Jewish Studies Update


Rebecca Ayako Bennette is the director of
Jewish Studies and associate professor in the
Department of History.


Jewish Studies at Middlebury sponsored and cosponsored eight events throughout the past academic year, thanks to generous support from the Quint Foundation and the Aquinnah Fund, as well as the efforts of several colleagues both within Jewish Studies and in other programs.

The annual Quint Lecture was given by Professor Jonathan Sarna, who provided a thought-provoking talk titled “Is America Different? Anti-Semitism in the United States in Historical Perspective.” The topic fostered lively discussion afterward at our yearly banquet.

The visit by Roman Kent, chairman of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, was another notable event. Kent spoke about his experiences during the Holocaust as well as about his many subsequent philanthropic efforts. Several students also had the unique opportunity to talk with Kent in smaller settings. Overall, this was a successful year of events in Jewish Studies at Middlebury.

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