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Gifts & Donations

Endowed Funds

Ernest Dorothy Stein Memorial fund: Inaugurated May 1, 2012, for the establishment and/or continuance of a course of study of Judaism, Jewish culture and heritage.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Harvey Bodker:  Scholarships to study Jewish Studies abroad were donated by KU alum, Mr. Harvey Bodker in honor of the memory of Rabbi Morris Margolies, senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom and longtime professor of Jewish Studies at KU. To apply please visit the Funding section.

Grants

Principal funding for the 2017 Symposium "Jews in the Midwest" was provided by The Community Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Book Collections

Judith Hurwitz:  272 books in Jewish studies given in memory of Aryeh Hurwitz (1936 - 2005), professor of clinical pharmacology at KUMC, by his wife Judith Hurwitz.

Diane Aaron:  131 books of Judaica and cassette tapes.

Donations in progress

David Katzman: donation of books on Jewish-American history and culture, to be deposited in the Spencer Research Library.

Sybil Kahn: donation of books on Jewish art and artists, to be deposited in the Watkins Library and/or the Art and Architecture Library.

Financial Contributions & Donations

David & Sharyn Katzman, Mary C. Hull in memory of Steven B. Klacsmann, Barbara F. Seidman, Professor Kelly Welch, John G. Younger

The Jewish Studies Program is thankful for the generous donations it has received.
 


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Kudos!

The College Monthly Faculty/Staff Newsletter, Dec. 2017: In Jewish studies, a major symposium came together thanks to the efforts of program assistant Carla Aspenberg. She organized the “Jews in the Midwest” conference featuring four speakers from outside campus, as well as KU. She has also assisted the transition of a new director of undergraduate studies and managed other duties amid staff changes. And following the conference in November, she quickly switched gears to organizing a new, unexpected faculty hire in the department. Director John Younger said that without Carla, “Jewish studies would be dead in the water.”

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