Stanford University

Stanford Getting $12 Million For Jewish Doctoral program

05/11/2010

(JTA) — The Jim Joseph Foundation will give Stanford University $12 million to renew its Jewish education studies department.

The funding for the California university’s School of Education will create a doctoral concentration in education and Jewish studies, and establish and endow a Jim Joseph professorship in education and Jewish studies.

The gift is the largest in the history of Stanford’s School of Education.

Green Day For AJC

11/17/2009
Staff Writer

San Francisco — In its effort to elevate the issue of energy independence, the venerable American Jewish Committee has pushed for policy change in Washington, “greened” its own New York headquarters and even offered cash incentives for its employees to buy hybrid cars.

A Tesla electric sports car parked outside of San Francisco’s JCC, site of an environmental conference. Right, AJC “green” missi

High-Wire Act

The eruv — that ethereal yet physical boundary enabling observant Jews to push strollers and use wheelchairs on Shabbat — fosters community even as it sparks tensions.

03/06/2009
Before the Internet Age rendered geography irrelevant to community there was the eruv, the rabbinic response to spatial separation. A strategically placed wire here, a natural hedge border there, the inclusion of a fence or a highway, turns a neighborhood into an imaginary walled community of halachic intent, as such a deliberate remembrance of pre-diasporic Jerusalem.  

Memo To Israel’s Leaders: Reinvent The Jewish Agency

02/02/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

To: Prime Minister Netanyahu, Chairman Sharansky

From: Prof. Yoav Shoham, Stanford University

1. Background:

a. Re-conceptualizing and re-establishing the connection between Israel and Jewish communities worldwide is a matter of national security for Israel no less important than Iran;

b. Reforming the Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI) is a key component of such a move.

2. JAFI today:

Surprise JTS Choice Signals New Openness

04/14/2006
Staff Writer
Arnold M. Eisen has 15 months before he starts his new job as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, but even on the day the appointment was announced, he was making significant changes at the Conservative movement’s flagship institution.

Do One Third Of Americans Blame Economy On Jews?

06/24/2009

Assistant Managing Editor
An online poll on anti-Semitic attitudes in the wake of the Bernard Madoff scandal suggests more than a third of Americans blame “the Jews” to some degree for the economic crisis. The poll, by two professors at Stanford University, did not distinguish between financiers, corporate CEOs, economists, government officials or others who are Jewish, but simply inquired “How much to blame were the Jews for the financial crisis?”
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