Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fall or Spring Internships available at Rauh Jewish Archives at Heinz History Center

Rauh Jewish Archives Internships
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014

 The Rauh Jewish Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials related to Jewish life in western Pennsylvania.  The RJA is part of the Detre Library and Archives of the Heinz History Center.

Positions are open for interns who want the experience of working in an archives and learning what archivists do. The intern should be able to be on site at least six hours/week, with nine hours/week preferred. 

The internship offers hands-on involvement in archival activities, such as the following:
·         Research and writing
·         Digitization of documents and photographs and the creation of metadata
·         Assisting in the processing of a collection
·         Transcription of oral histories

A writing sample is required. 

To apply or for more information, contact:

Susan Melnick
Archivist, Rauh Jewish Archives


Academic credit through the Jewish Studies 1900 Internship can be arranged.
2 credits for 6 hours/week; 3 credits for 9 hour/week.  If interested in arranging academic credit, contact Jason von Ehrenkrook, JS Certificate Coordinator,  For more information on the JS 1900 Internship, see

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fall Courses and Spring Courses

One more note on Fall courses:  We strongly encourage Jewish Studies Certificate students or prospective Certificate students to enroll in one of the 1000-level courses this fall (Fall semester 2013/term 2141).  You need 2 1000-level JS courses for the certificate.   Due to faculty leaves and course reductions for research in the spring term, we will have very few 1000-level courses available.  So if you are trying to finish a JS certificate in AY 13-14, we recommend making room in your schedule for at least one 1000-level course in the fall.

Update on Fall Courses

(cross-posted from the Facebook page)

Update on fall courses:

Jerusalem: History and Imagination: The JS 1160 section is "closed"; but there are seats in RELGST 1160 and HIST 1779 cross-listed sections. Remember that for all cross-listed courses, it does not matter which section you are enrolled in for requirements for majors, minors, certificates, or general education courses. All cross-listed sections are considered the same course for purposes of fulfilling requirements.
Jews and Judaism in the Modern World: JS 1250 and HIST 1767 are "closed"; but there are seats in RELGST 1250.

Jews and Judaism in the Ancient World and Jews in the United States: seats available in all sections.

US and the Holocaust: both course sections are completely full. Consider Jews in the United States or Jews and Judaism in the Modern World as alternatives.

Note: 1000-level JS courses are open to freshmen. There are no prerequisites.

Space is also available in all levels of modern Hebrew for the fall. You can enroll in Hebrew 1 with no placement test. For Hebrew 3 or 5, contact the advising center or the JS program for a placement test.