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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - Week of November 14, 2004

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List

Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur(at)>

Week of Sunday, November 14, 2004 (1 Kislev 5764)




1. An Update on the Discussion List (Ben-Ur)

2. This Year's Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus (Ben-Ur)

3. Association for Jewish Studies Program Book 2004 Online (Sheramy)

4. Association for Jewish Studies Conference: Hotel Reservation Deadline (Sheramy)

5. Update on Association for Jewish Studies Conerence (Horowitz and Sheramy)

6. Job Opportunity: Tenure-Track Asst. Professorship in Religious Studies, with Focus in Sephardic/Oriental Judaic Studies, Florida International University (Bortnick)

7. Job Opportunity: Director of Judaic Studies-Hebrew Union College-JIR, Los Angeles: Focus in Sephardic Studies a Plus (Benor)

8. Job Opportunity: Contemporary Jewish Studies-University of Michigan (Thompson)

9.  Job Opportunity: Director, Jewish Studies Program, Perdue University (Buckser)

10. Job Opportunity: Jewish Studies Program, Penn State University (Moyer)

11. Job Opportunity: Chair in the Study of Jewish Culture (Weitzman)

12. Job Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Appointment, Queens College (Queens College)

13. Visiting Fellowships in Jewish Studies, Israel (YadGanadiv)

14. United States Holocaust Museum Fellowship Opportunities (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

15. Award Opportunity: Research on Women or Gender History (Lark)

16. 2005 Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Book Award (Shapiro)

17. Call for Papers: Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (Heller)

18.  Call for Papers: The Conversos and Moriscos within and without Spain (Ingram)

19. Conference on Maimonides with Prof. Moshe Idel and Other Prominent Scholars, Nov.17 & 18, Florida International University (Zohar)

20.  Diaspora and Exile: Conference in Salzburg, Austria (Santa Puche)


1. An Update on the Discussion List (Ben-Ur)

Subscribers have no doubt noticed that the last issue of the Discussion List was sent out last August.  This is the result of technical difficulties associated with outdated software that would no longer work with the updated UMass mail system.  I have arranged for a group listserve through UMass, and this issue is the first that will be dispatched through this new listserve.  Please let me know if the issue does not transmit to you properly. The Caucus website remains:  However, it may take a few more weeks to learn how to update it.

Thank you for your patience.

Aviva Ben-Ur


AJS Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List


2. This Year's Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus (Ben-Ur)

The Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus will be held at the AJS on Monday, December 20 from 12:15 to 1:15. 

If you would like to reserve a kosher lunch, be sure to do so via the AJS website by the deadline of November 22.  Reservations will not be accepted after that date.  Remember, you need not reserve a lunch in order to attend the session. 

Professor Norman Stillman will be chairing this year's session.

Aviva Ben-Ur


3. Association for Jewish Studies Program Book 2004 Online (Sheramy)

From: "Rona Sheramy" <>

Via: Anna Urowitz-Freudenstein <hjmod@OISE.UTORONTO.CA>

Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 22:27:23 -0500

The Program of the Association for Jewish Studies 36th Annual Conference is now available online at  The conference will be held Sunday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.  Over 120 panels will include the latest research in all fields of Jewish Studies.  Special plenary event Sunday evening, December 19, to mark 350 years of American

Jewish life.  Deadline for pre-conference registration and kosher meals reservations is Monday, November 22, 2004.  Deadline for reduced room rates at the Hyatt Regency Chicago is Thursday, November 25, 2004.  For further details, see the AJS website at or  contact the AJS office at 917.606.8249 or


Rona Sheramy

Executive Director

Association for Jewish Studies

15 West 16th St.

New York, NY 10011

Phone: 212-294-8301 x6249


4. Association for Jewish Studies Conference: Hotel Reservation Deadline (Sheramy)

From:             Rona Sheramy <>

Date:             Wed, 10 Nov 2004 15:18:06 -0500

Dear Friend,

A reminder that the deadline for reserving a hotel room at the Hyatt

Regency Chicago at the reduced AJS Conference Rate is Thursday, November

25. The Hyatt has extended the AJS a rate of $99.00 per room (single,

double, triple, or quadruple occupancy), with a limited number of rooms

available for students at $85.00. Please call the Hyatt reservations

line at 1-800-233-1234 (ask for the Association for Jewish Studies Rate,

code: LAJS) or go to the Hyatt's reservation website at Please contact the AJS

office at or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions.

Thank you.


