Georgetown University formally launched its Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC) on Feb. 29 with a day of events. The launch of the CJC represents a new era for the study of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown, and is an expansion of the former Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC).
Reflecting on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe since the turn of the century, the newly launched Center for Jewish Civilization hosted the Keith Stoltz Biennial Conference on Jewish Civilization, “Understanding Contemporary European Anti-Semitism” on February 29, 2016.
Boosted by a $10 million donation from the Braman family, Georgetown University officially launched the Center for Jewish Civilization, announced by University President John J. DeGioia in a campus-wide email Wednesday.
The School of Foreign Service’s (SFS) Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC), which began as a dream of the late Rabbi Harold White and a few faculty members more than a dozen years ago, will blossom into a center later this month.
Georgetown University, a Catholic institution long known for scholarship on the Arab world, is intensifying its study of Jewish civilization with aid from a series of significant donations. The latest, to be announced Wednesday, is a $10 million gift for research on the Holocaust.
Georgetown University will launch the Center for Jewish Civilization, an interdisciplinary teaching and research program that will cover all aspects of Jewish civilization, with an event Monday.
The center, which will replace the Program for Jewish Civilization, is the result of almost 12 years of work by university administrators, faculty and donors.
The American premiere of the documentary "Karski and The Lords of Humanity" was held on November 5 at Georgetown University’s Lohrfink Auditorium, with several hundred people getting their first glimpse of the new film at the University where Karski spent 40 years of his life.
The American premiere of a documentary about Jan Karski – an emissary who informed the Allies about the Holocaust – was held at Georgetown University, where Karski studied and lectured after WWII. The screening was co-organised by the Polish Embassy in Washington.
This year's Hal Israel Endowed Lectureship on Jewish-Catholic Relations was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Portugal and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and included remarks by the Ambassador of Portugal and the Director of the Diplomatic Institute in Lisbon.
The Program for Jewish Civilization was honored to host Cardinal André Vingt-Trois and a delegation of bishops for an interfaith discussion on "How Can Jews Believe in God After the Holocaust." Also present were Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg, Dr. Adena Berkowitz and Fr. Patrick Desbois of Yahad In-Unum.