Karen B. Stern of Brooklyn College, Brown Ph.D. 2006, has won a 2020 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies for her book Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Tablet magazine writer, Roklh Kafrissen, published an article on April 7, 2020 entitled “Rokhl’s Golden City: How a brawl in Tel Aviv changed the theater scene in New York, and why Israeli soldiers are speaking Yiddish to fight COVID-19.”
Professor Saul M. Olyan, Director of the Program in Judaic Studies and Samuel Ungerleider Jr. Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR).
Professor Adam Teller presented a lecture, at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, entitled "The Reconstruction of Jewish Life after the Chmielnicki uprising 1648" which tackled the question of how Polish-Lithuanian Jewry succeeded in overcoming so quickly the terrible devastation of the mid-seventeenth century uprising.