Rona Sheramy

Executive Director

Association for Jewish Studies


5. Update on Association for Jewish Studies Conference (Horowitz and Sheramy)

From:             Association for Jewish Studies <>

Date:             Mon, 01 Nov 2004 16:10:06 -0500

Dear Friend,

This message includes important information regarding the upcoming 36th

Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies to be held

Sunday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency

Chicago.  You can now find the Program Schedule online at

The deadline for reserving kosher meals and registering for breakfast and lunch meetings is Monday, November 22, 2004.  Meal reservations will not be accepted after this date.  Please go to for further information on meal schedules, prices, and payment options.  Similarly, the deadline to secure the reduced Pre-conference Registration Rate ($90.00 for members, $50.00 for students, and $125.00 for non-members) is November 22, 2004.

Information regarding pre-registration can also be found at  If you would like to pay by check for either meals or registration, please print and mail the attached form with payment to the AJS office.  We encourage you to use this opportunity to renew your AJS membership for the 2004-2005 membership year, if you have not already done so.

The Parents Childcare Co-op has made arrangements for Kiddie Corp, Inc. to provide affordable childcare during conference meeting hours. Pre-registration required. Further information and registration forms can be found at  If you have additional questions, contact Andrea Lieber by phone (717-245-1482) or e-mail (  Please note: the Parents Childcare Co-op is an independent initiative and is not sponsored by nor affiliated with the Association for Jewish Studies. The Association for Jewish Studies assumes no liability for use of these services.

If you are interested in sharing hotel accommodations, please send an email indicating your interest to  Be sure to indicate if you are seeking a male or female roommate, and on which date(s) you are seeking to share accommodations.  Messages will be posted on the AJS website ( until roommate matches have been made. It will be up to prospective roommates to contact each other.

Institutions interested in reserving space to conduct interviews at the

AJS conference may do so for a nominal fee.  Further information is available on the AJS website at or by contacting the AJS office. Please note that AJS policy forbids the use of private guest rooms for the scheduling of interviews with attendees. We are pleased to accommodate the needs of those wishing to conduct interviews by making available individual meeting rooms on the conference level.

Conference registrants with U.S. mailing addresses will receive their

conference badge, meal confirmations, and program book in early

December.  Those registrants residing outside of the U.S. will pick up

these materials on-site at the Conference Registration Desk.

Finally, all registrants are cordially invited to attend the 36th Annual

Conference's Opening Reception on Sunday, December 19, 2004 from 6:00

p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Hyatt.  This reception is generously

co-sponsored by Midwest Jewish studies programs and institutions.  The

reception will be followed by the AJS's Gala Banquet (reservations

required) at 6:45 p.m., and the Plenary Lecture (open to all registrants

and the public) at 8:00 p.m.  The plenary event, marking the 350th

anniversary of American Jewry, will feature commentaries by Professor

Jules Chametzky of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Professor

Deborah Dash Moore of Vassar College, and Professor Jonathan D. Sarna of

Brandeis University.  

Please feel free to contact the AJS office at or

917.606.8249 should you have any questions regarding the conference.  We

look forward to seeing you in Chicago.



Sara R. Horowitz

Vice-President for Program

Rona Sheramy

Executive Director

Association for Jewish Studies

15 W. 16th Street

New York, New York 10011

Phone: 917.606.8249

Fax: 917.606.8222




6. Job Opportunity: Tenure-Track Asst. Professorship in Religious Studies, with a Focus in Sephardic/Oriental Judaic Studies, Florida International University (Bortnick)

From: Rachel Bortnick  <>

Date: 11/13/2004


University System of Florida, invites

applications for a tenure track assistant professorship

in Religious Studies. The successful candidate will

demonstrate a broad knowledge of Judaic Studies in

general and a research focus in Sephardic/Oriental

Judaic Studies. Teaching load involves introductory

courses in Religious Studies as well as specialized

undergraduate and graduate courses. The holder of

this position will also serve as an Associate Director of

the interdisciplinary Institute of Judaic and Near

Eastern Studies with primary responsibilities for the

development of the endowed Navon Program for the

Study of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry. Further

information may be found at

Candidates must have completed the doctoral degree

prior to taking the position. Send a complete dossier,

including a letter of application, vita, transcripts, syllabi,

and teaching evaluations (if available), research

sample, and three letters of recommendation to James

E. Huchingson, Chair of the Search Committee,

Department of Religious Studies, DM 302, Florida

International University, University Park Campus,

Miami, Florida 33199, by January 3, 2005. Nominations

are invited. FIU is an affirmative action/equal

access/equal opportunity employer.


7. Job Opportunity: Director of Judaic Studies-Hebrew Union College-JIR, Los Angeles: Focus in Sephardic Studies a Plus (Benor)

From:             "Benor, Sarah" <>

Date:             Fri, 12 Nov 2004 18:22:06 -0500



POSITION: Director of Judaic Studies

DEPARTMENT: Jerome H. Louchheim School of Judaic Studies

LOCATION: Los Angeles


EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2005

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience


Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion seeks to appoint a new

Director of its Jerome H. Louchheim School of Judaic Studies located on

its Los Angeles campus, commencing July 1, 2005. HUC’s Louchheim School

provides a full range of Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies courses for

our neighbor and partner, the University of Southern California.

