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Jewish Studies Program Receives Grant for Cross-Border Project

The Jewish studies program at SUNY Plattsburgh was recently awarded a grant by the American Academy for Jewish Research Special Initiatives Fund to examine the development of North American Jewish communities in urban areas.

Together with Concordia University’s Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies and the Microprogramme en etudes juives at the Universite de Montreal, the project will include a series of three talks: one lecture at each of the three campuses involved by experts on the Jewish urban experience. According to Dr. Jonathan Slater, director of the SUNY Plattsburgh Jewish studies program, acclaimed Jewish studies scholar Dr. Deborah Dash will lead off the series with a talk at Concordia University in Montreal.

Moore is the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her talk takes place Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Room H-763, Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal. 

The second and third lecture in the series will be held later in the fall semester — one at SUNY Plattsburgh and the other, delivered in French, at the Universite de Montreal, 2900 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit, Montréal. Details will are to be announced.

“This grant project is an excellent opportunity for SUNY Plattsburgh to collaborate internationally with two Canadian institutions of notable stature — one anglophone and the other francophone,” Slater said. “The project also brings together both the academic communities and Jewish communities of the two regions for a stimulating learning experience.”

For more information about Moore’s talk and the American Academy for Jewish Research grant project, contact Slater at 518-564-2284 or [email protected]

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