Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Still looking for a Jewish Studies Class for Fall 2011?

These courses still have seats for the fall term:

JS 0013 Hebrew 1
JS 0037 Hebrew 5 (Advanced)
JS 0283 US & Holocaust (1 pm section)
JS 1250 Modern Jewry
JS 1253 Holocaust Literature
JS 1260 Jews in the US
JS 1645 Jesus and Judaism

Check cross-listed sections: some cross-listed sections are full but others have open seats.

Internship at Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow

Galicia Jewish Museum
Krakow, Poland

Internship Programme
Who we are:
The Galicia Jewish Museum consists of contemporary photographs showing the traces of Jewish past in Polish Galicia. The aim of the exhibition is to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, but also to celebrate the rich and diverse Jewish culture that existed in that region before. The museum also organises several educational and cultural events such as meetings with Holocaust survivors or Kletzmer concerts.

What we offer:
- in-depth insight into the everyday workings of a growing and dynamic cultural institution
- internships with one of four museum departments, or for a general programme rotating between departments: Education, External Relations and Communications, Projects and Publications, Operations
- participation in cultural activities and study trips
- we assist with finding accommodation and will provide other logistical support if needed, such as letters of invitation for visa applications

What we expect:
- Students or graduates of a relevant university programme (such as Jewish or Religious Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, history, anthropology, social sciences, cultural management) or someone demonstrating significant interest in the field
- Good knowledge of English which is the operational language of the museum, familiarity with other languages (esp. Polish, Hebrew or German) would be an asset
- commitment to the work and mission of the Galicia Jewish Museum

Internships should run for a minimum of eight weeks, but can last longer. They can take place anytime throughout the year, and part time internships are available.

For more information or to apply for an internship, please contact Monika Stępień (Administrative
Assistant / PA to Director),

Jewish Studies Program now has a Facebook Page

Welcome back to the fall semester. On the right, you can see our link to Facebook. Please "like" us and tell your friends. I will start cross-posting material here on the Facebook page so you can just follow things there is you find blogs to be too Internet 1.0.