Annually, approximately 650 USC undergraduates enroll in courses taught

by HUC faculty.


include, but not limited to:

The Director’s responsibilities include serving as HUC’s liaison with

USC in undergraduate affairs, working with USC in all undergraduate

curricular programming relating to Judaic Studies, including working

with USC’s General Education Program, its School of Religion, its

Program in American Studies and Ethnicity and other schools and

departments of the university.

In administering the program, the Director works with HUC faculty on

developing new courses for the undergraduate program and expanding and

supervising the two minor degree programs in Judaic Studies and in

Jewish-American Studies, and the emphasis in Judaic Studies for religion


The Director’s tasks include promoting Judaic Studies at USC in general,

working with USC to attract outstanding undergraduate students who may

be interested in this program, promoting HUC and its graduate programs

among USC undergraduate and graduate students, coordinating

extra-curricular HUC and USC programs associated with Jewish Studies at

both institutions, at USC Hillel and in the general community.


For this position, HUC is seeking candidates with a proven commitment to

undergraduate education. The individual should have capacities in the

following areas: administration, academic planning, scholarship and

teaching, with teaching on the undergraduate level as well as in HUC’s

academic and professional programs an essential expectation. In

addition, the Director should be comfortable working in a highly

collaborative, innovative environment at HUC, Los Angeles, in which the

undergraduate Judaic Studies program is a unique dimension of a

professional training institution.


A Ph.D. is required.

We have a preference for an individual whose primary fields of interest

might include Modern Jewish Literature with an emphasis on Textual

Theory, or Jewish History with an emphasis on the Biblical, Rabbinic or

Medieval European areas, or Sephardic Studies; but it is important to

emphasize that HUC is open to other disciplines within Jewish Studies

that would enrich our offerings for the undergraduate program as well as

for HUC’s own graduate level and professional training interests.

Applications are requested by January 5, 2005. Please send applications

or inquiries to Lewis M. Barth, Dean, Hebrew Union College-Jewish

Institute of Religion, 3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007, or <> <<>>. For

information about the four-campus HUC-JIR system, faculty and library

resources, please visit <>

<<>>, and for our Los Angeles Campus, please visit



Candidates selected for employment at HUC-JIR are subject to a

background check and may be subject to  medical inquiries and/or medical

examinations to determine ability to perform the job.

-Sarah Bunin Benor

Assistant Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, HUC-JIR


8. Job Opportunity: Contemporary Jewish Studies-University of Michigan (Thompson)

From: Cheri P. Thompson (



Pending formal approval, the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan seeks to appoint a social scientist (anthropologist, sociologist, or political scientist) whose research and teaching focus on contemporary Jewish societies in Europe, Israel, or the Americas. Rank is open. The position is a tenure-track or tenured joint appointment between the Frankel Center and the appropriate social science department in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Candidates should send a CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and representative publications to Todd M. Endelman, Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, 3032 Frieze Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 1 December 2004 and will continue to do so until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. It is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Cheri P. Thompson (

The University of Michigan

Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

105 S. State St.

3032 Frieze Bldg.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

(734) 615-6093 / FAX: (734) 936-2186


9.  Job Opportunity: Director, Jewish Studies Program, Perdue University (Buckser)

From: Andrew Buckser

Via: HJ Newsletter <>

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:22:00 -0400




West Lafayette, Indiana

The Jewish Studies Program at Purdue University invites applications for the position of Director, to begin August 2005. The program, established in 1981, offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, drawing on more than 30 affiliate faculty from across the School of Liberal Arts. It also sponsors a variety of conferences and colloquium series and publishes the

journal Shofar. Purdue University is currently engaged in a major expansion of faculty strength, and we seek an energetic scholar and administrator to build the program’s stature and resources.


The Director provides leadership and administration for the Jewish Studies Program’s curricula, courses, and staff; planning and management of the program’s budget; development of the program’s funding resources; and supervision of public relations, lectures, symposia, and other activities.

The Director will teach courses in his or her discipline and coordinate the introductory interdisciplinary course in Jewish Studies, as well as maintain scholarly research.


Candidates should be outstanding scholars and teachers, eligible for appointment at the full or tenured associate professor level in one of the eleven departments of the School of Liberal Arts (Audiology and Speech Sciences, Communication, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Health and Kinesiology, History, Philosophy, Political Science,

Psychological Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology, or Visual and Performing Arts). They should have excellent interpersonal skills; experience or strong interest in development; and the ability to reach across disciplinary boundaries to build the program. Successful administrative experience, including the supervision of staff and budgets, is preferred.

