ASU Students in the JHP Minor Invited to Present Research at Greensboro Jewish Federation (May 1)

ASU Students in the JHP Minor Invited to Present Research at Greensboro Jewish Federation (May 1)

 In March, five ASU students (with a minor in Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies) became the first recipients of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies' new student travel grants for Israel. The students did research at Yad Vashem, the Central Zionist Archives, the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and Archives, and Hebrew University. They interviewed piece activists from organizations such as "Women Wage Peace" and "Women in Black" observed their peaceful protests in Jerusalem. The students also attended the Center's first conference in Israel that took place in Akko (co-organized with the USC Shoah Foundation in LA and the Holocaust Program at Western Galilee College). 

 Now that their work is completed, the students -- Sarah Brody, '19, Elizabeth Knowlton, '20, Sarah Perlmutter, '19, Halley Roth, '20, Annette Waters, '20 -- have been invited to present their findings at the Greensboro Jewish Federation (on 5509-C West Friendly Avenue). The presentations (followed by discussion) will be part of the pre-Yom HaShoah program at the Federation and begin on Wednesday, May 1, at 5:00 pm. The Center is a co-sponsor.

 The Center has also organized a public presentation by some of the grant recipients on the ASU campus from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, May 3. The student talks will take place at the Center's conference room in the new Center Suite in Edwin Duncan Hall 101-102. Both events are open to the public.

 The Center would like express its gratitude to Ed and Helen Decker, the Rosenblatt Family Foundation, and the Miriam and Abe Brenner Foundation in cooperation with the Greensboro Jewish Federation for their support of the new student travel grants. 

For more information, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or

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About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies

Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers, and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding, and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides.

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.

Published: Apr 30, 2019 2:22pm



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