2014 award recipients pictured with Department of Jewish Studies faculty.
Sarah Baron, ’15
Major: Jewish Studies
The Baruch S. and Pearl W. Seidman Student Award
Next year, Sarah will be working on an honors thesis with Hilit Surowitz-Israel on Jewish Life in the Caribbean.
Jewish Studies, M.A. Student
The Betty and Julius Gillman Memorial Student Support Fund
Emily is currently working on a research project for her Master’s thesis on "Memory and Identity: The Adult Children of Intermarriage and Their Narratives." Her study is based on the analysis of in-depth interviews she conducted with individuals who grew up with one Jewish parent and one parent of another cultural-religious origin and other sources on identity formation and intergenerational memory and American Jewish culture.
Jacob Binstein, ’14
Double Major: Jewish Studies and Information Technology and Informatics
The Maurice Meyer III and Irma Meyer Endowed Student Award
Jake worked on an honors thesis with Professor Gary Rendsburg. He developed a website for the Book of Ben
Joshua Blachorsky, ’15
Major: History; Minor: Jewish Studies
The Deborah S. and Herbert B. Wasserman Endowed Research Award
Next year, Josh will work with Professor Gary Rendsburg on his History honors thesis, entitled "When Did Rabbinic Authority Take Hold."
Gabriel Cohen, ’14
Major: Jewish Studies
Minor: American Studies
The Ruth Feller Rosenberg Endowed Student Award
During this academic year, Gabe has been working on a Jewish Studies honors thesis, with Dr. Eddy Portnoy, where he researched historical and contemporary instances of satirical treatments of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.
Jordan Davis, ’16
Double Major: Psychology & Sociology; Double Minor: Criminology & Hebrew language
The Barry and Deborah Venezia Adler International Study Scholarship
This summer, Jordan will be attending an Ulpan course at Tel Aviv University.
Nava Frankel, ’14
Minor, Jewish Studies
The Louis Fishman Memorial Student Support Fund
Nava has been an active participant in Jewish life on campus and also contributed greatly to the success of the Bildner Center’s Jewish film festival.
Mouna Jaouad, ’16
Double major: Political Science & History; Minor: Hebrew language
Margolin Family Student Award for Study in Israel
Mouna will be spending the fall 2014 semester in Israel at the University of Haifa.
Aaron London, ’15
Major: English; Minor: Hebrew language
The Harold and Betty Perl Endowed Scholarship
Aaron has been an active participant in Jewish life on campus and plans to pursue Rabbinical School upon graduation from Rutgers next year.
Sarah Stuby, ’14
Major: Art History; Double minor: Jewish Studies and Psychology
Over winter break, Sarah visited various sites in Israel to support her research for her art history honors thesis, "Exploring Jewish Iconography: The Zodiac Motif in Synagogues of Late Antiquity.