Application Procedure

To apply, send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a sample of recent published work to:

Professor Andrew Buckser, Chair, Jewish Studies Director Search Committee

School of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, 1290 Beering Hall

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907

Contact Information

Andrew Buckser: (765)496-2857; (765)496-1476 fax;

Jewish Studies Program Office: (765) 494-7965; (765) 494-0833 fax

Jewish Studies Program Website:

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2004, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and encourages applications from minority and women candidates.


10. Job Opportunity: Jewish Studies Program, Penn State University (Moyer)

From: Sandi Moyer

Via: HJ Newsletter <>

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:22:00 -0400

PENN STATE. Jewish Studies Program.

The Jewish Studies Program is seeking candidates for a tenure track position, rank open, beginning August 2005. We seek a candidate whose teaching and research explores important themes of the Jewish experience such as the history of ideas, religion, political institutions, social history or literature. The temporal focus of candidate's interests should lie between the Medieval Period and the 19th century. Fields of specialization may be within history, social science or comparative literature and will determine the tenure home of the successful candidate. Ph.D. required. Candidates should be highly committed to both research and teaching in their scholarly work. Service responsibilities are varied, but include committee work in undergraduate and administrative matters.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names of three references to: Sandi Moyer, Jewish Studies Program, Penn State, 108 Weaver Building, Box E, University Park, PA 16802. Applications received by November 15, 2004 will be assured of consideration. However, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its work force.


11. Job Opportunity: Chair in the Study of Jewish Culture (Weitzman)

From: Professor Steven Weitzman

Date:             Mon, 06 Sep 2004 21:59:10 -0400

From:             HJ Newsletter

The Lou and Sybil Mervis Chair in the Study of Jewish Culture

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana

University invites applications at the associate or full professor level

for the newly-established Lou and Sybil Mervis Chair in the Study of

Jewish Culture. The Mervis Chair aims to promote understanding of the

links between Jewish culture and the arts. We are especially interested in

candidates whose work focuses on Jewish contributions to popular

culture–music, cinema, humor, literature, the visual arts,

etc.–particularly in America. Applications are encouraged from

accomplished scholars in all disciplinary areas, and we are open to

applications from artists who can pursue their creative work and teach

within the setting of a large research university. Appointment to the

Mervis Chair will be made in cooperation with the relevant department.

Applications received before November 8, 2004 will be assured of

consideration, but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is

identified. Submit a cover letter, a C.V., a writing (or artistic) sample,

and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Steven Weitzman, Borns

Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 East

Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


12. Job Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Appointment, Queens College (Queens College)

From:             HJ Newsletter <>

Date:             Sat, 06 Nov 2004 21:00:33 -0500

The Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, CUNY, invites

applications for the Rose and Morris Danzig Post-Doctoral Appointment,

established by Carole and Arthur Anderman. The appointment is for one

year, beginning late August 2005 and continuing through June 2006. The

Fellowship is earmarked for those specializing in any area in the field of

Jewish History, with the exception of Holocaust studies.

Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. by May/June, 2005, and

must have earned the doctorate not earlier than Spring 2003.

Responsibilities include teaching one course each semester, working on a

research project for publication, and participating actively in the

intellectual and cultural life of the Center, particularly in its faculty

and student programs.

Interested candidates should submit the following:

1. cover letter and cv

2. list and sketch of preferred courses to teach

3. description of the research project

4. sample of writing (a publication or dissertation chapter)

5. 3 letters of recommendation

Stipend is $35,000 plus health benefits.

Application deadline for all materials is February 4, 2005. Anticipated

decision will be announced by the end of February. Please send all

materials to:

Post-Doctoral Appointment Committee

Center for Jewish Studies

Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11367


13.  Visiting Fellowships in Jewish Studies, Israel (YadGanadiv)

From: and

Via: HJ Newsletter <>

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:22:00 -0400


Yad Hanadiv and the Beracha Foundation are offering Visiting Fellowships in Jewish Studies for the academic year 2005-2006. Fellowships will be awarded to teachers of Judaic Studies who hold non-tenured university positions, or who will have received tenure after September 2005. The fellows will spend the academic year in Israel, working on their own research but also meeting regularly with a senior scholar in their field.

Fellows are required to confirm that upon completion of their fellowship they will resume teaching Jewish studies at a university abroad.

The fellowships for 2005-2006 will be in the amount of $20,000, with an additional allowance of $2,000. for spouse and $2,000 for each child.

