Friday, May 25, 2012

2012 Graduate Wins Boren Scholarship!

Congratulations to 2012 JS Certificate receipient Arielle Ross on being awarded a Boren scholarship for study in Israel next year. The "Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad." These are very competitive national scholarships: 161 total were awarded out of an applicant pool of over 1000. Arielle is one of 3 Pitt students to receive the award. While in Israel, Arielle will pursue advanced study in modern standard Arabic and the Palestinian dialect. Kol ha-kavod and Mabrook!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Isaac Bashevis Singer in Art and Song: Sunday June 3

Sunday, June 3 • 3 PM JCC Levinson Hall • 5738 Forbes Avenue Isaac Bashevis Singer’s World in Art and Song Featuring SUSAN LEVITON vocalist and storyteller Accompanied by accordionist LAUREN BRODY For more information, contact Melissa Hiller, AJM Director, at 412.521.8011 x105, or FREE FAMILY WORKSHOP Susan Leviton and Lauren Brody JCC Levinson Hall • Sunday, June 3 • 10 AM Inspired by the richness of Yiddish culture rooted in the heart of I.B. Singer’s stories, Leviton’s song selection will connect Yiddish songs and music to the writer’s life and literary themes. This project is partially supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Additional support is provided by individual contributions. FREE CONCERT