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Friends of Judaic Studies

Thank you for giving!The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies is concluding its 20th year. Public lectures, in collaboration with other UT departments and the Knoxville Jewish Alliance, Holocaust Conferences, book discussions, as well as cultural experiences such as trips to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., have helped to educate on campus as well as in the Jewish community and the community at large. Your support has helped to make our program better and stronger.

Your donations DO make a difference.  In collaboration with the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise and the College of Arts and Sciences and a number of Jewish community members and organizations, Judaic Studies has been privileged to host a Schusterman Visiting Israel Professor for three years in a row -- 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011.  This collaboration has benefitted students, faculty, as well as the community.  Also due to private funding from Diane and Guilford Glazer and Lea and Allen Orwitz, we are able to offer instructor-led Beginning and Intermediate Modern Hebrew classes as well as advanced Hebrew as needed.

If you wish to make a contribution, the following funds are available:

  • Judaic Studies Lecture Fund, Religious Studies
  • Judaic Studies Chair Endowment, Religious Studies
  • Judaic Studies Support Fund, Religious Studies
  • Abraham and Rebecca Solomon and Ida Schwartz Distinguished Lecture Fund for Judaic Studies, Religious Studies
  • Dr. Ruben Robinson Memorial Fund, Religious Studies
  • Manfred and Fern Steinfeld Professorship Endowment in Judaic History, History Department
  • The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Scholarship in Judaic Studies, Religious Studies
  • The Karen and Pace Robinson Enrichment Fund, Religious Studies
  • Dr. Gilya Schmidt Endowed Faculty Award Fund in Judaic Studies, Religious Studies

To help educate our citizenry about Judaism and for more information about these programs, please contact Dr. Gilya Gerda Schmidt.

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