Applications must be received by December 31st 2004. Information and application forms may be obtained by writing to:

Yad Hanadiv/Beracha Visiting Fellowships

16 Ibn Gvirol St.

Jerusalem 92430


Fax # 972-2-5610028




14. United States Holocaust Museum Fellowship Opportunities (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

From:  United States Holocaust Museum

Via: HJ Newsletter <>

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:22:00 -0400


Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced

Holocaust Studies awards fellowships to support research and writing about

the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The Center

welcomes approaches by scholars in history, political science, literature,

Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide

studies, and other disciplines.

Visiting scholars at the Center have access to more than 25 million pages

of Holocaust-related archival documentation, the Museum's extensive

library, oral history, film and photo collections, and Holocaust survivor

database, as well as art, artifacts and memoir collections. Many of these

have not been examined by scholars, offering unprecedented opportunities

to deepen knowledge about the Holocaust and further advance the field of

Holocaust studies.

The Center is particularly interested in applications the utilize the

Museum's significant archival and other holdings relating to Austria,

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Romania,

Slovakia, and Ukraine, as well as major archival fonds of Jewish

provenance, including the Ringelblum Archive, the World Jewish Congress,

the Jewish Community of Vienna, and other international, state, and local

Jewish political, communal, rescue, and relief organizations.

In addition to pursuing their individual research projects, fellows at the

Center work side by side with other new and established Holocaust scholars

from the United States and abroad, enabling them to test their ideas,

share their research findings, debate methodological or interpretive

approaches, and develop comparative frameworks for their projects.

The Center's weekly fellows meetings and senior seminar programs provide

unique settings for debate and discussion. Fellows participate in the

Center's broad array of scholarly programs and outreach activities at

universities and other academic institutions, both locally and nationally.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum serves as America's national

institution for Holocaust education and remembrance. The Center supports

scholarship and publications in the field of Holocaust studies, promotes

the growth of Holocaust studies at American universities, seeks to foster

strong relationships between American and international scholars, and

initiates programs to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of

scholars specializing in the Holocaust.

The Center accomplishes its mission through:

1) Research projects and publications that shed new light on significant

topics, fill gaps in literature, and facilitate access to study of the

Holocaust for scholars and the general public, including publication, in

association with Oxford University Press, of the scholarly journal

Holocaust and Genocide Studies;

2) The collection and preservation of Holocaust-related archival materials

worldwide, to make previously inaccessible sources available for study and

new research;

3) The sponsorship of fellowship opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral

scholars to work in the Museum's significant archival and other

collections, and to help prepare Holocaust-related manuscripts for


4) Seminars for teaching faculty at the college and university level,

summer research workshops for scholars, conferences, lectures, and



Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations

(ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Applicants must be

affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for

a fellowship.

The specific fellowship awarded and the length of the award are at the

discretion of the Center. Stipends range up to $3,000 per month.

Individual awards are generally granted for one or two semesters, the

summer, or the academic year and require a minimum tenure of three

consecutive months. Certain fellowships provide for full academic year

awards only. Residents of Washington, D.C. receive a modified stipend and

term of residency at the Center.

All awards include direct travel to and from Washington, D.C. and visa

assistance if necessary. Fellows are responsible for securing their own

housing accommodations and health insurance. The Center does not provide

support allowances for accompanying family members.

The Museum provides office space, postage, and access to a computer,

telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. Cost-sharing by home

institutions or other relevant organizations is encouraged to extend the

residency of the applicant at the Museum or to make possible additional

research at other institutions in the Unites States and abroad.


The Center awards the following named fellowships on a competitive basis:

1) The Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars who have

received a Ph.D. or the equivalent degree within the last ten years (full

academic year)

2) Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowships for Archival Research (3 to 9


3) Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowships (3 to 9 months)

4) The Rosenzweig Fellowship for the Study of the Fate of Jews in

Transnistria during the Holocaust (3 to 9 months)

5) Research Fellowships of the Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish

Resistance (3 to 9 months)

6) The Matthew Family Fellowship for Israeli Scholars (1 to 2 months)

7) The Joyce and Arthur Schechter Fellowship (1 to 2 months)

8) The Douglas and Carol Cohen Postdoctoral Fellowship (full academic year)

9) The Sosland Foundation Fellowship for the Jewish Source Study

Initiative (3 to 9 months)

10) The "Life Reborn" Fellowship for Research on Displaced Persons (3 to 9


11) The Yetta and Jacob Gelman Fellowship on the Holocaust in Romania (3

to 9 months)

The Center's Fellowships for 2005-2006 are made possible by the generous

support of the following individuals and organizations:

J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust

William S. and Ina Levine Foundation

Burton P. and Judith B. Resnick Foundation

The Charles H. Revson Foundation

Douglas and Carol Cohen

The Sosland Foundation

William, Charles, and Jeffrey Rosenzweig

Joyce and Arthur Schechter Endowment Fund

Matthew Family Charitable Trust

The Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance

The Yetta and Jacob Gelman Foundation


The postmark deadline for all fellowship applications is November 26,

2004. Decisions will be announced by the end of March 2005. Fellowships

may start as early as June 2005 and must be completed no later than

September 2006. All applications must be in English and consist of:

