry Christmas, from Mark Twain

By Mark Twain March, 1898

Some months ago I published a magazine article descriptive of a remarkable scene in the Imperial Parliament in Vienna. Since then I have received from Jews in America several letters of inquiry. They were difficult letters to answer, for they were not very definite. But at last I have received a definite one. It is from a lawyer, and he really asks the questions which the other writers probably believed they were asking. By help of this text I will do the best I can to publicly answer this correspondent, and

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Gantt Gurley is the new Program Director for Judaic Studies

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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Events honoring Judith Baskin

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Program – PDF Version

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

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