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In recognition of her scholarship and teaching acumen, Nora Rubel has been named the inaugural holder of the Jane and Alan Batkin Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies.


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Wed, 12 Oct 2016

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Main Contacts:

Caleb Rood: Program Coordinator, Center for Jewish Studies; Administrative Assistant, Religion and Classics, 585.275.7780

Michela Andreatta: Program Coordinator, Jewish Studies Program; Assistant Professor of Hebrew, 585.275.7465

Aaron Hughes: Director, Center for Jewish Studies; Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies, 585.275.9359

Nora Rubel: Chair, Religion and Classics; Associate Professor of Religion, 585.275.7215

For additional information, contact the Department of Religion and Classics.