1) A completed application form

2) A project proposal not to exceed five single-spaced pages (see

application form for guidelines)

3) A curriculum vitae

4) Three letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the

proposed project and the applicant's ability to carry it out, to be sent

directly to the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (see application

form for guidelines)

For information on the Center, a general description of the Museum's

archival and other holdings, the "Archival Guide to the Collections," and

to obtain a fellowship application online, please refer to the Museum's

website at Inquiries regarding archival and

other new sources can be made to individual divisions. Applicants should

consult to obtain additional

information about Museum resources and related contact information.

Please direct any additional inquiries regarding the Center's Visiting

Scholars Program to:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Visiting Scholars Program

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW

Washington, D.C. 20024-2126

Tel: 202.314.7829

Fax: 202.479.9726



15. Award Opportunity: Research on Women or Gender History (Lark)

From: Regina Lark

Via: HJ Newsletter <>

Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004

The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) will award $500 to the

best scholarly bibliographical and historical guide to research focused on

women or gender history. The Kanner Award is intended to promote the

practice of bibliomethodology or autobiography in historical context. The

bibliomethodology award should reflect the critical tools of the

historian's craft as have been developed to provide research guides rather than library catalogues. The autobiography in historical context award should reflect the craft of history as developed and interpreted in individual lives.

Book-length submissions are preferred but substantial guides in other

forms(articles, book chapters, internet publications) may also be considered. The bibliographical and autobiography awards will be given on alternate years, with submissions for each award considered for two-year intervals from the date of publication.

The 2005 award will be bibliographical and published in 2003 or 2004. Entry

deadline is January 15th, 2005. Entrants must be members of WAWH.

Please send three copies of

a) your Kanner Prize application (found at WAWH website) and b) your

submission to the contact listed.

Dr. Regina Lark


Center for the Study of Women

288 Kinsey Hall, 405 Hilgard Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1504

PH: 310-206-5898

Email: Visit the website at


16. 2005 Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Book Award (Shapiro)

Request for Submissions for the 2005 Weinberg Judaic

Studies Institute Book Award

The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute of the

University of Scranton invites submissions for a book

award in the area of American Jewish Studies (history, literature, sociology). Only books published during the year 2004 are eligible. Edited volumes by multiple authors are not eligible. The winner will receive $5000 and two finalists $1000 each. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1, 2005.

The results of the competition will be announced by

August 2005.

Three copies of each book, along with author contact information, should be sent to:

Marc Shapiro

Dept. of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA. 18510

Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 21:09:07 -0400


17. Call for Papers: Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (Heller)

From: Dan Heller at

Via:            HJ Newsletter <>

Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 21:00:33 -0500



its 29th Annual Conference on May 29-31, 2005 at the University of

Western Ontario in London as part of the Congress of Social

Sciences and Humanities. The conference provides a platform for

original scholarly research in Canadian Jewish history, life and

culture from an array of different disciplines.

People wishing to present a paper of 8-10 pages in length

(approximately 2000 words) which concerns some aspect of the

Canadian Jewish experience should send a 1-2 paragraph abstract of

their paper by December 31, 2004. Please include your affiliation

(university or otherwise).

Graduate students are welcome to present and are asked to send an

accompanying letter of support from their academic advisor.

Submission of full panels (3-4 papers) will be given priority, but

individual papers are accepted as well.

Any one paper cannot exceed 20 minutes of speaking time.

Travel subsidies are available for all presenters who have been

members of the ACJS for at least one year (graduate students are

exempt from this requirement of being a member for at least one

year). Subsidy applications will be due early to mid April.

Details to follow. Please note subsidy applicants must submit

their full paper by April 30, 2005 in order to qualify for the


All presenters must be current members of ACJS.

See ACJS website:

Send Proposals to:

Dan Heller <>


18.  Call for Papers: The Conversos and Moriscos within and without Spain (Ingram)

From: Kevin Ingram <>

Via: HJ Newsletter <>

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:22:00 -0400


Papers are invited for the 2nd Annual CONVERSO and MORISCO conference at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus (18-20 May, 2005). Conference papers will examine the converso and morisco experience in Spain, the Spanish Empire, and in the converso and morisco diaspora communities of the Mediterranean. There will be two guest speakers: Juan Gil (Los conversos y la Inquisición Sevillana, 2000) and Barbara Fuchs (Passing for Spain: Cervantes and the Fictions of Identity, 2003)

As previously, the aims of this conference are to bring together an international and multi-disciplinary group of scholars to examine not only converso and morisco culture but also the question of social identity.

