Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy new year of peace!

Jew­ish Book Coun­cil announced the win­ners of the 2019 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards. Congratulations to Professor Robert Alter, winner of this year’s Life­time Achieve­ment Award for his mon­u­men­tal and decades-long project The Hebrew Bible: A Trans­la­tion with Com­men­tary (W. W. Nor­ton & Company), and to Professor Ethan Katz whose co-edited book, Colonialism and the Jews (Indi­ana Uni­ver­si­ty Press), was named a finalist for the Anthologies and Collections category.

The Center for Jewish Studies expresses sincere appreciation to the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund for the 2019-20 Newhouse Fund award which provides support for our Jewish Studies graduate students and the Yiddish Instruction Program.