Please send 250 word abstracts in English or Spanish to: Kevin Ingram, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Avda. del Valle, 34, 28003 Madrid, Spain

Or send them as e-mail attachments to:

For more information call: 34 (0) 91 554 58 58 or visit our website:



19. Conference on Maimonides with Prof. Moshe Idel and Other Prominent Scholars, Nov.17 & 18, Florida International University (Zohar)

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: This announcement, regrettably posted the day of and before of the events, is intended to inform the public of the rich Sephardic programming at Florida International University.]

From: Zion Zohar <>

Date: 11/12/04  

Please mark these important dates: Wednesday & Thursday, November 17 and 18


The academic highlight of the Sephardic studies program since its inception  3 and a half years ago.

    This year, the president Navon  Program for the Study of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry is proud to present the highlight of this and past year's events - a Conference Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of one of the most important figures in post-biblical Jewish History, Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon (Maimonides).

    Due to a great demand, we are proud to bring back Prof. Moshe Idel, the world's foremost scholar in Jewish Mysticism, all the way from Israel, along with a list of other renowned scholars in the fields of philosophy, mysticism, and Jewish history.

    The Conference is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Wednesday & Thursday, November 17-18, 2004

at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Kovens Conference Center,

Located on the Biscayne Bay Campus off Biscayne Boulevard at NE 151st Street.

Celebrating the exceptional history of Sephardic Jewry, we have the privilege of living in the year that marks the 800th anniversary of one of the most important figures in post-biblical Jewish history—Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon, known as Maimonides or the Rambam, who died in Egypt in the year 1204. Thus, it is with great pleasure that we commemorate the life of this prolific man with a two-day conference featuring a list of nationally and internationally renowned scholars. (Please see detailed program on the back).

Program Highlights:

Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm

Welcome & Keynote Speaker Introduction: Dean Bruce Dunlap – College of Arts & Sciences, FIU

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Yom Tov Assis,  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Leadership and Charisma in Medieval Sepharad

First Panel Chair: Prof. Meri-Jane Rochelson, English Department, FIU

Speaker: Prof. Marla Segol, Carlton University, Canada

Leadership, Reading, & Representation in Maimonides and the Zohar

Speaker: Prof. Sarah Pessin, University of Denver, Colorado

Leadership and Charisma in Maimonides, Yehuda Halevi ,and Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Respondent: Prof. Henry Abramson,  History Department,

Florida Atlantic University

Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 pm

Welcome & Keynote Speaker Introduction- Associate Dean Joyce Peterson, College of Arts and Sciences, FIU
Keynote Speaker:  Prof. Moshe Idel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Leadership and Charisma in Maimonides, Nachmanides, and Abraham Abulafia

Second Panel Chair:  Prof. Abe Lavender – Sociology Department, FIUSpeaker: Prof. Pinchas Giller, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, California

            Kabbalistic Leadership and Charisma in the Modern Period:

                        Shalom Shar’abi and the Beit El School

Speaker: Prof. Kenneth Seeskin, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

            Maimonides’ Leadership and the Challenge of Being a Jew

Respondent: Dr. Abraham Gittelson, Ed.D.

Former Executive Director of the Central Agency for Jewish Education, Broward County

For more information, please contact:
Prof. Zion Zohar, Director, The President Navon Program for the Study of
Sephardic & Oriental Jewry
at 305-919-5610 or

This conference was made possible by the generous

co-sponsorship of  the Richard L. Ashenoff Trust


20.  Diaspora and Exile: Conference in Salzburg, Austria (Santa Puche)

From:             salvasanta <>

Date:             Tue, 09 Nov 2004

Aki embasho vos adjunto el program del Symposium Internasional 'Diaspora i exilio: balansos i perspektivas djudias'. La mayoria de las konferensias son atadas al mundo askenasi, ama yo vo partisipar kon una entitolada 'El Olokosto (Shoa) komo persepsion poetika en la kultura sefaradi'.

Si alguno es interesado en este tema puede eskrivirme.

Vos rogo de pardonar ke el program es en alman i no puedo trezladarlo al djudio. Puede ser ke algunos haverim de Almanya puederan azerlo.

Mersi muncho,

Salud i vida

Salvador de Espanya

[Translation by Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: Here below I include the program of the International Symposium "Diaspora and Exile: Conclusions and Jewish Perspectives."  Most of the sessions are connected with the Ashkenazi world, but I will be participating in one entitled, "The Holocaust (Shoah) as a Poetic Perception in Sephardic Culture."

If anyone is interested in this theme, they may write me.  I beg your pardon that the program is in German and I cannot translate it to Ladino.  Perhaps some friends from Germany can do so.

Thank you very much.

Health and life

Salvador from Spain (Salvador Santa Puche)]



Festabend zur Eröffnung des

Zentrums für jüdische Kulturgeschichte

an der Universität Salzburg


Internationales Symposium

"Diaspora - Exil als Krisenerfahrung: Jüdische Bilanzen und Perspektiven"

Mittwoch, 17. November, 00.00 Uhr


Samstag, 20. November 2004, 13.00 Uhr



Elisabethstraße 45a, A-5020 Salzburg

Gemeinsame Veranstaltung

der Theodor Kramer Gesellschaft, Wien

mit dem Zentrum für jüdische Kulturgeschichte, Salzburg

dem Fachbereich Germanistik der Universität Salzburg

und der Internationalen Stefan Zweig Gesellschaft, Salzburg

Donnerstag, 18. November 2004: Josef-Brunauer-Zentrum

9.00 s.t.: Eröffnung der Tagung

9.30-10.15 Gerhard Bodendorfer, Salzburg: Diaspora und Exil als Movens für jüdische Identität/en.

10.15-11.00 Mark Gelber, Beer Sheva: Nathan Birnbaums Begriffe von Diaspora.

11.30-12.15 Jacques Picard, Basel: Geschichtserfahrung im amerikanischen Judentum.

12.15-13.00 Erik Petry, Basel: "Wir sind Schweizer, aber bleiben immer Fremde". Jüdische Identitätssuche im Vielkulturenstaat Schweiz von den 1920er Jahren bis heute am Beispiel eines jüdischen Freundeskreises in Zürich.


14.30-15.15 Andrea Lauritsch, Klagenfurt: "Ich sitze in Jerusalem [...] alles ist wieder gut." Die Tagebücher des Kulturzionisten Mosche Ya'akov Ben-Gavriel (Eugen Hoeflich).

15.15-16.00 Alfred Bodenheimer, Basel/Heidelberg: U wie "Unschuldig". Zur Destruktion jüdisch-europäischer Ideologien in Imre Kertész' "Roman eines Schicksalslosen".

16.30-17.15 Zohar Shavit, Tel Aviv: Zwischen zwei Exilen oder zwischen zwei Heimaten - Mira Lobe zwischen Tel Aviv und Wien.

17.15-18.00 Primus-Heinz Kucher, Klagenfurt: Alfredo Bauers "Anders als die anderen" - 16 Streitdialoge - von der Antike bis zur Shoa.

Freitag, 19. November 2004: Josef-Brunauer-Zentrum

9.30-10.15 Evelyn Deutsch-Schreiner, Graz: "verschont bleiben ist vielleicht ein Glück, aber ganz gewiss eine Verpflichtung" (Leopold Lindtberg). Theaterkünstler in ihrer Auseinandersetzung mit dem Phänomen "Exil" auf der Bühne.

10.15-11.00 Georg Schmid, Crocq: Emigration und Exil. Das "verjudete" Hollywood.

11.30-12.15 Sigrid Schmid-Bortenschlager, Crocq: Vom Platonismus zum Pragmatismus. Hermann Brochs politische Theorie unter dem Einfluss der Exil-Erfahrung.

12.15-13.00 Andrea Kunne, Amsterdam: Die Diaspora als Lebensraum. Robert Menasses Romane.


14.30-15.15 Armin Eidherr, Salzburg: Die Thematisierung von Diaspora und Exil in der jiddischen Dichtung aus Österreich.

15.15-16.00 Karl Müller, Salzburg: Bilanzen und Perspektiven am Beispiel jiddischer Literatur von Rajzel Zychlinski und Abraham Sutzkever.

16.30-17.15 Salvador Santa Puche, Yecla (Murcia): El Holocausto como percepción poética en la cultura sefardí (Der Holokaust als "poetische Wahrnehmung" in der sefardischen Kultur; Vortrag in spanischer und sefardischer Sprache mit deutscher Übersetzung zum Mitlesen).

17.15-18.00 Gerhard Scheit, Wien: Wieviel Heimat braucht der Mensch? Die Ressentiments von Jean Améry.

Samstag, 20. November 2004: Josef-Brunauer-Zentrum

9.30-10.15 Bernhard Scherl, Salzburg: Faschismus- und Exilerfahrung deutsch-jüdischer Rechtsgelehrter. Eine rechts- und kulturgeschichtliche Untersuchung am Beispiel Ernst Levy.

10.15-11.00 Daniela Strigl, Wien: Albert Drachs "Unsentimentale Reise" und Soma Morgensterns "Flucht nach Frankreich".

11.30-12.15 Klaus Zeyringer, Angers: Rio de Janeiro 1942: Leopold von Andrian, Paul Frischauer, Stefan Zweig.

13.00 Mittagsessen


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